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Politics In The Marcellus Shale: Fossil Fools And Fracking

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Olin Hall, 155

Lance Simmens, Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs to former PA Governor Ed Rendell, discusses the political and policy implications of drilling in the Marcellus shale from the perspective of a long-running passion for environmentalism and the social and local impacts of drilling on individuals and the local governments affected. Pennsylvania continues at the forefront of Marcellus shale development, and it seemingly raises more questions than answers. This interactive discussion is intended to focus on the politics of the issue and where we go from here. Assisting with the discussion will be Josh Fox, a Pennsylvania resident, and Director of the well-known documentary, GASLAND.

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