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WVU Extension Service Program: Aquatic Life, Roads and Natural Gas Drilling ~ March 22 in Harrisville

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6 p.m. ~ Aquatic Impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas Development
Frank Jernejic, Fisheries Biologist, WV Division of Natural Resources

6:30 p.m. Q & A Session

6:45 p.m. Damage To Roads: Who is Responsible for Permitting, Maintenance and Repairs?
Gary Clayton, NE Regional Maintenance Engineer and Central Coordinator for Natural Gas Permitting, WV Department of Transportation

7:15 p.m. Q & A Session

7:30 p.m. General Q & A Session

Questions and Answers: The above speakers will answer audience questions for 15 minutes following each presentation and another 15 minutes at the end of the program. All presentations and more information are available at the WVU Extension Service’s Oil and Natural Gas Website found at http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/oil_gas.  For more information please contact WVU Extension Agents John Miller at 304-234-3673 or Brian Wickline at 304-772-3003. Or contact Visiting Instructor/Program Coordinator Georgette Plaugher at 304-329-1391.

Education Program Schedule

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6 p.m. Ritchie County 4-H Camp, Harrisville, WV (Ritchie County)
Contact: Alexandria Straight or Stephanie Deem ~ 304-643-2164 Ext. 5

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6 p.m. Parsons Volunteer Fire Department Hall (Tucker County)
Contact: Jennifer Poling ~ 304-478-2949 Ext. 209

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Select Committee Meeting on Marcellus Shale

 

The joint committee appointed to study natural gas drilling and prepare for a special session later this summer will meet at 6PM Tuesday, July 12 in the Senate Judiciary Committee Room (208-W) at the State Capitol in Charleston. Don Garvin, Legislative Coordinator for the WV Environmental Council and WV-SORO's Dave McMahon are among the invited speakers. The meeting is open to the public and citizens are urged to attend to show support for the speakers.

 

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Rally TODAY to Protest Imminent Fracking in Morgantown Industrial Park

RALLY ON TODAY!  LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD AT MORGANTOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK!

HYDRO-FRACKING WILL BEGIN ON THE MARCELLUS WELLS IN MORGANTOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK IN MID-SEPTEMBER.

BEFORE WE'RE FRACKED--LET PEOPLE IN MORGANTOWN AND THROUGHOUT WV KNOW THAT WV4MOM AND OTHER CITIZENS ARE WATCHING AND MONITORING GAS COMPANY ACTIVITIES. WE ARE NOT GOING TO GO AWAY. WE ARE NOT GIVING UP THE FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR AIR AND OUR WATER AND THE QUALITY OF OUR ENVIRONMENT.

COME TO A RALLY AT THE ENTRANCE TO MORGANTOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK!  LET'S RALLY AGAINST MARCELLUS DRILLING AND HYDRO-FRACKING! IT'S ABOUT TO BEGIN!

WHERE:  At the entrance to Morgantown Industrial Park.  We have chosen a safe zone that is public space.  We are allowed to rally 100 ft. from the intersection before the entrance to the Park.  We will demarcate the area.   See the attached map.

WHEN:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 11 am to 2 pm  and 4 pm to 6 pm. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A BREAK FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM.

WHY:  WV4MOM would like everyone to know that we have not gone away and that we will be watching the activities of the gas companies as they begin horizontal hydro-fracking.  We also want our City Council to know that we want an appeal to Judge Tucker’s ruling.

 WHAT YOU CAN DO:

1. Come to the rally.  Stay part of the time or all of the time.

2. Please make signs that say things like: Don't frack with our water/We can't drink money/We are watching you/Fracking is not appealing--is Morgantown?/Regulate fracking now.  (Get creative, stay g-rated.)

3. Please tell your friends or others to join us. 

Attached is a map showing where we will rally.

For parking:  Westover Park is 1/3 mile from the intersection.  If you turn right at the intersection when you are on River Road, Westover Park is about 1/3 of a mile on the left.  For people who cannot walk this distance, we will work together to shuttle everyone from the Westover Park to the Rally.

 

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Field hearing of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Field hearing of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the 7th Floor Courtroom of the Robert C. Byrd Federal  Courthouse in Charleston. The hearing will address the issue of Marcellus Shale and will be chaired by Senator Manchin (he will most likely be the only US  Senator attending).  Staff from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will make themselves available after the hearing if you have any questions  or comments for the Committee. If you would like to meet with the Committee staff, please contact Christoph Keller by email at Christoph_Keller@manchin.senate.gov.

