Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE)

Dr. John F. Stolz, Director and Professor
Phone: 412.396.4367

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    7:30am - 8:30am

    Breakfast and Sign in

    8:30am - 12:30pm

    Session I

    Discussion Leader: Aaron Barchowsky
    8:30am - 8:45am Philip Reeder (Dean, Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences)
    Opening remarks
    8:45am - 9:15am Michel Boufadel (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
    "The potential for air migration during pneumatic drilling: Recommendations for best performance"
    9:15am - 9:25am Discussion
    9:25am - 9:55am Robert Howarth (Cornell University)
    "Shale gas aggravates global warming"
    9:55am - 10:05am Discussion
    10:05am - 10:20am Break
    10:20am - 10:50am Robert Jackson (Duke University)
    "Water interactions with shale gas extraction"
    10:50am - 11:00am Discussion
    11:00am - 11:30am Jeanne VanBriesen (Carnegie Mellon University)
    "Challenges in assessing effects of shale gas produced water on drinking water treatment plants"
    11:30am - 11:40am Discussion
    11:40am - 12:10pm Ben Stout (Wheeling Jesuit University)
    "Wheeling, West Virginia Experience with Frackwater: What "Brinewater" and "Residual Waste" Trucks are Really Carrying"
    12:10pm - 12:20pm Discussion
    12:20pm - 1:30pm


    Provided free of charge

    1:30pm - 5:00pm

    Session II

    Discussion Leader: Partha Basu
    1:30pm - 2:00pm Tony Ingraffea (Cornell University)
    “A statistical analysis of leakage from Marcellus gas wells in Pennsylvania”
    2:00pm - 2:10pm Discussion
    2:10pm - 2:40pm Chris Grant (Juniata College)
    “Marcellus shale and mercury: assessing impacts on aquatic ecosystems”
    2:40pm - 2:50pm Discussion
    2:50pm - 3:20pm Rosemary Capo/Brian Stewart (University of Pittsburgh)
    “Isotopic signatures as tracers for shale gas fluids”
    3:20pm - 3:30pm Discussion
    3:30pm - 3:45pm Break
    3:45pm - 4:15pm Dave Brown (Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project)
    "Understanding exposures from natural gas drilling puts current air standards to the test"
    4:15pm - 4:25pm Discussion
    4:25pm - 4:55pm Susan Christopherson (Cornell University)
    “Why local governments take action in response to shale gas development”
    4:55pm - 5:00pm Discussion
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Social & Poster Session

    Brian Cohen
    “Faces of Marcellus: a Photodocumentary”
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Dinner with Presentation

    Kirsi Jansa
    "Gas Rush Stories"