Speakers are announced for May 21 natural gas forum
The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. and National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River will co-sponsor a free public information forum on natural gas issues on Wednesday, May 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wayne Highlands Middle School gymnasium on Grove Street in Honesdale.
The objective of this Pennsylvania-focused forum is to present factual information on natural gas and its exploration methodologies, extraction techniques, the state Department of Environmental Protection’s regulatory authority, potential environmental impacts and the execution of mineral rights leases by property owners.
Speakers will include:
• Patrick O’Dell, a petroleum engineer with the National Park Service Geologic Resources Division.
• Ron Gilius, director of DEP’s Bureau of Oil and Gas Management.
• Wes Gillingham, program director of the Catskill Mountainkeeper non-profit organization.
• Attorney Lester Greevy, of Williamsport, a specialist in mineral rights.
Following their remarks, the panel will participate in a question-and-answer session with the audience.
No reservations are required. For more information, contact the UDC at 845-252-3022 or the NPS at 570-729-7842.