The creation of the commission is in response to another created earlier this year by Gov. Tom Corbett, the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission.
August 30, 2011
A new commission launching this week will give the residents of Pennsylvania an opportunity to weigh in on Marcellus Shale drilling in a way that could influence lawmakers.
Former state legislators Carole Rubley and Dan Surra will co-chair the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission, which will hold hearings across Pennsylvania to gather resident perspectives and produce a final report for policymakers.
The first of five hearings will be held Wednesday at South Fayette Middle School in South Fayette.
"Marcellus Shale development will have a huge impact on our commonwealth and it is critical that we get it right," Surra said in a prepared statement. "This commission will give citizens an opportunity to add their voice and bring some necessary balance to this critical debate....MORE
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