CAMPUS DRILLING, SOON TO COME?
[SLIPPERY ROCK, PA] On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Slippery Rock students and community members gathered to discuss Hydraulic Fracturing at Slippery Rock University, the new Senate Bill 367 which opened state owned land and public university land to drilling and associated processes, and the implications of these activities on the campus and community. Efforts of the student group, SRU Students for Sustainability, supported by the Sierra Student Coalition led to the success of this event and a turnout of over 40 people.
Student organizer, Alexandra Bowling, commented "This topic is sweeping the Pennsylvania nation. Everyone should be aware of the process and effects of Marcellus Shale drilling, including non-Pennsylvania residents. What first got me interested in Hydraulic Fracking was the idea that the process can harm the water quality around the affected area. People deserve the right to clean, drinking water."