The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program Workshop

October 8th

Public Perception and Improving Communication

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Summary Notes at bottom of page


9:00 - Welcome, Introduction and Workshop ObjectivesTom Williams/EFD Sr. Advisor


     Public perception of oil and gas industry (focus on TX, PA), Gene Theodori, SHSU

     Monitoring community action, A.E. Luloff (The Pennsylvania State University)

     Role of community linkages in driving environmental innovation in Utah Douglas Jackson-Smith (Utah State University)

     Mississippi Outreach efforts in the emerging TMS, Rachael Carter (Mississippi State)

     Overview of Eagle Ford research findings (Peg Petrzelka/Utah State University, Colter Ellis/Montana State University)

10:30 – 10:45 (Break)

10:45-12:20 – Panel Session One

     STEER – community bridge/industry regional development organization – Haley Curry

     Joint Association Oil & Gas Association Oil and Gas Education Initiative of Texas – Luke Legate

     Consumer Energy Alliance – Paul Looney

     Weston Solutions - Barbara Denson

Questions from Workshop Participants (led by Gene Theodori) 


1:00-2:30  Panel Session # 2  – Community Leaders

     James Teal - County Judge, McMullen County

     Allen Barnes - City of Gonzales

     Christi LaJeunesse - Housing Authority, Karnes County

     Questions from Workshop Participants (led by Gene Theodori)

2:45 – 3:15  Research Team Panel and Wrap up (questions from workshop participants)

     Dialogue has benefits in itself (reducing fear, uncertainty, feelings of powerlessness)

     Dialogue can also identify areas for real responses to real concerns (design, mitigation, etc.)

     Industry can use breadth of methods & techniques to better understand community concerns (development of a TOOLKIT) 

Meeting Summary/Notes