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Highlights of SierraFest 2012
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Highlights of SierraFest 2012 Dr. Alan Ducatman, Interim Dean of WVU’s School of Public Health, described health impacts of Marcellus gas drilling. Ted Boettner, from the WV Center on Budget and Policy, described the idea of a Future Fund, which would place a portion of severance taxes for gas, coal or other resources into a trust to promote state needs, economic development, education or health care. Evan Hansen of DownStream Strategies described the future of coal in WV, while Diane Bady of OVEC talked about legal successes in the battle against mountaintop removal. Favorite outings included tree planting in Canaan Valley and a hike to historic coke ovens in Blackwater Canyon.
Many thanks to Jim Sconyers and the other organizers. Good food and great people make SierraFest a real treat, one you won’t want to miss next year.

 Dr. Alan Ducatman   Ted Boettner

 Evan Hansen  
        And Mary Ann Maul makes her point during a panel discussion at the 2012 WV SierraFest! 

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