“Gas Pipelines in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges and Solutions”; panel discussion March 19

The debate about constructing gas pipelines in Pennsylvania will be the topic of discussion in a panel event 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 discussion will offer a  perspective on issues surrounding pipeline development as well as legislation and research issues needed to protect the state’s citizens and the environment while still allowing for infrastructure development. Panelists will respond to questions about the issue. A tQ and A will be included.


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

The panel will at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Stark Learning Center. The event is free and open to the public.