February 18, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Two local political representatives will discuss the implications for local communities of levying a severance tax in connection with Marcellus Shale development.

Rick Mirabito, state representative for the 83rd District, and Gene Yaw, state senator for the 23rd District, will lead the panel discussion, "Community Impact: Severance Tax," Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. (Note the change in location from a previous announcement.)

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy.

PCN coverage
Previous panel discussions in the Marcellus Shale series at Bucknell examined economic impact and job development on Feb. 10 and public health on Feb. 15. Both events were videotaped for broadcasting by The Pennsylvania Cable Network; view the schedule on the PCN website.

The March 3 panel will be streamed live via the PCN website, and recorded for future broadcast.

The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy is a new interdisciplinary institute to link more closely the Bucknell curriculum with the major policy issues facing the United States. It serves as a locus for student and faculty exploration in related areas, expands the University's engagement with America's civic discourse as it relates to both domestic and international issues, and increases service-learning programs that enrich students' understanding of their role in society.

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