Marcellus Shale Discussion: Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing are not new. But their current use in extracting natural gas and oil in areas like the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania has been called a "game changer" by the US Energy Information Administration.
Join the Friends of the Wissahickon and geologist Tim Bechtel on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at Valley Green Inn for The Game Changer: Hydraulic Fracturing and the Marcellus Shale. This presentation is part of the popular lecture series Valley Talks, sponsored by Valley Green Bank. The lecture will not be about policy, but will instead explain the occurrence of natural gas and methods of extracting it, namely directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
Valley Green Inn is located on Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park. Light refreshments will be provided. Register for the lecture by contacting Sarah Marley at email@example.com or 215-247-0417 x109, or visit www.fow.org. Spaces are limited.
This day in history: On Oct. 23, 1850, The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
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Weather: The forecast says that Wednesday will be cold and rainy with a high of 52 degrees and a 70 percent chance of rain.