FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Mike Sturla
Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee
State Rep. Greg Vitali
Democratic Policy Committee to hold public hearing on Marcellus Shale air issues Wednesday in Media
HARRISBURG, Oct. 6 – House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing regarding air quality issues related to the Marcellus Shale industry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the Large Auditorium, Room 2225 of Delaware County Community College’s Academic Building, 901 S. Media Line Rd, Media.
State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, who requested the hearing, will serve as its co-chair. The hearing will focus on concerns of air pollution stemming from drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale natural gas formation.
The current hearing agenda is:
Ø Joe Osborne, staff attorney, Group Against Smog and Pollution
Ø Kevin Stewart, director of environmental health, American Lung Association of Pennsylvania
Ø Jay Duffy, staff attorney and Marcellus Shale coordinator, Clean Air Council
Ø Andrew Paterson, executive vice president of technical affairs, Marcellus Shale Coalition
Ø Jim Cooper, regulatory affairs environmental specialist, Chesapeake Energy
Ø Carla Susckowski, director of regulatory policy, Range Resources
The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.