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A Precautionary Perspective on Marcellus Shale
On Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1:00 pm at the Butler Public Library, 218 N. McKean St., Butler PA 16001, Marcellus Outreach Butler will present Patricia M. DeMarco, Ph.D. Dr. DeMarco is the Director of the Rachel Carson Institute School of Sustainability and the Environment, Chatham University and a former executive director of the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, PA. She has testified before the Department of Energy and spoken around the country, and will share with us what people may need to consider to be more effective in talking about the damaging aspects of drilling in the Marcellus and Utica Shales. Beginning with Rachel Carson’s environmental ethic, Dr. DeMarco will talk about how we got to where we are today with extraction of gas and oil and what real energy options we have for the future. By increasing our understanding of ways to frame and have these conversations about current, toxic, energy practices and our energy future, we can enlist others to work for a sustainable energy future. Admission is free.