Feb 27: Citizen engagement in shale gas development

Citizen Engagement:  What You Need to Know about Oil and Gas Permitting Process

Marcellus Outreach Butler (MOB) has invited attorneys from Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services – Ryan Hamilton and Oday Salim – to give a free educational presentation about opportunities for citizen engagement in state and local permitting related to natural gas development. The presentation will describe which local- and state-level authorizations are necessary for drilling and related activities, and which standards must be maintained during operation. Most importantly, the presentation will highlight the many opportunities for citizen engagement in the process, from negotiations related to impacts anticipated on one’s own property to participating in local hearings to challenging state-issued environmental permits. 
1 p.m. at the Butler Public Library (218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001).  Free & open to the public;  refreshments will be on hand.

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