Gov.-elect Tom Corbett has released his inauguration day schedule of events, beginning with a morning Mass at Cathedral and ending with a gala ball at the Farm Show arena.
Now you can add one more. Protestors opposed to Corbett's policies on natural gas drilling will be rallying across the street from the inauguration ceremony on Jan. 18.
"People who are opposed to Tom Corbett's gas drilling policies will gather in Harrisburg to make their voices heard," said Gene Stilp, a Harrisburg-area activist and a coordinator of the rally. "Besides pointing out the environmental downside of gas drilling, we will also be pointing out to Republicans that the policies Corbett wants go against basic constitution rights."
The groups say they are worried the roughly $1 million Corbett received during his campaign from natural gas companies will influence his policies as governor. In addition, dozens of industry leaders and lobbyists are members of Corbett's transition team.