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Friday, September 26, 2014

Minimizing gas-drilling’s impact

Minimizing gas-drilling’s impact

Steps that can be taken to minimize the negative impacts of shale gas production in the region will be front-and-center at the next public meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center.

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 pm, three perspectives on the topic will be presented at the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport, under the theme of “Best Practices.” The topic is especially timely, as activity in the gas industry has begun to pick up across the area.
Here’s a summary of the Oct. 14 meeting content:

--Susquehannock District Forester Chris Nicholas will offer an update on gas development on state forest land, with an emphasis on provisions the state has written into contracts for gas companies leasing gas, oil and mineral rights. The conditions are designed to protect natural resources and wildlife while limiting the impact of energy production. Private property owners who are considering lease offers and anyone interested in state forest management may find the presentation to be of particular interest.

--Jon Boardman, a field compliance manager for Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE), will discuss best practices from an industry perspective. PGE is one of the most active producers in Potter County and owns considerable gas, oil and mineral rights on state forest land. Boardman will bring a private sector perspective to the discussion. He’ll explain PGE’s policies pertaining to public safety, environmental stewardship and other aspects of shale gas development that may not be governed by state or federal regulations.

--Tioga County Planning Director Jim Weaver, who chairs the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team's Oil and Gas Committee, will discuss the oil and gas development supplement to the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide. It’s a blueprint of best practices energy companies and communities can follow to reduce the impact of gas development on the environment and community character. Industry representatives, professional planners and other representatives developed the recommendations.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Those planning to attend are asked to use the Water Street entrance, across from the Potter County Education Council offices.
For more information, call 814-274-4877 or visit the website,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This should be a good one. I am not too crazy about the gas development but it seems clear to me it is coming ready or not. So let's make the best of it and these are worthy efforts. How long do these meetings last? They should film them and put them on the county web site.