Expert to present 'Pipelines and Pooling: Expanding Natural Gas Issues'

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Roberta Winters, former board member of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters (LWVPA), will present "Pipelines and Pooling: Expanding Natural Gas Issues" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in Westminster College's Patterson Hall, room 207.  She will present again at 2 p.m. at the Mercer County - Penn State Extension, located at 463 North Perry Highway, Mercer. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Winter will discuss the nature of the pipeline infrastructure, its environmental impact, regulation, and the role the public plays in pipeline siting and safety. She will also review how recent legislation has altered the rights of landowners.

Winters served two terms on LWVPA as director for natural resources and as vice president for issues and action. She coordinated the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction study guides and chaired the addendum studies on pipelines and pooling.

She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Bucknell University, a M.A.T in science education from Harvard, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Winters retired in 2006 from her teaching position with the Radnor Township School District.

The presentations are co-sponsored by Westminster's Environmental Programs and the League of Women Voters of Mercer County.

Contact Helen Boylan at 724-946-6293 for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Roberta Winters