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Drilling For Answers: The Marcellus Shale Debate
(airs Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 8pm)

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Tonia CarusoChris MooreThis one-hour special explores the controversial issue of Marcellus Shale drilling in the Pittsburgh region. Hosted by Chris Moore, the program features guest panelists who are experts on various issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling. Tonia Caruso will field questions submitted through WQED's web site and Facebook page and present them to the panel.


Kathryn Klaber
President & Executive Director, Marcellus Shale Coalition

Bill Belitskus
Board President, Allegheny Defense Project

Stephanie Simmons
Risk Assessment Specialist, formerly with the Sierra Club

Jon Laughner
Co-Director, Penn State Cooperative Extension's Marcellus Education Team

The Marcellus Shale Debate: A Town Hall Meeting
(originally aired November 4, 2010)

Western Pennsylvania is sitting on what seems like an endless source of natural gas. The drilling promises jobs to a struggling economy, but at what cost? Environmental groups fear the drilling is a disaster waiting to happen and some homeowners say the process has already contaminated their drinking water.

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Tonia CarusoChris MooreOn Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8:00pm viewers heard from all sides in the Marcellus Shale debate. Chris Moore hosted the live town hall meeting, with Tonia Caruso welcoming an invited audience to pose questions and provide answers on the Marcellus Shale issue.


John Hanger
Secretary, PA Department of Environmental Protection

Kathryn Zuberbuhler Klaber (Cancelled)
President and Executive Director
Marcellus Shale Coalition

Stephanie Hallowich
Washington County Homeowner

Dr. Kent Moors
Director of Energy Policy Research at the Graduate Policy Center, Duquesne University

Dr. John Stolz
Director of The Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE),at Duquesne University

Related Links:
Marcellus Shale Coalition
Marcellus Shale Protest
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
EQT Corporation
Affirming GasLand (pdf)

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