The 2011 Marcellus Summit: Real Issues, Balanced Perspectives
Posted: November 6, 2011
Real Issues, Balanced Perspectives: The 2011 Marcellus Summit will feature topics on real issues and provide a balanced perspective on shale gas development in the Appalachian Basin. The Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and Penn State Outreach are partnering to host this fourth annual event at the Penn Stater November 16th through the 18th.
Attendees will identify and discuss challenges, opportunities, and common goals (environmental concerns, regional infrastructure development, issues for local governments, local economic opportunities, and legal issues related to natural gas development) so that stakeholders can make informed, educated decisions that best suit the needs of the region. These timely discussions can also help communities improve local decision making, empower them to guide their own decisions, and improve the social and economic well-being of their citizens.
The Summit will provide a forum for a variety of stakeholders and experts in the field of shale gas production to meet and discuss key issues. Because of the broad expertise from a variety of sources, including academia, the federal government, state governments, environmental groups, and the gas industry, the summit will present a unique opportunity to learn, network, and share your thoughts and potential concerns over Marcellus shale gas development.
Additional information and registration can be found at the Marcellus Summit 2011