Leading Environmental Organizations, Philanthropic Foundations and Energy Companies Collaborate to Announce New Organization,

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

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, March 18, 2013

PITTSBURGH, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

SUMMARY:

        Chevron; Clean Air Task Force; CONSOL Energy; Environmental Defense
        Fund;
        EQT Corporation; Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP); The Heinz
WHO:    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
WHAT:   Independent
        Certification for Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian Region
WHEN:   Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1 p.m.
WHERE: Offices of The Heinz Endowments, 30^th 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

Contact: Andrew Place, CSSD Interim Executive Director, EQT Corporate
Director, Energy & Environmental Policy, +1-412-553-5799, APlace@eqt.com; Tim
O'Brien, O'Brien Communications, +1-412-854-8845, timobrien@timobrienpr.com