Economic impact of drilling

The economic implications of Marcellus Shale development in Schuyler County and the surrounding region will be discussed at a March 30 presentation at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. Dr. Tim Kelsey, Penn State University professor of agriculture economics and state program leader of economic and community development, and Dr. Susan Christopherson, Cornell University professor in the Dept. of City and Regional Planning and an economic geographer, will share their insights and experiences with Marcellus Shale drilling in PA. They will also discuss their thoughts on how NY should position itself for development.

Kelsey is studying the economic and community impacts of natural gas development and the fiscal effects of changes in land use. Christopherson is conducting an economic impact analysis of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale of NY and PA.

Registration for the event is required by contacting SCOPED (Schuyler Co. Partnership for Economic Development) at 607-535-4341 by March 25. Registration at the presentation will begin at 5:45 pm and the speakers will begin at 6:30 pm.

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