Upcoming WVU Extension Service Programs on Marcellus Shale Resources

by Duane Nichols on October 4, 2013

WVU Extension Service

WVU Extension Programs on Marcellus Shale Resources

West Virginia is home of one of the largest Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits on the East Coast. As landowners and community members began asking questions of WVU Extension agents about this topic, we began our work to learn more, gather experts and create the resources to respond.

Fall 2013 WVUES Natural Gas Educational Programs:

Monitoring of Marcellus Drilling Operations

Dr. Michael McCawley, Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences, WVU School of Public Health

October 15: 6:00 p.m. Philip Barbour High School Auditorium, Philippi, WV

October 16: 6:00 p.m. Erickson Alumni Center West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Gas Well Drilling and Your Private Water Supply

Brian Swystock, Penn State Cooperative Extension Service

November 18: 6:00 p.m.,Winfield Community Bldg., Fairmont, WV

November 19: 6:00 p.m., Doddridge County Park Building, West Union, WV

For more information about either of these programs, please contact Georgette Plaugher, Program Coordinator at 304-329-1391 or Georgy.Plaugher@mail.wvu.edu.

WVU Extension’s Educational Role

The WVU Extension Service’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit formed a team to develop educational programming about natural gas exploration in the Marcellus shale. Team members include county extension agents, WVU geologists and water quality experts, representatives of the DEP, and representatives from industry, community and environmental groups. Initial funding for the educational programs is provided by Chesapeake Energy, EQT, and Dominion.

WVU Extension Service’s Goals and Objectives

WVU Extension Service’s oil and natural gas team will enhance programming to provide the expertise and knowledge that the citizens of West Virginia need to make informed decisions about the oil and natural gas industry.

Additional Publications & Information

View a list of publications to information surrounding: Exploration and Natural Gas Development, Economic Impacts of Natural Gas Exploration, Environmental Issues and Impacts, Regulation, Agenda and Locations of Educational Programs, Educational Programs & Presentations

View reviewed and approved PDF versions: Presentations from expert speakers on a variety of topics.

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