Media Advisory: Congressional Natural Gas Caucus to Hold Field Hearing in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2013 Issues: Energy, Marcellus Shale, Natural Gas Caucus

BELLEFONTE, PA – The bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Gene Green (D-TX), Tom Reed (R-NY) and Jim Costa (D-CA), today announced plans to hold a field hearing, “Natural Gas Field Hearing: The Economic Impacts of Shale Production,” at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Friday July 26, 2013. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony from local officials and community leaders with regard to the economic impacts of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale region.

Congressional Natural Gas Caucus Field Hearing Details:

WHO:  The Bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus
WHAT:  Field hearing to examine the economic impacts of shale production
WHEN:  Friday, July 26th at 8:30AM
WHERE:  Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA 17701
Professional Development Center
Mountain Laurel Room

Panel 1:
Erick Coolidge, Tioga County Commissioner
Jeff Wheeland, Lycoming County Commissioner
Pennsylvania State Representative Matt Baker
Mike Flanagan, Clinton County Economic Partnership

Panel 2:
Vince Matteo, Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce
John Augustine, Marcellus Shale Coalition
Brent Fish, Fish Realty
Seth Alberts, Alberts Spray Solutions
Bobby Keen, Ultra Pipeline

NOTE: For reporters interested in attending, please contact Parish Braden at (202) 680-0006 or

The Congressional Natural Gas Caucus is a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House made up of more than 80 Members of Congress. The primary mission of the group is to educate Members of Congress and the American people about the importance of natural gas as a domestic energy resource, its role in meeting the nation's energy demand and in attaining energy security.