August 2, 2011: Marcellus Shale


HDPC member, Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, discusses the impact Marcellus Shale has had on his region before a hearing in Greene County.

HDPC member, Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, discusses the impact Marcellus Shale has had on his region before a hearing in Greene County.

The HDPC hearing on Marcellus Shale held in Waynesburg, PA drew nearly 200 members of the public to learn more about the state’s burgeoning industry.

The HDPC hearing on Marcellus Shale held in Waynesburg, PA drew nearly 200 members of the public to learn more about the state’s burgeoning industry.


Hearing co-chair, Rep. Bill DeWeese, D-Greene/Washington/Fayette (right), offers an introduction to the audience about the format of the hearing. Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster is pictured to his right.

Hearing co-chair, Rep. Bill DeWeese, D-Greene/Washington/Fayette (right), offers an introduction to the audience about the format of the hearing. Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster is pictured to his right.

Lawmakers from across Pennsylvania visited Greene County to hear local leaders’ perspectives on how natural gas drilling has affected their communities.

Lawmakers from across Pennsylvania visited Greene County to hear local leaders’ perspectives on how natural gas drilling has affected their communities.