State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

State Rep. Greg Vitali


Hearing Co-Chair  




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.