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2017 Shale & Public Health Conference

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2017 Shale & Public Health Conference

The fifth annual Shale & Public Health Conference will be held November 13, 2017 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (registration/sign-in at 8:30) presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health at the Pitt University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15260  Conference itself […]

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2017 THRIVE: Sustainable Economy Summit

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2017 THRIVE: Sustainable Economy Summit

was held on April 21, 2017 at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana PA. Presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania. In collaboration with League of Women Voters of Indiana County, Center for Community Growth, Evergreen Conservancy, IUP Sustainability Studies Program, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development. Speakers Bios Program: The Sustainable Economy […]

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Resource Guide Now Available

Filed in News by on November 21, 2016
Resource Guide Now Available

Every year, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania publish an update to the  Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction Study Guide. The 2016 Resource Guide is now available for download.

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SHALE WASTE DISPOSAL Forum: Modernizing Policy

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SHALE WASTE DISPOSAL Forum: Modernizing Policy

Was held on October 26, 2016 at CAL U at Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA. The free and public event, organized by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, started with a reception followed by an expert panel. Journalist David Singer was the moderator and panelists included: Nadia Steinzor, Eastern Program Coordinator of the Oil & […]

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Shale Waste Disposal Workshop: Community Concerns on Injection Wells

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Shale Waste Disposal Workshop: Community Concerns on Injection Wells

What happens to the millions of gallons of liquid waste generated by hydraulic fracturing? What are the environmental, public health, & social concerns associated with injection wells that are used for disposal? Come hear the experts and join the conversation! Thursday, September 29 • 5:30pm ‐ 7:45pm Westminster College • McKelvey Campus Center (MCC 334) […]

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THRIVE: Sustainable Energy, Jobs & Economic Development Symposium

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THRIVE: Sustainable Energy, Jobs & Economic Development Symposium

Held on May 19, 2016 at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Download Program (pdf) Download Agenda (pdf) The symposium included a tour of the EIC, which is a green renovation of the former Connelley trade high school. The tour was guided by Penn State Center Pittsburgh’s Cindy Hasenjager. There was also a small group […]

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Department of Environmental Protection considers rules on tremors and fracking

Department of Environmental Protection considers rules on tremors and fracking

By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The closest earthquakes presumably caused by hydraulic fracturing stirred about a mile west of the Pennsylvania border, but regulators felt the reverberations in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is considering creating rules for the first time for wells in “seismic hazard areas” — places that may be […]

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League of Women Voters discusses fracking, health

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League of Women Voters discusses fracking, health

The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters held a public seminar on the possible health effects of the natural gas industry Saturday at the Indiana Free Library. The event was hosted by League members Vera Bonnet of the Indiana chapter and Heather Wechter from the Allegheny chapter. Bonnet and Wechter talked about the various possible health […]

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State by State map of Renewable Energy

Filed in News by on May 6, 2014
State by State map of Renewable Energy

The World Can Transition to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Starting Today. Visit the Solutions Project to launch an interactive experience showcasing the benefits of a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.

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Gubernatorial candidates answer questions about Act 13, use of Acid Mine Drainage, the proposed ethane “cracker” and more…

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Gubernatorial candidates answer questions about Act 13, use of Acid Mine Drainage, the proposed ethane “cracker” and more…

PA Environmental Council Q/A With Candidates For Governor On The Environment Tuesday, May 20 is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania! To help inform this important election, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council http://www.pecpa.org/ invited all Republican and Democratic candidates on the ballot to share their views on the most challenging environmental issues facing the Commonwealth today. In […]

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