Marcellus Shale and the Challenges of Intergovernmental Coordination: a free informational forum.
Marcellus shale is transforming Pennsylvania communities, bringing both opportunities for growth and challenges for local government. Pennsylvania is grappling with issues of local control and state oversight. Our expert panelists will address the following questions and more:
• With recently enacted state legislation, as well as emerging federal rules, what is the next stage for local governments and state agencies with regard to Marcellus shale? How will local government, state and federal agencies coordinate shale production regulation, environmental oversight and revenue collection?
• What is the historical context of oil and gas regulation in Pennsylvania? How will state oversight be balanced with local control and land use rights? What legal arguments are likely to be made?
• What is the capacity of state and local government to ensure public safety?
Come with questions.
Leave with answers.
7-9 p.m. at the Heinz History Center (5th floor). Register at http://shale.palwv.org or by calling 1-800-61-SHALE (1-800-617-4253). A program of the League of Women Voters in collaboration with the Local Government Academy and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s award-winning Pipeline shale news website.