Ag economist to participate in Marcellus symposium

Posted: February 4, 2011

A College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member will participate when the Penn State Dickinson School of Law hosts the Marcellus Shale Law and Policy Symposium, Thursday, Feb. 10. Panelists will address a host of environmental and regulatory concerns stemming from Marcellus Shale production.
Tim Kelsey

Tim Kelsey

The event will originate in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State’s University Park campus and will be simulcast to the auditorium of Lewis Katz Hall on the law school's Carlisle campus. The symposium also will be webcast for public viewing.

A session beginning at 10 a.m. will cover environmental concerns over hydraulic fracturing and current issues with Marcellus Shale production. The afternoon session begins at 1:30 and will include a discussion of the future of Marcellus Shale production. Afternoon panelists will include Timothy Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, who conducts research and extension programs on the economic and community aspects of natural-gas development.

The morning panel will be moderated by James McCarthy, associate professor of geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The afternoon session will be moderated by Ross Pifer, director of the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, which is a collaborative center of Penn State Law and the College of Agricultural Sciences and is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend in person. For more information, visit the Penn State Law website.