Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE)

Dr. John F. Stolz, Director and Professor
Email: stolz@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.4367

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    Tuesday

    7:30am - 8:30am

    Breakfast and Sign in

    8:30am - 12:00pm

    Session III

    Discussion Leader: Sarah Woodley
    8:30am - 9:00am Allen Robinson (Carnegie Mellon University)
    "Air Quality and Climate Issues with Natural Gas Development and Production"
    9:00am - 9:10am Discussion
    9:10am - 9:40am Dan Bain (University of Pittsburgh)
    "Establishing a Water Chemistry Baseline for Southwest Pennsylvania: The Ten Mile Creek Case"
    9:40am - 9:45am Discussion
    9:45am - 10:00am Break
    10:00am - 10:30am Brady Porter (Duquesne University)
    "Impact of Marcellus activities on salamanders and fish populations in the Ten Mile Creek watershed"
    10:30am - 10:40am Discussion
    10:40am - 11:10am Peter Rabinowitz (Yale University)
    "Health complaints, water quality indicators, and proximity to gas wells in Washington County PA"
    11:10am - 11:20am Discussion
    11:20am - 11:50am Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald (Vet Behavior Consults/Cornell University)
    "Impacts of gas drilling on human and animal health: updates"
    11:50am - 12:00pm Discussion
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch

    Provided free of charge

    1:00pm - 5:50pm

    Session IV

    Discussion Leader: Stan Kabala
    1:00pm - 1:30pm Margaret Brittingham (Penn State University)
    "The effects of shale gas development on forest landscapes and ecosystems"
    1:30pm - 1:40pm Discussion
    1:40pm - 2:10pm Patrick Drohan (Penn State University)
    "How fracking technology is changing landscapes compared to past resource extraction disturbance"
    2:10pm - 2:20pm Discussion
    2:20pm - 2:50pm Paul Ziemkiewicz (West Virginia University) 
    "What does monitoring in the three rivers tell us about the effects of shale gas development?"
    2:50pm - 3:00pm Discussion
    3:00pm - 3:10pm Break
    3:10pm - 3:40pm John Stolz (Duquesne University)
    "The Woodlands: a case study of well water contamination related to unconventional shale gas extraction"
    3:40pm - 3:50pm Discussion
    3:50pm - 4:20pm Matt Kelso and Samantha Malone (FracTracker Alliance and University of Pittsburgh) 
    "Data inconsistencies from states with unconventional oil and gas activity"
    4:20pm - 4:30pm Discussion
    4:30pm - 5:00pm Sharon Ward (Keystone Research Center)
    "Measuring the human and social service impacts of natural gas development"
    5:00pm - 5:10pm Discussion
    5:10pm - 5:40pm Emily Collins (University of Pittsburgh)
    "Regulatory structures for reuse and disposal of shale gas wastewater"
    5:40pm - 5:50pm Discussion
    5:50pm - 6:00pm

    Closing Remarks

    6:00pm

    Adjourn