County’s Natural Gas Newsletter Spotlights Key Issues

From Potter County Today

The July edition of Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas Monthly Roundup, a newsletter produced by the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, is now available. Copies can be accessed on the county’s website here. Previous editions are archived on the same site. Those who would like a hard copy should contact Commissioner Paul Heimel at 814-274-8290, Ext. 203, or

Here’s a summary of some of the stories appearing in the July edition:

Economic Developments: Severance Tax Issue Now Before State Lawmakers; Cameron County Preparing For Drilling Boom; Rising Rent/Housing Prices Squeezing Out Locals.

Educational Developments: Potter County Education Council And Cooperative Extension Team For Local Gas Job Training; Webinars Scheduled On Gas Issues; Penn State/DuBois Launches Marcellus Shale Gas Curriculum.

Environmental Developments: Strong Water Discharge Regulations Pass State Hurdles; DEP Secretary Talks Tough On Industry Violators; Delaware River Basin Commission Extends Drilling Moratorium; Tioga County Cows Quarantined After Spill.

Misc. Developments: Heavy Trucks Force Weight Limits On Potter County Roads; Gas Well Emergency Response Training Planned; Operation ‘FracNet’ Targets Water Haulers; Red Light/Green Light — Stop The Drilling Or Full Speed Ahead?; Shale Gas Seen As Game-Changer.

July 13 Meeting Preview:  Gas Drilling On State Forest Land Focus Of July 13 Task Force Meeting, 7 pm, Gunzburger Building (open to the public).

Article courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners.

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