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PCN will air special Marcellus Shale call-in programing


September 7, 2010

Tune in to the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) for the latest discussions on the Marcellus Shale gas issue. From Tuesday, September 7 through Thursday, Sept. 9, the statewide public affairs network will dedicate part of its evening schedule to air special Call-Ins as well as a town hall meeting and "On the Issues" interview dealing with the hot topic.

Viewers will be able to share their comments and questions concerning the Marcellus Shale issue during the two special live call-ins just by dialing toll-free at 1-877-PA6-5001. Both programs will begin at 7 p.m. The confirmed topic and guests are as follows:

"Economic Impact of Marcellus Shale," Tuesday, Sept. 7, with featured guests Matthew Brouillette, president of the Commonwealth Foundation and Sharon Ward, executive director of the PA Budget & Policy Center

"Marcellus Shale and the Environment," Wednesday, Sept. 8, with featured guests Lou D'Amico, president and executive director of the PA Independent Oil & Gas Association and John Hanger, secretary of the PA Environmental Protection

Following the conclusion of the special call-in on Wednesday at 8 p.m., PCN will air an "On the Issues" program featuring Sen. Bob Casey, D- PA, as he talks about Marcellus Shale drilling safety.

Then on Thursday, Sept. 9, PCN will host a Marcellus Shale town hall meeting at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA. Coverage of the event will air live starting at 7 p.m. A panel consisting of academic, industry, government and state agency representatives will discuss Marcellus Shale formation.

Brian Lockman, president/CEO of PCN will moderate a panel including Myron Arnowitt, PA state director of Clean Water Action; John Hanger, secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection; Matt Pitzarella, director of public affairs for Range Resources; David Yoxtheimer, extension associate for the Penn State Marcellus Initiative for Outreach and Resources, and Angela Zimmerlink, Fayette County commissioner.

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