Oct 18: City Council Post-Agenda on Marcellus

Pittsburgh City Council will hold a Post-Agenda session to educate members of Council and the public about issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling. Council member Doug Shields recently introduced legislation to ban drilling in the City of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Anthony Ingraffea (Cornell University's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering), Dr. John Stolz (Duquesne University, Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education), and Mrs. Peggy Utesch (community activist, Movin' Forward Consulting) will highlight the public health concerns. The legal perspective will be presented by Ms. Emily Collins (University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic), Mr. Jules Lobel (University of Pittsburgh, constitutional lawyer), Mr. Thomas Linzey (co-founder and Chief Legal Counsel of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund), and Mr. Ben Price (Projects Director, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund). Dr. Kent Moors (Duquesne University, Department of Political Sciences and Director of the Energy Policy Research Group) will discuss the business aspects.

The session will take place at 1 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 5th floor of the City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. It will also be televised on Pittsburgh Cable Channel 13, and can also be viewed on the Legislative Information Center website: http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/lic/

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