State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee





Democratic Policy Committee to hold public hearing

on Marcellus Shale issues Thursday in Bethlehem


HARRISBURG, May 11 House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, today announced that the committee will hold a public hearing on issues related to Marcellus Shale from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem City Hall's Town Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.


State Reps. Bob Freeman, D-Northampton; Steve Samuelson, D-Lehigh/Northampton; and Joe Brennan, D-Lehigh/Northampton requested the hearing. The hearing agenda is:

  Tom Aristide, attorney at law

  Matt MacConnell, vice chairman, Lehigh Valley Sierra Club

  Cathy Frakenberg, program organizer, Clean Water Action

  Erika Staaf, clean water advocate, PennEnvironment

  Douglas Hill, executive director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

  Michael Wood, research director, PA Budget and Policy Center

  Olivia Thorne, president, League of Women Voters of PA

  Chris Miller, member, SEIU Workers United


The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.




CONTACT: Nicole Reigelman
House Democratic Policy Committee
Phone: 717-783-0334; 717-787-3555