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Boom and Bust, Nov. 12, 13

  • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Duquesne University Power Center

What is the effect of the boom and bust cycle that accompanies Marcellus Shale and other energy extraction?

A two-day conference focused on local impacts, from economy to education, jobs to health, policies to workforce development, is being sponsored by Duquesne University and Penn State University. It will bring together the public, scientists, policy makers, advocates and industry representatives to discuss the cyclic nature of limited natural resources. Some of the speakers will include:

  • Dr. Barbara Sattler of the University of San Francisco, a board member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments who serves on the Fracking Committee, which has called for a national moratorium on fracking.
  • Dr. Byron Kohut of Westmoreland County Community College, director of the Marcellus ShaleNET jobs cooperative
  • Dr. Kathy Brasier of Penn State, who researches agricultural economics, sociology and education
  • Dr. Kent Moors of Duquesne, who will chair a panel on local and regional policy, and health issues related to extraction.

Cost: $75 early-bird by Oct. 31, $95 after Oct 31; $50 for students.  Register and learn more at  www.duq.edu/boomandbust.