May 5 – Environmental Issues Forum in Bellefonte at 7 p.m.
The Spring Creek Watershed Association will host the 2011 Environmental Issues Forum in which all 13 candidates will share their thoughts about the environmental issues that affect Centre County and what they plan to do as county commissioner to address them.
The forum will be held at 7 p.m. May 5 in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room of the Courthouse Annex located at 108 S. Allegheny St. in Bellefonte.
After each of the candidates gives a brief opening statement, he or she will have two minutes to answer a question relating to Marcellus Shale, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.
The panel will include Democrat candidates John Eich, David Knoll, Michael Pipe, Rich Rogers and Jeff Steiner, and Republican candidates Chip Aikens, Steven Dershem, Chris Exarchos, Sue Mascolo, Hope Miller, Mark Milliron, Daniel Pytel and Bob Selego.
Co-sponsors of the event include: ClearWater Conservancy, Moshannon Group of the Sierra Club, Centre County Farmland Trust, Spring Creek Chapter TU, Beech Creek Watershed Association, Bald Eagle Watershed Association, Penns Valley Conservation Association, League of Women Voters of Centre County and Moshannon Creek Watershed Coalition.
May 10 – “Development of Natural Gas from Shales: Some Myths and Realities” presentation by Cornell Professor Anthony Ingraffea.
Penn State EcoAction and Sierra Club Moshannon Group welcome Professor Ingraffea, one of the most articulate voices in the discussion about deep shale gas drilling for natural gas that we should have had before embarking on the current rush to drill. Presentation is at 7 p.m. in the HUB Auditorium on Penn State’s University Park Campus. Don’t miss this opportunity. Download and share the flyer about this can’t miss presentation!
Update: CNET will film the presentation. It will be broadcast 5 times and then will be available on their website for 6 months. More details about airing dates & times will be posted when available.