Featured technical sessions include gas well impacts on mining, water and environmental issues, special engineering projects and The MINER Act after five years. Featured Keynote speakers are George Ellis, president, Pennsylvania Coal Association; Allen Duprees, Alpha Natural Resources; and John Murphy, University of Pittsburgh (and current SME president). For more information, contact Mary DelRosso (Tel: 412-835-7387; E-mail: mary412d@comcast.net).