State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

State Rep. Rick Mirabito


Hearing Chairman    




House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on Marcellus Shale landowner rights and environmental issues Thursday in Williamsport


HARRISBURG, Oct. 25 – The House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing to examine landowners’ rights and environmental issues in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region from

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Lycoming College in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the corner of E. Fourth and Basin Sts. in Williamsport, Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today.


State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming and a Policy Committee vice chair, requested the hearing and will serve as its chairman. 


The current hearing agenda is:

Ø  Dr. Jonathan Williamson, chair of the Department of Political Science and director of the Center for the Study of Community and the Economy (CSCE)

Ø  Dr. Bonita Kolb, associate professor of Business and co-director of CSCE


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