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Marcellus Shale Drilling

PASA Policy Statement

In spring 2012, the PASA Board of Directors developed a policy statement regarding Marcellus Shale/unconventional gas drilling in Pennsylvania, which takes into consideration comments from our members and feedback heard at our Annual Meeting held on March 24, 2012 and via other channels. Read the full statement here.

Marcellus Shale Choices Workshop Series Resources

In 2011 & early 2012, our Western Region office coordinated a series of Marcellus Shale Choices workshops intended to help farmers, rural land owners, and other citizens make informed decisions through a holistic process, to understand legal issues and to engage in citizen monitoring efforts and local organizing related to Marcellus Share natural gas.

Fact Sheets developed from the workshop series, including links to additional resources, PowerPoint slides and related recordings from the 2012 Farming for the Future Conference presentations:
Community Organizing: Training & Tools for Winning Campaigns
Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project
Understanding Legal Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Natural Gas
Building Skills in Communication & Advocacy
Holistic Management Decision Making Process as it Relates to Farm and Land Owner Choices

Our friends at the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)-NY also recently called for an ag impact study in New York.

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PASA Board Policy Statements

The PASA Board of Directors will from time to time develop formal policy statements on specific agricultural issues. Read more.

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