Philanthropic and Environmental Groups Join Forces to Announce Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian


Representatives of philanthropic foundations, energy companies and environmental agencies gather together to announce the Formation of a Center for Performance Standards and Independent Certification for Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian Region.

The announcement will be held at the Offices of The Heinz Endowments and will be a collaborative effort to ensure performance standards in shale gas development.


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