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April 9, 2014

Fracking meeting set

NEW CASTLE — A town hall meeting on shale gas development has been set for April 24 at the Villa Maria Community Center.

The meeting is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the center, 225 Villa Maria Road, Pulaski. Doors will open at 6 p.m. in the facility’s Magnificat Dining Room for viewing of resources.

Several speakers are scheduled for the meeting, called “Phase II of the Fracking Boom; It’s Here, What Do We Do Now?”

Among them will be two Bradford County dairy farmers impacted by non-conventional drilling, Dr. Helen Boylan and her students from Westminster College’s ALLARM water quality monitoring project, and representatives from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project.

Those attending will have the opportunity to learn more and share concerns about forced pooling, locations of multiple new non-conventional well platforms, an impoundment pond, a new compressor station and central processing facility, construction of a large natural gas liquids pipeline and conversion of an existing natural gas pipeline to NGL.

Transportation for Amish residents can be made by contacting Sister Maryann Golonka at (724) 964-8861, extension 3318.

More information is available by calling Sister Barbara O’Donnell at (724) 964-8920, extension 3350 or Carrie Hahn at (412) 337-1671.

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