Marc E. Gold of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, Served as PBI Panelist - "Environmental Issues Affecting Oil and Gas Development"
Philadelphia, PA (March 11, 2011) – Marc E. Gold, founding partner of the environmental and energy law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (MGKF), participated in a panel discussion entitled "Environmental Issues Affecting Oil and Gas Development" presented by the Philadelphia Bar Institute. The program was presented on Thursday, March 10, 2011 and examined the environmental issues impacting oil and gas development in Pennsylvania. As the Marcellus Shale region continues to produce valuable natural gas resources, the environmental requirements continue to evolve to effectively regulate production activities throughout the Commonwealth.
Gold an other panelists examined the regulations in place to prevent environmental impacts and provided in depth discussions on various issues concerning: controls on surface water withdrawals and discharges, regulation of air emission from collection and processing facilities, lease provisions and newly enacted and proposed requirements addressing these issues. The panel also examined the cumulative effects of natural gas exploration and production.