PASA Receives Grant for Marcellus Shale Organizing Efforts

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) has received a grant from the Colcom Foundation to develop action-oriented tools and trainings throughout western Pennsylvania to help farmers, rural land owners, and other citizens make informed, integrated decisions, understand legal issues, and engage in environmental monitoring and local organizing efforts related to Marcellus Shale Gas issues within their communities. In partnership with the McKean County Conservation District and Penn State Cooperative Extension, the third workshop in the series, “Understanding Legal Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Gas Workshop” will be offered in McKean County on Tuesday, August 30th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center 219 Edison Bates Drive, Port Allegany 16743.

“Farmers and rural landowners are a key group impacted by the Marcellus Shale gas development, and we want to bring their voices into the debate and support them as they continue to steward their land in the complicated environment of Marcellus Shale gas play,” says PASA Member Services Manager Leah Smith.

Understanding Legal Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Gas Workshop
The third workshop in the Marcellus Shale Choices series, “Understanding Legal Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Gas Workshop” will be facilitated by Ross Pifer, the Director of the Penn State Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center at the Dickinson College of Law. The workshop review leasing information for those with leases, an overview of oil and gas law concepts, address surface owner issues, and share some recent case law.
The workshop is FREE and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. For more information about the workshop and to register online visit Contact Leah Smith at or 412-977-6514 with questions.

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