Citizens’ Marcellus Shale Commission-URGENT Action Required NOW!
Former State Representatives Carol Rubely and Dan Surra have announced a citizen’s commission on Marcellus Shale. Mr. Surra describes it as a way to fill in the missing information from Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Commission. Surra noted that the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Commission report was felt by many to be biased toward business and industry and he wished to give people a “chance to be heard.” He also noted "It's hard to have tourists when you don't have any hotel rooms…It's hard to have tourism when you turn the public lands that people are coming to see into somewhat of an industrial site."
The Commission is funded in part by the Colcom Foundation. Colcom’s website states their mission as:
The primary mission of the Colcom Foundation is to foster a sustainable environment to ensure quality of life for all Americans by addressing major causes and consequences of overpopulation and its adverse effects on natural resources. Regionally, the Foundation supports conservation, environmental projects and cultural assets. http://www.colcomfdn.org/index.html
The Citizens’ Marcellus Shale Commission’s first forum is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 31st from 6-9 PM at South Fayette Middle School. Other meetings will be held throughout September in Philadelphia, Williamsport, Wysox and Harrisburg.
Unfortunately, news of this Commission only broke this morning, leaving little time for folks to sign up, especially for tomorrow! Thus far, only about 25 people have signed up, so get online and sign up now! http://citizensmarcellusshale.com