Please join us for a lively discussion with three expert panelists on hydrofracturing to access natural gas in Pennsylvania. This event is open to the public. All are welcome.
Nels Johnson, Deputy State Director, The Nature Conservancy. Nels Johnson is Deputy State Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Chapter. He has 25 years of conservation experience in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and North America. Johnson has published articles in Science, the Journal of Forestry, andConservation Biology and has authored and edited books on forest management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem services. Currently he leads a team developing tools and practices to reduce habitat impacts from energy development in the Appalachian region. Johnson served on the board of directors, most recently as chair, for the Pinchot Institute for Conservation from 2004 – 2014. He was with the World Resources Institute before joining The Nature Conservancy in 2001. Johnson received degrees from Reed College and the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He lives in Camp Hill, PA with his wife Eileen, son and daughter.
Andrew Place, Corporate Director, Energy & Environmental Policy, EQT Corporation. Andrew Place is the Corporate Director, Energy & Environmental Policy for EQT Corporation. Prior to joining EQT in 2011 Andrew served for eighteen months in Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, first as Special Assistant for Energy and Climate Change and second as Acting Deputy Secretary of the Office of Energy and Technology Deployment. Before working at the Department of Environmental Protection, Andrew served as a Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy with a primary focus on Carbon Capture and Sequestration among other technical, economic, and policy issues related to energy and the environment. While remaining in his position with EQT, Andrew accepted the role of Interim Executive Director at the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) in 2012. Andrew’s role at CSSD has been to raise awareness of the Center’s work while supporting continued consensus for the Center’s Performance Standards and certification to those standards. Andrew holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon.
Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Tracy Carluccio is Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, where she has been employed as an environmental advocate since 1989, working throughout the Delaware River Watershed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. Delaware Riverkeeper Network is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Delaware River Watershed. Carluccio works on many issues including watershed and habitat protection, stormwater management, flooding and flood damage prevention, energy, natural gas development, community and habitat health, stream and water resource protection, and water supply. Carluccio has served on the boards of several environmental organizations and municipal boards and is an appointed member of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council.
Moderator: Carr Everbach, Swarthmore College Engineering.