July 21: County Council hearing on Marcellus

Many members of the Allegheny County Council view Marcellus drilling as a fine opportunity for new jobs and income in the county. However, we have a chance to influence their decisions in a public hearing on the impact of Marcellus Shale gas drilling in the county. There will likely be a strong contingent of industry-related witnesses at the hearing, so please attend and speak out so they learn of your concerns! Here is the official notice of the meeting:


Allegheny County Council will conduct a public hearing, on
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, beginning at 5:00 p.m. In the Gold Room, 4th Floor of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

The primary purpose of this hearing is to allow the opportunity for public comment regarding Marcellus Shale related natural gas drilling within Allegheny County.

Public testimony will be scheduled beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Individuals wishing to speak must register with the County Council Clerk online at
www.county.allegheny.pa.us/council , via e-mail (rtc@county.allegheny.pa.us), in person at Room 119 Courthouse, or by phone (412-350-6490), no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled beginning of the hearing.

Each registered speaker will be allotted a maximum of three (3) minutes.

Written testimony will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on July 23, 2010.

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