Geoscience professor Steve Hovan and John Benhart (Geography and Regional Planning) were interviewed by morning talk radio programs Hometown Magazine (WCCS 1160AM) and Indiana in the Morning (WDAD 1450AM). Hovan and Benhart discussed the Marcellus Shale gas industry and how it has impacted Indiana County.
They also discussed the upcoming workshop “Engaging Shale Gas Partners,” scheduled for October 7–8, 2013, at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
The workshop will give participants an overview of how we explore and develop and safely extract the natural gas from deep below the surface, as well as discuss the main permitting and land leasing issues for homeowners. Information will focus on case studies from an interdisciplinary team of IUP faculty and industry specialists.
For more information and registration materials, please visit the Energy Sustainability Initiative website.