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2012-2013 Shale Speaker Series


September 20, 2012

Presenter: Jim Weaver, Tioga County Planner

Search for El Dorado

The Tioga Co. Planner will present some new ideas on direction and guidance for adaptingand adjusting to the Marcellus Shale.

October 18, 2012

Presenter: Lindsey Sikorski, Mansfield University

Creating Mansfield University's Academic/Shale Gas Partnership

The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University was created to develop shale-gas-focused outreach programs, workforce training, research efforts, andprivate/public partnerships in order to maximize the opportunities and benefits within the natural gas industry for students, alumni, and surrounding communities. Learn about the outreach opportunities currently being developed through The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University as well as the new academic program offerings.

November 15, 2012

Presenter: Zach Roeder, Bureau of Forestry

Monitoring Social Effects of Shale Gas on State Forest Lands

Introduction to the Bureau of Forestry's shale gas monitoring program, with focus on efforts to monitor social effects. Specifically the "Recreation Opportunity Spectrum,"view shed analysis, comment cards, and stakeholder input.

January 31, 2013

Presenter: Heather Smiles, PA Fish and Boat Commission

PFBC Involvement in Natural Gas Activities

Overviewof the PFBC's role in the natural gas development in PA and protecting the Commonwealth's aquatic resources. Discussion will include PFBC's roles inmonitoring water quality, water quantity, stream & wetland encroachmen timpact reviews, threatened & endangered species impact reviews, commenting on policy and protecting recreational opportunities, as they all relate to unconventional gas well development.

February 21, 2013

Presenter: Kevin Clark, The WHM Group

Permitting a Pipeline Route; An overview of theenvironmental permitting process

An overview of the environmental permitting process associated with linear utility projects.

March 14, 2013

Presenter: Matt Henderson, Penn State Marcellus Centerfor Outreach and Research

The Natural Gas Resource: Trends, Overview and a Look Ahead for 2013

An updateof the natural gas development throughout Pennsylvania and the emerging shaleplay in Ohio. Discussion around the current trends in development, production,utilization and status of exporting the shale gas resource. An understanding of how the activity within Pennsylvania has not only transformed the state and national energy markets buthow they are impacting global energy markets. A look at what the international players are trying to understand from Pennsylvania as they develop their local resource – the answer might surprise you!

April 18, 2013

Presenter: Paula Ballaron, Susquehanna River BasinCommission

An overview of Susquehanna River Basin Commission's involvement within the natural gas industry.