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Leading Environmental Organizations, Philanthropic Foundations and Energy Companies Collaborate to Announce New Organization, New Shale Development Performance Standards

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PITTSBURGH, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --



Chevron; Clean Air Task Force; CONSOL Energy; Environmental Defense Fund; 
EQT Corporation; Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP); The Heinz Endowments;
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture); Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Shell;
and William Penn Foundation 


Announcing the Formation of a Center for Performance Standards and Independent
Certification for Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian Region


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1 p.m.


Offices of The Heinz Endowments, 30th Floor, 625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

A group of leading environmental organizations, philanthropic foundations and energy companies will host a press briefing to announce their collaboration to create a new organization to certify companies that achieve performance standards in shale development.   Representatives from every founding participant organization will be at this briefing and available to the media.

Members of the media are invited to attend to learn more about the organization, its mission, its achievements to date, and its future plans. 

This is a novel, collaborative approach to certify performance standards in shale development.

SOURCE The Heinz Endowments

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