LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The March issue of The Hemlock, an on-line newsletter, is devoted to Marcellus Shale and the environmental issues surrounding natural gas drilling.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Robert Myers, professor of English and chair of the English department, is editor of The Hemlock. His website describes the publication as an online newsletter about the environment and culture of central Pennsylvania. The introduction to the current issue states, “Indeed, it doesn't seem to be an exaggeration to say that the development of the Marcellus Shale represents the biggest threat to the Pennsylvania outdoors that our generation will face. Accordingly, we've devoted this issue to the controversies surrounding natural gas production in central Pennsylvania.”
Articles include “Prospects and Challenges of the Marcellus Shale,” “40 years of Natural Gas Production and Storage on State Forest Land,” “The Marcellus Shale in Central Pennsylvania: A Chronology,” “A Landowner's Perspective: Leasing for Natural Gas Production,” “Another Landowner's Perspective: Gas Well Exploration and Development,” “And Justice for All” and “Tapping Our “Super-Giant” Gas Field: How Much Are We Willing to Pay to Play?”
The March issue of The Hemlock is available on the front page of the LHU website http://www.lhup.edu/ or at http://www.lhup.edu/rmyers3/Hemlock/Hemlock2.6.htm.