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WVU Extension Service Program: Aquatic Life, Roads and Natural Gas Drilling ~ April 26 in Parsons

AGENDA
6 p.m. ~ Aquatic Impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas Development
Frank Jernejic, Fisheries Biologist, WV Division of Natural Resources

6:30 p.m. Q & A Session

6:45 p.m. Damage To Roads: Who is Responsible for Permitting, Maintenance and Repairs?
Gary Clayton, NE Regional Maintenance Engineer and Central Coordinator for Natural Gas Permitting, WV Department of Transportation

7:15 p.m. Q & A Session

7:30 p.m. General Q & A Session

Questions and Answers: The above speakers will answer audience questions for 15 minutes following each presentation and another 15 minutes at the end of the program. All presentations and more information are available at the WVU Extension Service’s Oil and Natural Gas Website found at http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/oil_gas.  For more information please contact WVU Extension Agents John Miller at 304-234-3673 or Brian Wickline at 304-772-3003. Or contact Visiting Instructor/Program Coordinator Georgette Plaugher at 304-329-1391.

Education Program Schedule

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6 p.m. Ritchie County 4-H Camp, Harrisville, WV (Ritchie County)
Contact: Alexandria Straight or Stephanie Deem ~ 304-643-2164 Ext. 5

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6 p.m. Parsons Volunteer Fire Department Hall (Tucker County)
Contact: Jennifer Poling ~ 304-478-2949 Ext. 209

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Select Committee Meeting on Marcellus Shale

The joint committee appointed to study natural gas drilling and prepare for a special session later this summer will meet at noon on Wednesday, July 13 in the Senate Judiciary Committee Room (208-W) at the State Capitol in Charleston. Don Garvin, Legislative Coordinator for the WV Environmental Council and WV-SORO's Dave McMahon are among the invited speakers. The meeting is open to the public and citizens are urged to attend to show support for the speakers.

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Openings Remain for Wetzel County Tour August 5

A tour of the drilling operations in Wetzel County has been scheduled for Friday, August 5, and we still have a few openings. For more information, see below. If you are unable to attend this tour and would like to arrange to visit Wetzel County, please contact Alice Meehan at aew107@aol.com or 304-216-9226; Ed Wade, Jr. at ace00767@yahoo.com or 304-775-4132; or Rose Baker at rbaker63@frontiernet.net . Alice Meehan is the Morgantown contact.

 

 

 

Invitation to Tour Marcellus Drilling Operations

in Wetzel County, WV

The Wetzel County Action Group and West Virginians for a Moratorium on Marcellus shale drilling (WV4MoM) have scheduled a tour of Marcellus drilling operations in Wetzel County. Wetzel County Action Group members Rose Baker and Ed Wade, Jr. will serve as tour guides.

 

Friday, August 5th 2011 from 10am to 1:30pm

 

The tour will include visits to:

several Marcellus well drilling sites

compressor stations

gas transmission pipelines

Wetzel County roads and truck traffic

a proposed well site in a flood zone

impacted rural landscapes and farms

 

Wetzel County is located at the base of West Virginia’s northern panhandle. Residents have been living in the midst of Marcellus drilling operations for four years. Right now there are 32 well pads within a seven-mile radius of Rose’s farm, and 48 more are planned. Members of the Wetzel County Action Group offer these tours to show the impacts of living in close proximity to drilling sites.

 

Wetzel County Action Group has given numerous tours to West Virginia legislators, county commissioners from WV and Virginia, West Virginia University extension agents, county sheriffs, the WV Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Protection Agency, and a Dominion Post reporter. These well-run tours are open to Monongalia County and surrounding residents of the state (a donation of $20 per person is requested).

 

Directions to Wetzel County Tour

Tour guides will be available to meet citizens at 10 am August 5th, in Wileyville, WV. It’s suggested that tour participants bring a bag lunch and car pool to Wileyville on Route 7 (directions below), which is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Morgantown. Tour guides will meet you at Morris’ Grocery, the only store in Wileyville on Rt. 7.

 

From downtown Morgantown, follow University Avenue/US-19/WV-7 across Star City Bridge and straight through the light. Turn left onto WV-7 for 29.3 miles in Hundred. Turn slight right onto US-250/WV-7 for 2.1 miles. Turn left onto WV-7 for 15.6 miles.  Morris’ Grocery is on the right.

 

Please RSVP to:

Morgantown contact: Alice Meehan at aew107@aol.com or 304-216-9226

Ed Wade, Jr. at ace00767@yahoo.com or 304-775-4132

Rose Baker at rbaker63@frontiernet.net

 

Mission of the Wetzel County Action Group

The Wetzel Co. Action Group will support economic development for the county and state; and work to insure that economic development does not negatively impact the safety, economic interests, and quality of life of the Citizens of Wetzel County.

http://www.wcag-wv.org/

 

West Virginians for a Moratorium on Marcellus fracturing (WV4MoM) works to stop Marcellus well drilling in Morgantown Industrial Park and for a moratorium on Marcellus well drilling in West Virginia.

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Organizational Meeting of WV4MOM (West Virginia for a Moratorium on Marcellus)

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Come to an Organizational Meeting of WV4MOM (West Virginia for a Moratorium on Marcellus). WV4MOM is inviting all members and interested people to discuss the future of WV4MOM.

Place:  Mountainlair

Room:  Hatfields B

Date:  Sunday, September 25

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Please come!  Bring your thoughts and ideas.

Everyone is welcome!

 

 

 

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