Apr 28: Town Hall Meeting on Marcellus

Town Hall Meeting: Deep Well Drilling of The Marcellus Shal
The Senate Democratic Policy Committee will host a town hall meeting on deep well drilling of the Marcellus Shale.  Panels of public health, environmental, regulatory, local government and industry experts in the natural gas extraction field will be followed by a public comment period.  Each speaker will be given a maximum of 3 minutes. To speak during the public comment section, you must register with Sen. Ferlo's office at (412) 621-3306.  

The Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found under 
PennsylvaniaNew York and West Virginia between 5,000 and 8,000 feet below the surface. The formation is estimated to hold 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This fossil fuel resource possesses enormous opportunities, but perhaps even more environmental, public health, economic, and social challenges. Senator Ferlo has introduced SB 906 calling for a one year moratorium on expanded drilling and SB 680 which would establish stronger regulations and implement a severance tax to return revenue to local communities and various state environmental stewardship funds.
3 - 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton AvePittsburgh.  Visit www.senatorferlo.com to view the full agenda.

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