10 AM Monday: Manchin to Bring Senate Energy Committee to WV for Marcellus Shale Hearing
Hearing will be webcast at: http://energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.LiveStream
Manchin will also speak at NETL’s Business Opportunity Session
Charleston, W.Va.— U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is pleased to welcome officials from the federal and state governments, along with business and environmental representatives, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of developing the Marcellus Shale at his first-ever Congressional field hearing today.
The hearing will take place beginning at 10 a.m. in the 7th Floor Courtroom of the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street East in Charleston.
The hearing will be webcast at: http://energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.LiveStream.
Members of the public are invited to attend.
“This hearing is an opportunity for West Virginia to demonstrate our unique position of strength in the energy industry, as we are literally sitting on top of the tremendous potential of the Marcellus Shale,” Senator Manchin said. “With the development of this resource, our state has a great opportunity to do two critical things at once: create jobs both now and into the future, and advance our goal of achieving energy independence within this generation.”
The hearing will focus on the economic, safety and environmental issues related to the development of the Marcellus Shale. Senator Manchin and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will receive testimony on shale gas drilling, specifically focused on the Marcellus Shale Gas Play that is being developed throughout the region.
A witness list is included. Today’s additional events can be found below.
Mr. Anthony Cugini, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Mr. Jon Capacasa, Director , Water Protection Division Region 3, Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. James Coleman, Task Leader, Energy Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey
Mr. Kurt Dettinger, General Counsel , Office of the Governor
Mr. Randy Huffman, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Mr. Tim Manchin, Delegate, West Virginia Legislature
Mr. Doug Facemire, State Senator, West Virginia Legislature, Gassaway, West Virginia
Dr. Tom Witt , Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University
Mr. Scott Rotruck, Vice President of Corporate Development & State Government Relations, Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mr. Kevin West, Managing Director, External Affairs, EQT Corporation
Mr. Don Garvin, Legislative Coordinator, West Virginia Environmental Council
MONDAY, November 14, 2011
Field hearing on the development of Marcellus ShaleWhen: 10 a.m.
Where: 7th Floor Courtroom of the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street East, Charleston
What: Senator Manchin will hold a field hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee focused on Marcellus Shale gas development and production in West Virginia.
Keynote address at the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Business Opportunity SessionWhen: 1:45 p.m.
Where: Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston
What: Senator Manchin will deliver a keynote address at NETL’s Business Opportunity Session.
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