Marcellus Shale hearings

If you’re concerned about Marcellus Shale drilling in our area, there will be two upcoming hearings that are open to community participation.

On Thursday, September 9 from 6 – 7 pm, join State Senator Jim Ferlo for a Tele-Town Hall on the topic of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.  This innovative format will allow you to hear from a panel of speakers representing public health, environmental, regulatory, labor and industry sectors.  You can participate by calling 1-888-886-6603 Ext. 15390#, and watch live online.  For more information, contact Senator Ferlo’s Pittsburgh office at 412-621-3006 and ask for Mikhail Pappas.

And on Monday, September 13 from 7 – 9 pm, there will be a City Council sponsored Marcellus Shale Public Hearing in City Council Chambers. You can register to speak for 3 minutes by calling the City Clerk’s office at 412.255.2138 by 12 noon on September 13.

Here is some information from the Sierra Club about  how Marcellus Shale drilling threatens our water supply.  And here is more general information from Earthworks Oil and Gas Accountability Project.