Butler County & Marcellus Shale

A Natural Gas Trio: Three events for three different audiences

(Butler, PA) Butler County Community College, Penn State Extension, and the Butler County Chamber of Commerce will be holding three events: Monday, March 5; Tuesday, March 6; and Wednesday, March 7 for three different audiences regarding Marcellus Shale development. Each session will be held at BC3 main campus in Founders Hall.

On Monday, March 5, a workshop entitled, “Leasing, Legal, and Our Water:  Beyond Basics” will be offered for property owners and the community.  Speakers will include Attorney William White, leasing, and Mark Madden, water and environmental, and Jon Laughner, with the Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team. The workshop will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and reservations are required by calling the Penn State Extension office at 724-287-4761.  A $10 fee will be charged at the door. 

On Tuesday, March 6, there will be a dinner and guest speakers for municipal officials regarding Marcellus shale development. Topics will cover the recently passed Shale impact fee legislation and water and the environment. Speakers include Mel Bliss, Public Safety Training Facility Coordinator; Attorney William White; and Mark Madden, Penn State Extension environmental educator. The dinner and speakers are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and reservations are required by contacting the Butler County Chamber of Commerce at 724-283-2222.  A $15 fee will be charged at the door.  

On March 7, a mini-business expo entitled, “Marcellus Opportunities for Products & Services:  How?” will be offered for Business Owners.  A lunch will be served with guest speaker, Bob Garland, Senior Technical Advisor from Universal Well Services. The expo is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and reservations are required by contacting the Butler County Chamber of Commerce at 724-283-2222.  A $10 fee will be charged at the door.  Anyone interested in exhibiting at the event, there is a $100 fee for an exhibit table and lunch.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jon Laughner at 724-774-3003 in advance of your participation or visit.

This program is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Consult an attorney. For more information about these sessions, contact Jon Laughner, Penn State Extension, Beaver County at 724-774-3003 or jblaughner@psu.edu.