The Straight Scoop on Shale

A project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund

Seventh Annual Shale & Public Health Conference

was held Tuesday November 19, 2019

The conference was presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh University Club.

Bernard Goldstein MD Emeritus Dean & Professor, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; former U.S. EPA R&D Administrator, speaking at the 2018 Shale & Public Health conference.

Past Event Videos

Re-Imagine Butler County Symposium, Sept. 29, 2018

Indiana Sustainable Economic Development Summit II 2018

Highlights of the Re-Imagine! Event. March 2017

Past Event Highlights

Re-Imagine Beaver County 2019

Report Release and Solar Celebration was held May 23
at the Beaver Train Station & Cultural Center

2018 Indiana County Sustainable Economic Development Summit II

Presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and The Indiana County Sustainable Economic Development Task Force.

Re-Imagine Butler County 2018

A public forum to stimulate community action to achieve a sustainable future for our county and future generations.

Where Plastic Ends Up – An International Perspective on Plastics

What happens to the plastics we manufacture and throw away?

2017 Shale & Public Health Conference

The Straight Scoop on Shale Drilling A project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s Citizen Education Fund The fifth annual Shale & Public Health Conference was held November 13, 2017. Presented by the League of Women Voters of...

Shale Waste Disposal Workshop: Community Concerns on Injection Wells

What happens to the millions of gallons of liquid waste generated by hydraulic fracturing? What are the environmental, public health, & social concerns associated with injection wells that are used for disposal?

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All About Plastic

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Local TV news coverage of environmental issues

New study of Pittsburgh local TV news coverage of fracking and other environmental issues: “Just Because Fracking Doesn’t Bleed, Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Lead: How Coverage of Shale Gas Fracking and Other Environmental Stories Rank on Local Television News.“