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Marcellus Shale and Forests

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Marcellus Shale and Forests: The State of Science
Held at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA on April 1, 2011, and funded with major support by the William Penn Foundation, and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, the Pinchot Institute for Conservation convened a regional workshop assessing the environmental effects of Marcellus Shale gas development in an effort to assist policymakers, concerned citizens, and other stakeholders.
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Marcellus Shale and Forests: Protecting Watersheds
Natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale Formation, which underlies most of Pennsylvania and is one of the largest proven reserves of natural gas in the US, has the potential for significant impacts on land and water resources throughout the Commonwealth. Through understanding the potential cumulative effects, and using the most comprehensive and authoritative information available, the Institute has released a report on "best management practices."
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