Energy Policy Forum: Environmental, Economic and Cultural Impacts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

Sponsored by AAPG GEO-DC and DPA

When: Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:20 pm – Seminar Theater

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

Moderator: Edith Allison, Director AAPG GEO-DC

Public concern about the potential environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing has grown with unconventional oil and natural gas production in the Rocky Mountain States. These areas also face cultural and economic issues, such as: limited water resources and arid climates, rapid population growth in small towns and rural areas, and wildlife protection.


IEER presents: The Community and Environmental Health Implications of Shale Gas Development

When: 11/7/2012 7:00- 9:00 P

Where: Wilkes University, Stark Learning Center, William B. Schaeffer Hall (Room 101), Wilkes-Barre, PA


Hydraulic Fracking: Panel Discussion with Elizabeth Kolbert, Moderator

Where: Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

When: Monday, October 22 at 7:30pm


Science and Management Forum: Hydrofracking in Focus, What Every Citizen Needs to Know

When: Saturday, May 5th, 9:00 a.m.– noon

Where: Cary Institute Auditorium, Millbrook, New York


“The Wide Reach of Appalachia”- Panel Session: “Fracking Up Pennsylvania”

35th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference,

Where: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 3:30-4:45 pm


Jason Espino (, IUP, “The Effects of Natural Gas Exploitation on Archaeological Heritage: a View from Washington County, Pennsylvania”

Simona Perry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and CASE (Community Awareness and Solutions for Empowerment), “‘A Home Worth Fighting For’: The Marcellus Shale Gas Boom in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania”

Brian S. Reinking (, IUP, “Fracking up the Grand
Canyon of Pennsylvania: An Interview with Lycoming County Activist and Writer David Ira Kagan”

Brian D. Cope (, IUP, “Fracking Appalachia: a Shadow Reality of Green-Washed Images”


AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia

Panel Session on Oil and Gas Development: Dealing with a Necessary Evil

When: Saturday, February 18, 2012: 2:30 PM
Where: Room 213 (VCC West Building)
Who: Gabrielle Slowey, York University, Canada
Results from the International Polar Year GAPS Project (Gas, Arctic Peoples and Security) comparing research from Canada, Norway, and Russia with that from the USA, about the local impacts of oil and gas development will be presented. Together with Simona Perry (Dickinson College, PA),  Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv , (University of Trumsø, Tromsø, Norway) and Andrew Tanentzap (Landcare New Zealand), Hoogensen asks if a Human Security Framework can effectively mobilize academic research in the natural and social sciences into policy.



Where: Duke University, Love Auditorium, Levine Science and Research Center, 308 Research Drive, Durham, NC

When: January 9, 2012: 8:00 AM to 03:00 PM


“Fractured communities, fractured lives: The impacts of Marcellus Shale gas development in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains”

Where: HARVARD FOREST, Petersham, Massachusetts

When: Friday, December 16: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM 


Second Annual Conference: Health Effects of Shale Gas Extraction

When: Friday, November 18, 7:30am – 5:00pm

Where: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Grand Ballroom, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

This conference will explore the science and methodological approaches behind understanding environmental health impacts associated with increasing development of natural gas extraction from shale deposits.

Donald S. Burke, MD – dean, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health 
Robert Jackson, PhD – Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University 
Adam Law, MD – IthacaMed 
Charles Werntz, DO, MPH – clinical instructor, Department of Community Medicine and the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, West Virginia University School of Medicine 
Bernard D. Goldstein, MD — professor, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Simona Perry, PhD – research scientist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Tom Biksey, MPH – PhD student, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health; director Risk Assessment, EHS Support, Inc. 
Myron Arnowitt, MPH – Pa. state director, Clean Water Action


GAS TRUTH OF YORK is sponsoring the YORK MARCELLUS SHALE FORUM so that you can learn what you need to know about Shale Gas drilling in Pennsylvania. In South Central PA we do not have Marcellus Shale drilling but the Oil & Gas Industry is affecting our water, land, and the integrity of our politics.

When: November 3, 2011 (Thu) 7:00 pm 
Where: Springetts Fire Hall 
3013 E Market St, York, PA

We will bring experts in the field to you so that you can get your questions answered. 


-Rep. Eugene Depasquale

-Kathy Martin, petroleum engineer, Sierra Club and STRONGER board member

-Simona Perry Ph.D. – expert on effects of drilling on life in Bradford County, PA

-John Trallo, Sullivan County Citizen Activist and affected landowner

-Ralph Kisberg, president Responsible Drilling Alliance of Lycoming County

-Guy Alsentzer, Staff Attorney, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper

-Nathan Sooy, Clean Water Action

– Professor David Fyfe from York College will be the MC and moderator.


Natural Gas Exploration Talk in Mifflin County, PA

When: Thursday, September 22, 2011: 6:30 pm

Where: Moose Family Center, Lewistown, PA 17044


Fracking Summit


Where: Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro
When: September 10, 2011, 1:30-5:30 pm
If you have questions, please e-mail


Calvin Tillman, former mayor of Dish, TX and founder of “The Effects of Natural Gas Development on Small Communities”: Air pollution, pipelines, compressor stations and the need for landowners and communities to test their water and air.

Dr. Avner Vengosh, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, co-author of “Methane Contamination of Drinking Water Accompanying Gas-well Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing”: “Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources”: Assessing the environmental footprint of hydraulic fracturing for gas.

Jordan Treakle, Rural Advancement Foundation International: “Predatory Contracts & Landowner Rights: Mineral Rights Leasing in NC”

Carol French and Carolyn Knapp, dairy farmers from Bradford Co., PA: “The ‘Good’, the Bad and the Ugly”: Effects of gas extraction boom on PA’s most impacted county.

Dr. Simona Perry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: “Fractured Communities, Fractured Lives”: Dealing with the social, community and environmental impacts of surging gas extraction.

Ryke Longest, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic: “North Carolina Legal and Regulatory Control of Natural Gas Exploration”


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Documenting the social, environmental, and psychological costs of unconventional energy developments across North America

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