Penn Future’s “Keep the Promise” tour will provide opportunities for people to speak up about/ask questions about the coupling of a severance tax to forced pooling. A severance tax would mean that the gas coming out of drilled Marcellus Shale wells would be subject to a particular tax (to benefit the PA’s budget and possibly conservation groups and the like). Forced pooling refers to the practice of compelling landowners who have not or do not want to lease their mineral rights to be part of a drilling unit with neighbors who have agreed to allow drilling to occur. The snapshot to the left shows all Marcellus Shale drilling permits vs drilled wells since 2007. [image removed]
You must sign up ahead of time. The sessions will have local legislator(s) present:
September 8, 2010
South Hills, Allegheny County — 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Georgetown Centre, 526 East Bruceton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Participants: *Jan Jarrett, PennFuture President and CEO *Representative David Levdansky (D-Allegheny and Washington) *John Arway, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission *Roy Kranyk, Executive Director, Allegheny Land Trust
September 9, 2010
Jersey Shore, Lycoming County — 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Robert H. Wheeland Center, 1201 Locust Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (part of Citizens Hose Company, Station 45)
Participants: *Jan Jarrett, PennFuture President and CEO *Representative Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) *Representative Mike Hanna (D-Clinton and Centre) *Representative Richard Mirabito (D-Lycoming) *Joel Long, Clinton County Commissioner *Tim Schaeffer, Director of Policy, Planning and Communications, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission *Dave Rothrock, President, Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited
September 10, 2010
Scranton, Lackawanna County — 8:00- 10:00 a.m.
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503
Participants: *Jan Jarrett, PennFuture President and CEO *Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming) *Representative Kevin Murphy (D-Lackawanna) *Robert Hughes, Executive Director, Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation *Tim Schaeffer, Director of Policy, Planning and Communications, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
September 13, 2010
Gettysburg, Adams County — 8:00-10:00 a.m.
The Dobbin House, 89 Steinwehr Avenue (Business Route 15 South), Gettysburg, PA 17325
Participants: *Jan Jarrett, PennFuture President and CEO *Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary John Quigley *Senator Richard Alloway (R-Adams, Franklin and York) *Representative Dan Moul (R-Adams and Franklin) *Larry Martick, District Manager, Adams County Conservation District *Kyle Shenk, The Conservation Fund *Loren Lustig, Boating Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission *Andrew Heath, Executive Director, Renew Growing Greener Coalition
September 16, 2010
Horsham, Montgomery County — 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Otto’s Brauhaus, 233 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044 (along PA Route 611)
Participants: *Jan Jarrett, PennFuture President and CEO *Representative Tom Murt (R-Montgomery and Philadelphia) *Representative Rick Taylor (D-Montgomery)
September 17, 2010
Essington/Tinicum, Delaware County — 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Lazaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Avenue, Essington, PA 19029
Participants: *Jan Jarrett, PennFuture President and CEO *Senator Edwin Erickson (R-Delaware and Chester) *Representative Nick Miccarelli (R-Delaware) *Representative Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) *Olivia Thorne, President, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
RSVP today to secure your spot at a tour event. Pre-registration is required two days prior to each event. There will be no on site registration.
Information Complements of:
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
300 Pond Street, 2nd Floor
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone: 215 369 1188 ext 104