Wilkes University


"Gas Pipelines In Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges And Solutions" Is March 19 Panel Discussion At Wilkes University

The debate about constructing gas pipelines in Pennsylvania – often a heated issue regionally and nationally – receives a balanced treatment in a panel discussion planned for March 19 at Wilkes University. “Gas Pipelines In Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges and Solutions” brings together representatives from government, utility companies, higher education and environmental groups to discuss the issue. The panel will at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Stark Learning Center on the Wilkes campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The discussion will offer a balanced perspective on issues surrounding pipeline development. Legislative and research issues needed to protect the state’s citizens and the environment while still allowing for infrastructure development will be explored. Panelists will respond to questions about the issue. A time for questions from the audience will be included.

Participating panelists will be:

  • Mike Mara, vice president, engineering and operations, UGI Energy Services VP Engineering and Operations
  • Dave Horn, Laborers’ International Union of North America
  • Davitt Woodwell, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
  • Paul Metro, manager and chief engineer of pipeline safety, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Josh Longmore, district manager, Luzerne Conservation District
  • State Sen. John T. Yudichak
  • Dr. Kenneth Klemow, professor of biology and environmental science
 and associate director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Wilkes University.
  • Brian Oram, P.G. Owner. B.F. Environmental Consultants

Contact Dr. Ken Klemow at 570-408-4758 for additional information.