Much happening on the Marcellus Shale front.
Interviews have been completed, new film will be shown in Cumberland and public meeting will be held at College on 7/9.
The Marcellus Shale Advisory Committee has hired a consulting firm base at Towson University to conduct an economic impact analysis of fraking. They have now completed their in-person, guided interviews. Link to list of interview questions and list of those who were interviewed.
Anyone wanting to respond to the questions can do so and submit your answers tot Marcellus Advisory@maryland.
Friends of DCL responses to interview and shortcoming forthcoming.In summary, currently their is almost no data on the full economic impact of the lake property owners on the local economy. Focus is given to the tourist industry and to revenues generated by the lake properties. contributing 50% of total tax revenues. We maintain the economic contributions of this sector critical important to the economic health of the county and region/ However, without existing analysis the study will be incomplete and recommendations flawed.
Saturday, July 6, 7:30 pm Triple Divide film, The New Embassy Theatre, 49 Baltimore St, Cumberland- phone (301) 722-4692.. A new film about how the government of Pennsylvania is failing to protect its citizens from water contamination from fracking..
Tuesday July 9, 7 pm Overview of Best management Practices for Macellus Shale, presentation of a draft Report sponsored by DNR and MDE. Garrett College Auditorium. More information, contact Marcellus Advisory@maryland.gov. Public comments on this report will be accepted until August 9, 2013.