Several thousand wells are predicted to be drilled in the marcellus shale in Pennsylvania over the next few years. Many citizens do not realize the importance of protecting their drinking water source until they experience contamination.
We have sponsored five workshops on natural gas extraction to date. These meetings are designed to help private citizens protect themselves if gas extraction is occuring near them or on their properties. At our most recent workshop we distributed a toolkit of information to attendees, and the documents included in that toolkit can be found by clicking the links below:
DEP Oil/Gas Staff and Inspectors
Certified water testing labs, southwest Pennsylvania
In addition, our Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project is currently conducing visual assessment trainings and water monitoring trainings throughout southwestern Pennslyvania. These trainings instruct citizens in visual assessment and water monitoring techniques that are useful in identifying pollution from Marcellus shale wells. Below are links to our Visual Assessment Manual and an archived webinar containing our Visual Assessment Training.
Visual Assessment Manual
Visual Assessment Training Webinar