Call-In Programs To Examine Marcellus Shale Issues

Potter County Today

Pennsylvania Cable Network, shown locally on Zito Media cable channel 22, is sponsoring two special call-in programs dealing with many issues surrounding Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling issues in Pennsylvania. Viewers will be able to share their comments and questions by dialing toll-free at 1-877-726-5001. Programs are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 7 (7 pm): Economic Impact of Marcellus Shale with guests Matthew Brouillette, president of the Commonwealth Foundation; and Sharon Ward, executive director of the Pa. Budget and Policy Center.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8 (7 pm): Marcellus Shale and the Environment with guests Lou D’Amico, executive director of the Pa Independent Oil and Gas Association, and John Hanger, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. This program will be followed at 8 by an interview with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Marcellus Shale drilling safety issues.

Additionally, on Thursday, Sept. 9 (7 pm), PCN will host a Marcellus Shale town hall meeting at Washington and Jefferson College live at 7 pm. The panel consisting of academic, industry, government and state agency representatives, including: Myron Arnowitt, state director of Clean Water Action; DEP Secretary John Hanger; Matt Pitzarella, director of public affairs for Range Resources; David Yoxtheimer, extension associate for the Penn State Marcellus Initiative for Outreach and Resources, and Angela Zimmerlink, Fayette County Commissioner.

Photo above from gas well site near Conrad, Potter County, by Curt Weinhold. Article courtesy of Paul Heimel and the Potter County Commissioners.

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