Legal Implications of Marcellus Shale: A Video Overview

Posted: October 24, 2010

Professor Ross Pifer, director of the Agricultural Law Research and Resource Center and of the new Rural Economic Development Clinic, summarizes the legal implications of Marcellus Shale development.

Law Professor Ross Pifer created a video that provides an overview of the legal issues involved in the development of Marcellus Shale. Marcellus Shale Development - A Matter of Balance summarizes the key issues for landowners, energy companies, and state government. These issues include the subsurface lease contracts between energy companies and landowners and environmental issues such as water access and water quality.

The video is located on a YouTube site and can also be located through 'spotlight' section of the website for the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.