About “The Straight Scoop” Project

The Straight Scoop on Shale Drilling is a nonpartisan public issues education/engagement project designed to educate and engage the public regarding natural gas extraction from Marcellus Shale.

The Straight Scoop on Shale Drilling is a project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s Citizen Education Fund, with support from the Colcom Foundation, implemented by League of Women Voters’ local chapters across Western Pennsylvania.

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizens Education Fund completed study guides on the process of natural gas extraction, its economic impact, its environmental impact, and its regulation, permitting and related legislation. Local leagues have held public panel discussions and other events regarding Marcellus Shale. In Spring 2011. the League of Women Voters Citizen Education Fund applied for, and received, a grant from the Colcom Foundation, to expand its work educating and engaging the public through providing public education events/forums and disseminating resources in a variety of venues, and using many different forms of media including social media.

DISCLAIMER: OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT REPRESENT OFFICIAL OPINIONS OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF PENNSYLVANIA CITIZENS’ EDUCATION FUND, THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF GREATER PITTSBURGH, OR OF ANY LOCAL LEAGUE PARTICIPATING IN “THE STRAIGHT SCOOP” PROJECT, OR OF THE COLCOM FOUNDATION OR ANY OTHER SUPPORTER/FUNDER OF THE LEAGUE. THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, A NON-PARTISAN ORGANIZATION, ENGAGES THE PUBLIC IN DISCUSSION AROUND ISSUES AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.