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Marcellus Shale Natural Gas: Environmental Impact

Land, water, and air are affected by the Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction process. However, the level of impact on all three vital resources can be alleviated by responsible decision-making of companies, governments, and individuals. All Pennsylvanians can be part of promoting responsible decisions through advocating for carefully written leases, enforceable state and federal regulations, and on-going monitoring.


This guide was researched and drafted by members of the LWV of Indiana County with Cindy Rogers investigating the land, JoAnne Ferraro examining the water, and Clarice Reber exploring the air. The guide was edited and reviewed by Roberta Winters, LWV-PA Director, and Lora Lavin, LWV-PA Vice President/Issues and Action.


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