State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

State Rep. Bill DeWeese


Hearing Co-Chair



Democratic Policy Committee to hold public hearing on

Marcellus Shale Tuesday in Waynesburg


HARRISBURG, July 29 House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing on Marcellus shale from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the Waynesburg Central High School auditorium, 30 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg.


State Rep. Bill DeWeese, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, requested the hearing and will co-chair it.


The current hearing agenda is:

  Richard Weber, former chief operating officer and president, Atlas Energy

  Barb Sexton, director of government affairs, Chesapeake Energy

  Gary Slagel, director of government affairs, Consol Energy

  Pamela Snyder, chairwoman, Greene County Commissioners

  Dr. Jerome Bartley, superintendent, Central Greene School District

  Shirl Barnhart, supervisor, Morgan Township

  Ken Dufalla, president, Greene County Chapter of the Isaac Walton League

  Martin Niverth, former manager, Greene County Conservation District

  Pamela Judy, Carmichaels resident and property owner


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