Media Advisory: NOT Your Grandparents’ Oil & Gas Industry

Dianne Bady, 304- 360-2072 or
Robin Blakeman, 304-840-4877 or

What: NOT Your Grandparents’ Oil & Gas Industry
A Forum on Fracking — Is Unconventional Oil & Gas Drilling Coming to Wayne and Cabell Counties?
~ Free ~

When: 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2015

Where: Westmoreland Women’s Club, 2962 Bradley Rd., Huntington, WV, 25704

Who: Presenters:

Filmmaker Keely Kernan will screen a 10-minute trailer for In the Hills and Hollows, a documentary-in-progress;

Joe Lovett, an attorney with the Appalachian Mountain Advocates;

Bill Hughes, a volunteer with the Wetzel County Citizen Action Group and a part-time OVEC staff person.

Presented by: OVEC, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition.

Why: This forum is designed to inform members of the public who live in West Virginia counties that overlie the Rogersville Shale, including Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, Putnam, Kanawha, Jackson, Roane and Calhoun counties.

If you have been approached by oil or gas industry representatives seeking to lease your mineral rights, or to gain right of way access to your property, then we strongly recommend that you attend this forum. Legal advisers will be present.

If you want to learn about challenges facing our area, then please attend this forum. Hear firsthand about disruptions to health, well-being and property that the Marcellus Shale “fracking boom” has brought to our neighbors in north-central West Virginia.

What Else:

Map of the Rogersville Shale:

Rogersville Shale Info Sheet:

Flier for the event:

Press Release: Rogersville Deep Shale Drilling Next for Our Area?



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