The group made more than 100 recommendations regarding Marcellus Shale operations in the state—including a moratorium on drilling on state game lands.
The Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission on Monday released a 95-page final report on its findings regarding the state of drilling in Pennsylvania—and made more than 100 recommendations regarding operations in the Commonwealth. "Pennsylvanians believe that gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has moved too quickly and that public officials need to do a better job protecting their communities and the environment," according to the final report of the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission. The report is the culmination of a two-month effort to give residents a voice on improving drilling policies and protections. Spokespersons for the commission said during a conference call Monday that recommendations made by the Governor’s Marcellus Shale …
The creation of the commission is in response to another created earlier this year by Gov. Tom Corbett, the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A new commission launching this week will give the residents of Pennsylvania an opportunity to weigh in on Marcellus Shale drilling in a way that could influence lawmakers. Former state legislators Carole Rubley and Dan Surra will co-chair the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission, which will hold hearings across Pennsylvania to gather resident perspectives and produce a final report for policymakers. The first of five hearings will be held Wednesday at South Fayette Middle School in South Fayette. "Marcellus Shale development will have a huge impact on our commonwealth and it is critical that we get it right," Surra said in a prepared statement. "This commission will give citizens an opportunity to add their voice and bring some …