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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Learning their legal rights concerning gas drilling | The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre & Scranton PA

WILKES-BARRE – Environmentally-conscious citizens from around Pennsylvania met Saturday at King’s College to learn what legal tools they have to protect their water from the contamination natural gas drilling is purported to cause.

Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, or PennFuture, a nonprofit environmental and energy advocacy organization, hosted its eighth annual Watershed Workshop at the William G. McGowan School of Business.

The workshop attracted concerned citizens and environmental advocates from around the region.

“I’m here because I’m a concerned citizen who wants to learn more about the legal aspects that watershed advocates like myself have in combating drilling in the Marcellus Shale,” said Leo Kucewicz, of Thornhurst Township, Lackawanna County. “I live next to the upper Lehigh River, which was recently designated exceptional value, and I’m very concerned about the quality of the water.Read More