Posted by Quakertown Branch Library on October 23rd, 2010

date: Saturday, October 23, 2010  time:1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

venue: Quakertown Branch James A. Michener Branch

address: 401 West Mill Street   Quakertown, PA 18951

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from: Quakertown Branch Library

In response to high interest by landowners, lease-owners, their neighbors and the people who live downstream of proposed gas drilling, the Bucks Transition Group is offering a free public forum for helpful information about the rights and protections for the people of Pennsylvania.

Drilling for Natural Gas is happening in the Marcellus Shale formation. Leases have also been signed in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, PA.


1. Paul Schmidt will address legal avenues for affected communities and potential lawsuit claims related injury to individuals and property. Schmidt co-chairs the Zarwin Baum Environmental Practice Group in Philadelphia, PA and provides environmental legal services to a wide range of clients.

2. Shireen Parsons will discuss Pennsylvania citizens’ constitutional rights and possibilities of redress. Parsons is a community organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in PA. CELDF is a nonprofit, community interest law firm.

3. Nancy Janyszeski, Township Supervisor for Nockamixon where over 300 gas leases signed by property owners now have multi-million dollar liens, and where and experimental drilling has begun.

Speakers will also discuss local rights to clean air, clean water, air and soil and will answer your questions & comments. Please join us.

Sandy Bender, an architect and member will end the event with musical entertainment through his concert worthy traditional banjo.


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