Funding Your Community Park Project with Gas Revenue Seminar and Tour

Local government officials and community members are invited
to a free Sept. 26 seminar and tour being planned by the Washington &
Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management that will focus on
parks projects funded in part with natural gas revenue. The seminar will be held in the ballroom at the Rossin Campus Center beginning at 10 a.m. CEPM Director Corey Young will give an overview of Act 13, the Pennsylvania law that provides impact fee money to municipalities. Lisa Cessna, executive director of the Washington County Planning Commission, will then talk about some projects the county has completed in its parks and at its fairgrounds using Act 13 revenue and royalty payments from park land leased for gas drilling. Jodi Noble, Chartiers Township manager, will give a
presentation on parks projects that municipality has accomplished using Act 13
and royalty revenue, and Adam Mattis, regional advisor for the Department of
Natural Resources and Conservation, will give a quick rundown on state grant
programs available for such projects, and how Act 13 money can be leveraged.

Regulating and Planning for Shale Gas Development: a 2017 Update

Shale gas development has had a tremendous impact on communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Staying abreast of the multitude of updates and changes to federal and state-level regulations has proven problematic for municipal officials. Thus, the Center for Energy Policy and Management, in partnership with the Local Government Academy, is pleased to bring you Regulating and Planning for Shale Gas Development: a 2017 Update. From comprehensive plans to pipeline agreements, this informational program will update local officials and residents of southwestern Pennsylvania on current zoning and land use issues in communities across the Commonwealth. Speakers will cover local government’s role in regulating shale gas development, recent state and federal court rulings that affect how local communities govern shale gas development, and local ordinances that address buffers, setbacks, noise, etc.

2017 Energy and the Environment Research Paper Competition- Call for Papers

The Shale Gas Knowledge Hub, an initiative of the Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM) at Washington & Jefferson College, invites the submission of research papers and related presentations dealing directly or indirectly with the issues of energy, natural resources, environment, and/or sustainability from graduate and undergraduate students in all academic departments.