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Trout Unlimiteds Mid-Atlantic Council Chair Named to Maryland Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission
Arlington, Va.Trout Unlimiteds (TU) Mid-Atlantic Council Chair, Nick Weber, of Brookeville, Md., has been named as a member of Marylands Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission.
The Commission will study issues related to natural gas exploration and production in the Marcellus Shale in Maryland.
Im honored to be a part of this esteemed commission and to use my experience in coldwater conservation to help shape the discussion about gas drilling in Maryland, Weber said. Marylands natural resources are precious gifts and I will work hard to represent the interests of fish and wildlife in the state.
Marylands Departments of the Environment and Natural Resources, in consultation with the Advisory Commission, will conduct a three-part study and present findings and recommendations related to the impact of Marcellus Shale drilling in Maryland.
Weber, a longtime TU volunteer, has been chair of TUs Mid-Atlantic Council since July 2010.
Trout Unlimited is the nations largest coldwater conservation organization, with 140,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North Americas trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.