Potter County Task Force

Here is the info for the meeting that took place last night in Coudersport, PA. I will try to post their meeting times prior to the meetings in the future. A couple of folks from this area made it over and took notes for us and we are hoping to be able to work with this group.

Potter County Natural Gas Task Force

Sept. 8, 2009, 7 pm

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and introductions (Commissioners)

  1. Identification of Concerns/Issues (General roundtable discussion)

  • Gas Development on State Forest Land (Ron Doughtie)

  • Marcellus Shale Committee public meeting (held Aug. 27)

  1. Guest Speaker (7:15 pm): Jan Jarrett/PennFuture

Ms. Jarrett is President/CEO of PennFuture (Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future), one of the state’s leading environmental advocacy organizations. Her presentation will acknowledge the economic development and job creation potential of Marcellus shale natural gas production, while reinforcing the need for environmental oversight and local government involvement.

  1. Discussion of conversation with Jan Jarrett and continuation of Concerns/Issues (continuation of No. 2 above)

  1. Committee Updates

Water Quality

Public Education

Township/Borough Impacts and Planning

Public Safety/Law Enforcement

Employment and Training/Industry Technical Issues

Taxation

  1. Suggestions for future guest speakers/other areas of concern

  1. Adjournment

Mission Statement of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force is to identify key issues; conduct research; review and propose public policy regarding the economic, environmental and social impact of gas exploration of the Marcellus Shale in Potter County; and educate the public on gas exploration and related topics.

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