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Managing Marcellus

October 31, 2011

This unusual look at the Marcellus Shale issue centers around a locally-produced play with actors in the roles of a gas industry representative, an elected official, an environmentalist, and a land owner - all grappling with the controversy, misconceptions and decisions surrounding Marcellus Shale drilling. WQED features not only the performers, but their real-life counterparts. Project partners for this production include the Program for Deliberative Democracy, the Unseam'd Shakespeare Company, Pop City Media and the Coro Center for Civic Leadership. For more information and to view our other specials, visit our dedicated Managing Marcellus site.


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This unusual look at the Marcellus Shale issue centers around a locally-produced play with actors in the roles of a gas industry representative, an elected official, an environmentalist, and a land owner - all grappling with the controversy, misconceptions and decisions surrounding Marcellus Shale drilling. WQED features not only the performers, but their real-life counterparts. Project partners for this production include the Program for Deliberative Democracy, the Unseam'd Shakespeare Company, Pop City Media and the Coro Center for Civic Leadership. For more information and to view our other specials, visit our dedicated Managing Marcellus site.


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