DOINews: USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center Scientist to Attend Meeting on Marcellus Shale Research

Last edited 4/26/2016

USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center (EGSC) scientist Lesley Milheim will attend the Chesapeake Bay Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) workshop on "Exploring the Environmental Effects of Shale Gas Development in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" in State College PA on April 11-12, 2012.

The objectives of the workshop are to 1) review and synthesize the research available regarding the environmental effects of shale gas development, 2) identify the environmental effects that shale gas development may pose to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed relative to Bay water quality, and 3) identify and prioritize future research needs relative to shale gas development and Bay water quality.

A team of EGSC scientists is currently working on publishing geospatial research relating to the landscape effects of Marcellus Shale development. (Contact: Lesley Milheim,, 703-648-7230)