Are your property values and health at risk? A Marcellus Shale gas boom has come to Western PA. People are leasing their mineral rights and getting royalties on the gas recovered. The gas industry has waged a media campaign that portrays a rosy picutre of the benefits of deep gas drilling, especially for those who lease their land. New York State declared a moratorium on Marcellus Shale gas drilling due to the potential hazards, particularly to drinking water contamination. The industry is moving quickly into Western PA to drill. In response to learning about the risks of deep-shale gas drilling, the city of Pittsburgh passed an ordinance banning drilling for gas in the city.
What are the risks for residents and communities? What do you need to know? What can we do about it?
A free screening of GASLAND and a community discussion, beginning at 7 p.m. at Penn State - New Ken. 3550 7th St. Road (Rt 780), New Kensington PA 15068. For more information, 724-337-7470 or 724-339-1652.