February 14, 2011
Public Hearing Thursday, February 17 at 3:30PM on Marcellus Shale Bills
The House Judiciary Committee announced today that it will hold a public hearing this Thursday, February 17 at 3:30PM on the two Marcellus Shale bills (HB 2878 and HB 3042) currently before the legislature. This will be the only opportunity for average citizens to make their case.
The hearing will be held in the House Chambers at the State Capitol in Charleston. We hope you can attend and tell committee members about the problems you've experienced and why legislation is needed to address the impacts of Marcellus Shale and other gas well drilling. Please keep in mind that you will likely be limited to 2-3 minutes to make your comments.
If you are unable to join us in Charleston on Thursday, but have testimony you would like to have submitted (and perhaps read) on your behalf please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6PM Wednesday, February 16.
We'll be putting together some talking points that you can use in preparing your remarks and you can find details on what's in (and not in) the bills here. However, we think it will be most effective for you to share your personal stories so committee members can see and hear how the pollution and destruction caused by drillers is affecting real people.