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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Safeguards Necessary For Marcellus Gas Drilling

Environmental speakers note ...
Gas well drilling impacts being monitored

Thursday, January 15, 2009
By Wendy B. Lynn Staff Writer
The Progress News--Clearfield, PA

The auditorium at the Multi-Service Center, Leonard Street, Clearfield, was packed with concerned residents and members of local watershed groups last night for an informational meeting on drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale and the possible impact on local watersheds and the environment. More...

Mr. Berry encouraged anyone who sees a problem or potential problem with a well site to contact the Bureau of Oil and Gas in Pittsburgh by calling (412) 442-4024. He said it is difficult for the agents to keep track of and visit all of the sites in the state and the help of the public is needed. More...

Although not on the schedule for speakers, Dan Vilello, community relations and revitalization consultant for DEP, briefly addressed the audience. "The only way to keep a handle on this ... we need your help," he said. If any resident has a question or sees a problem, he encourages them to call DEP, the conservation districts, the Fish and Boat Commission or SRBC. He noted that gas drilling can be beneficial if done correctly. These are excerfs...Read the entire article....

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