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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tonight’s Gas Task Force Meeting Open To Public

lined-frackwater-pitNext meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, scheduled for tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 13) at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport, will cover numerous topics of interest as companies continue to move into the region for exploration and production of gas from Marcellus shale formations. The meeting, which starts at 7 pm, is open to the public.

Task Force members, now numbering more than 50, have identified water quality and related topics as one of their major issues of concern. An expert on water treatment will be this month’s guest speaker. Robert Hawley, from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Water Management, will discuss treatment and disposal options for the millions of gallons of waste water that are generated from hydrofracturing deep natural gas wells. It’s a controversial topic that has sparked concern among conservation organizations and environmentalists.

There will also be updates on job creation and economic development, taxation issues, emergency management and public safety and related topics.

Task Force member Curt Weinhold took the accompanying photo recently at the “Marshlands Play,” near the Potter/Tioga County border, where workers were preparing a lined pit to accommodate water supplies for hydrofracturing. Potter County Today


Anonymous said...

This was posted a 3:33 p.m. for a 7 p.m. meeting? Great. I imagine a number of people who would have attended didn't learn of it until this morning.

Anonymous said...

This meeting was announced like about 10 times in the papers and the radio and on here. Must be you don't read the papers or this web site much.

Anonymous said...

I think potter county would be better off with a drug task force than a natural gas task force!