Obtaining a Social License to Operate in the Unconventional Shale Domain
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
The new Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD), formed by a coalition of natural gas producing companies, philanthropies, and environmental groups, is a center of excellence for shale gas development. Its goal is to support continuous improvement in industrial practices through performance standards and voluntary certification. Join Andrew G. Place, Acting Interim Director of the CSSD, and Davitt Woodwell, Senior Vice President, Western Region, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, as they discuss the goals and plans of the CSSD and the challenges it faces.
Please register for this lecture here.
The Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management provides opportunities for scientists, industry leaders, elected officials, advocates and citizens to shape policy related to the country’s full array of energy sources while working to minimize environmental impact and promote economic growth. The Center’s Washington & Jefferson Energy Index generates analyses of the nation’s progress towards energy independence and security and translates these analyses into a relatable format that is easily understood so that all parties may use its findings in their work.
Situated atop a wealth of natural resources in Southwestern Pennsylvania, The Center is dedicated to enriching the civil discussion of the country’s energy future by bringing experts together in a spirit of mutual respect and concern for the common good.
In keeping with W&J’s liberal arts tradition of educating tomorrow’s leaders, The Center offers students unmatched research opportunities, internships, certificate programs, and hands-on experience that will prepare them to be stewards of the nation’s energy resources.
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