Yet another Public Meeting on April 7:

Dr. Tom Jiunta will serve as a panelist at the following event:


WEDNESDAY, 11 AM: Joe Sestak to hold public forum on Marcellus Shale development

MEDIA, PA – Recognizing that development of the Marcellus Shale requires an approach that is both profitable and protective of Pennsylvania’s natural resources, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Joe Sestak is inviting organizations and individuals with differing views on the issue to a public forum on Wednesday, April 7 at 11 AM at The Peace and Justice Center.

“I believe the Marcellus Shale should be developed to provide jobs and revenue, but we must follow the fundamental rule: Pennsylvania comes before energy company profits,” said Joe. “At this event, we will address questions from both sides of this complicated and often-contentious issue.”


WHAT: Public forum on Marcellus Shale Development
WHO: U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11 AM
WHERE: The Peace and Justice Center, 63 N. Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

*There will be additional press availability upon request following the event.

Joe has long been an advocate for responsible development of the Marcellus Shale, which has the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs throughout Pennsylvania while pouring millions of dollars into rural economies. Acting on legislative language Joe introduced and helped pass last year, the EPA announced last month it would begin a $1.9 million study of the possibly adverse affects of hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” on water quality. Joe is a co-sponsor of the FRAC Act to repeal a Bush-era loophole that allows drillers to skirt the Safe Drinking Water Act.

For more information, contact:, (610) 891-8956

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