The Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) is developing a pilot ‘Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project’ in collaboration with the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and other environmentally-focused organizations to increase public awareness of issues associated with developing the Marcellus shale in western Pennsylvania. As part of this project, MWA will host four informational meetings and two citizen training sessions located in the Yough basin.
The informational meetings for citizens will include information on the drilling and permitting process, leasing pitfalls, compliance and the DEP’s role in oversight, and water, air and health impacts.
Informational sessions will be held on the following dates in the following PA communities:
|September 28, 2010:||Connellsville|
|October 5, 2010:||Greensburg/Latrobe|
|November 4, 2010:||Farmington|
|November 9, 2010:||Somerset|
Time and location TBA.
MWA will also be hosting citizen surveillance trainings designed to assist the public in conducting visual assessments and basic water monitoring associated with well development throughout the area. For more information on this initiative, contact Veronica.