This webinar will be offered Thursday, April 7 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. This webinar can be viewed with a high-speed internet, but registration is limited; the deadline to register is Tuesday, April 5 on-line at https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dEdzM2x3M0VheFA5dGkxUDVGZlVEd1E6MA#gid=0
About the Webinar: A group of researchers centered at Cornell University has studied both the short-term (economic impact) and long-term (economic development) consequences of horizontal shale gas drilling. Their work has focused on: 1) the pace and scale of drilling, 2) the cumulative impact of multiple wells and potential costs to communities and regions, and 3) the challenges of sustainable economic development under the boom-bust cycle typical for natural resource extraction industries. The webinar will report on preliminary findings, address what Marcellus gas drilling means for economic development and offer guidance on how to measure and address the local economic consequences of shale gas development.
Presenter: Susan Christopherson, J. Thomas Clark Professor, Dept. of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
Sponsors: This webinar is sponsored by the Heinz Endowments, Park Foundation and the Department of City and Regional Planning and Community and Regional Development Institute, Cornell University.
Questions: Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman at
For those without high-speed internet:
The Savage River Watershed Association has made arrangements for a small group to view it at the Grantsville Library but seating is limited; please email Laura Haynes, SRWA Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or call Liz McDowell at 301-895-3686 to reserve a seat.
For those in the southern end of the county, the webinar will be shown at the University of Maryland Extension conference room; contact Mikal Zimmerman, to reserve a space at