Shale Summit Schedule (3/18/2010)


9:00-9:05 AM
Opening Remarks: Michel Boufadel, Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering (TU)


9:05- 9:30 AM
"Gas Mining -What is there to be worried about?"
Barbara Arrindell
Director, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability,


9:30-9:45 AM
Tracy Carluccio
Deputy Director, Delaware River Keepers.


9:45-10:00 AM
"State and Federal Regulations on Natural Gas Extraction from Marcellus Shale"
Amy Sinden, Professor, Beasley School of Law, Temple University


10:00-10:15 AM
"The effect of water withdrawal on water quantity in headwaters"
Jeff Featherstone, Professor, Community and Regional Planning (TU)


10:15-10:30 AM
"Marcellus Fracwater Geochemistry and Stream Monitoring Feasibility"
Carl Kirby, Professor of Geology, Bucknell University


10:30-10:40 AM
"The role of citizens groups"
Dan Volz, Director of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC), the University of Pittsburgh


11:00-11:25 AM
"Novel techniques for managing frack water"
Radisav Vidic, Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Pittsburgh


11:25-11:50 AM
"The Need for a Cumulative Impact Assessment Study"
Michel Boufadel, Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering (TU)


11:50-12:00 PM
Keya Sadeghipour, Dean of Engineering (TU)
Lisa Staiano-Coico, Provost, Temple University (TU)


1:00-1:30 PM
Scott Rotruck, Chesapeake Energy


1:30-2:00 PM
"Risk Assessment: Experience acquired from various studies"
Mustafa Aral, Professor and Director of Multimedia Environmental Simulation Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech


2:00-4:00 PM
Panel discussion moderated by Representative Greg Vitali (166th District, Delaware County)

Panelists include:

  • John Quigley, Secretary, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • John Kennedy, Assistant Regional Director, Southeast Region, DEP
  • Scott Rotruck, Chesapeake Energy
  • Kristi Gittins, Vice President for Public and Industry Affairs, Chief Oil and Gas
  • Barbara Arrindell, Director Damascus Citizens
  • Christine Knapp, Director of Outreach, PennFuture
  • Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware River Keepers
  • Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earth Justice,