With so much discussion about deep natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale – much of the discussion carried out with loud voices and picket signs – it’s hard to tell fact from fiction, and for ordinary citizens to know what they can do.
But PennFuture can help. Join us at one of our free workshops at a location near you to learn more about the natural gas exploration process, how it is regulated, and what must be done to ensure our land, water and communities are protected.
Local citizens and landowners have an indispensible role in making sure that drilling is done responsibly. Our workshop will provide you with the legal tools you need — from permit application to production and who oversees the process along the way – to help protect your community. You’ll get an overview of the relevant laws and regulations, an update on production and development, and where to go from here.
Specific topics covered include:
Laws and regulations about drilling;
The permitting process;
Reviewing permits and filing complaints;
Updates on state policy;
And next steps to ensure responsible drilling.