Registration for the May 3-4 Conference organized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Duquesne University on issues surrounding Marcellus Shale natural gas development in Pennsylvania is now open.
The objective of the Marcellus Shale Policy Conference is to convene well-informed members of oil and gas industry, environmental organizations, state and local government, science community, and other interested stakeholders, to engage in active discussion on the currently unresolved challenges imbedded in the development of the Marcellus Shale formation.
The Conference will not be just a series of presentations – it will be an open interactive dialog.
How should Pennsylvania construct an effective, comprehensive, and consistent regulatory framework for the development of the Marcellus Shale formation; one that allows industry to prosper while also protecting our environment and communities?
The Conference will examine many issues in depth, including:
-- What are the most important unresolved regulatory issues concerning development; including frack water management, siting criteria, post-development operations, and long term responsibility?
-- What are the lessons learned from past resource development that Pennsylvania should observe with existing and future development?
-- What have other states done that may prove useful for Pennsylvania? Are there applicable regulatory or development best management practices which can be adopted in Pennsylvania?
-- In the end, what should a comprehensive regulatory program look like in Pennsylvania? What are the pros and cons of that program?
An outline of the Conference Agenda and registration are available online. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive Conference updates.