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Library Launches New Series on Marcellus Gas Issues


Library Launches New Series on Marcellus Gas Issues

The Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling is launching a new series of informational programs on local Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling and fracking issues.

Titled, "Fracking Facts," the series will begin on Thursday evening, May 12 at 7:00 PM, with the first of two presentations by members of the Wetzel County Action Group. The presenters will share their four years of experience with gas extraction activities and the impact those activities have had on their community. The first presentation titled, "The Process," will focus on site preparation, drilling, fracking, compressor stations, traffic issues, and completion.

The second presentation by the Wetzel County Action Group will be offered at the library on Thursday evening, May 26 at 7:00 PM, and will be called, "Challenges and Suggestions." This program will focus on the economic, social, and environmental issues raised by activities related to Marcellus Shale gas extraction.

During it’s third installment in the "Fracking Facts" series, the library will welcome Dee Fulton and Duane Nichols of Frack-Check West Virginia (, who will discuss their organizations activities and goals. Frack-Check West Virginia’s mission is to ensure that Marcellus Shale gas drilling in the state is conducted responsibly and safely. The program is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 PM.

Additional programs in the "Fracking Facts" series will be announced as they are scheduled. Like all library programs, the series is free and open to the public. All programs will be held in the library’s auditorium unless otherwise noted. Please call 304-232-0244 for more information

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