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Warren to hold April 5-6 shale drilling conference

By Bob Downing Published: March 25, 2013

Warren will host a two-day conference on shale drilling for activists and environmental groups.

The program, "Unconventional Shale Drilling: A Science/Technology, Health, Environmental, Economics and Policy Discussion: What We Know! What We Don't Know! What We Need to Know Before Moving Forward," will be held Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6.

The keynote speaker will be Deborah Rogers of the Energy Policy Forum.

The program is being sponsored by the FracTracker Alliance, the Buckeye Forest Council and the FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio.

It will be held at the Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St., Warren.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Advance registration is required. Admission is $50 a person per day (lunch is included).

For more information, call 1-888-287-6068 or




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