Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Senate Democratic Policy Committee Holds June 2 Hearing On Health Impacts Of Shale Gas Infrastructure In Allegheny County

Senate Democratic Policy Committee is scheduled to hold a June 2 hearing in Allegheny County on the health impacts of shale gas infrastructure.

In the hearing announcement, Senators Katie Muth (D-Montgomery) and James Brewster (D-Allegheny) said, “A chasm exists between the reliable public health research that has been conducted and the actions taken by legislators, the Governor’s Office, and the Department of Health. 

“These actions demonstrate how the promise of economic benefits outweighed any sense of caution about potential health impacts from shale gas development, how the insistence on irrefutable evidence of health harms became the enemy of reasonable protective measures, and consequently how the burden of proof fell to the communities experiencing the health impacts. 

“The hearing will also address recommendations on what can be done differently to ensure that public health considerations are included in the decision-making process going forward. 

“The hearing will include testimony from impacted residents as well as experts in public health and policy regarding shale gas development.”

The hearing will be held at the Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus Auditorium, 595 Beatty Road in Monroeville starting at 1:00 p.m.   Click Here to register to watch online.

Visit the Senate Democratic Policy Committee webpage for more information.

(Photo: Site of the brand-new Revolution Pipeline that exploded in Beaver County in 2018.  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRead more here.)


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[Posted: May 18, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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