Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale
The Marcellus Shale which lies beneath a number of Northeastern states including Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia is thought to be one of the largest known gas fields in the world. Hydraulic fracturing techniques have allowed oil and gas companies to tap into these reserves as never before, and with such success that supplies now exceed demand, and prices are at near record lows. The operations have been a boost to local economies, but there are important environmental and health concerns yet to be addressed: Please join us to discuss natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.
director of upstream and industry operations, American Petroleum Institute
reporter, The National Journal
president, Environmental Defense Fund
toxicologist, and an adviser to the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project