The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania, State College, PA
Natural gas development is spreading in Pennsylvania and throughout the Appalachian Basin as development of the Marcellus Shale continues to increase. By addressing concerns and identifying common goals with key stakeholders in the process, collaborative partnerships can facilitate the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound recovery of the natural resource.
The 2010 Marcellus Summit (formerly the PA Natural Gas Summit) is scheduled for October 10–12, 2010, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and Penn State Outreach are partnering to host the 2010 Marcellus Summit.
Finding the Balance: The 2010 Marcellus Summit will identify the challenges, opportunities, and common goals among key stakeholders associated with environmental concerns, regional infrastructure development, issues for local governments, local economic opportunities, and legal issues related to natural gas development so that stakeholders can make informed, educated decisions that best suit the needs of the region. These timely discussions can also help communities improve local decision making, empower them to guide their own decisions, and improve the social and economic well-being of their citizens.
Who Should Attend: Industry representatives, legislators, attorneys, legal authorities, county and municipal elected officials, state and federal agency staff, planning officials and members of county or community task forces, chambers of commerce, and environmental and community groups.
Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to address issues comprehensively, with recognition and focus across the wide range of opportunities and challenges arising from natural gas development. Planned Educational Topics:
Building consensus in a community/Working collaboratively with various stakeholders
Local economic opportunities
Issues for local governments and municipal officials
Legal issues in natural gas leasing and development