Archives for April 2010

Symposium covers wide range of issues

Bucknell University’s Institute for Public Policy’s symposium on the Marcellus Shale provided a forum for scientists, industry representatives, economic development specialists and government regulators to get together to discuss the wide ranging impacts natural gas development in the shale region can have on Pennsylvania.

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Driving “Economic Opportunity, Job Creation”; “An Energy Solution”; “New Jobs, Real Jobs”

MSC President in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, said the industry complies with environmental regulations. “The Marcellus Shale Coalition is committed to protecting the commonwealth’s wildlife and streams,” she said. “We are eager and ready to work with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, just as […]

As PA Twp. Supervisors Head to Hershey, MSC Reinforces Commitment to Strengthening Partnerships with Local Governments

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Later this week, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) 88th Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show will kick off in Hershey. Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement in anticipation of the upcoming PSATS event: “As the development of the Commonwealth’s clean-burning, job-creating […]

Turn the Beat Around

As PA Economy Continues to Slide, Marcellus Shale Helping to Stem the Tide Today — and Build a Path to Prosperity for Tomorrow The recession has left millions of Americans out of work and in search of new opportunites. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 141,000 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania over […]

PA Geologists: Don’t Take Benefits of Marcellus Shale for Granite

Association of PA scientists decries “erroneous information” in media targeting natural gas technology, cites the Marcellus as a way to “create and preserve jobs while protecting the environment” The Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists (PCPG) has been representing the interests of scientists and engineers in the Commonwealth for more than 20 years now, and in […]

Top 10 Quotes from PA DEP on Promise, Potential of Marcellus Shale

John Hanger, PA DEP Secretary: “Developing [Marcellus] resources not only will build on our continuing efforts to develop more homegrown energy resources that are cleaner and better for the environment, but also could lead to billions of dollars in new economic investment for Pennsylvania’s communities, as well as tens of thousands of new jobs.” (House […]

Letter to the Editor: Editorial erred on gas drilling industry, tax

April 5’s editorial (“Arrogance hardly helps drillers’ goals”) echoes several claims that simply aren’t supported by the facts. Here, for your readers, are those facts.

What They’re Saying: Safe, Responsible Shale Gas Development Creating Jobs, Driving Economic Growth Across the Commonwealth

“Congressman Mike Doyle guesses he’s made this claim a time or two around his peers from Texas and Oklahoma: Pittsburgh will one day be ‘America’s Energy Capital.’” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/8/10) Maravene Loeschke, Mansfield University president and Tioga County Development Corporation director: “This will have a multi-generational impact surpassing all other natural resource extractions in Pennsylvania.” […]

Shale concerns overblown

The Marcellus Shale, which according to some geologists is the world’s second-largest natural-gas field, holds the potential to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for Pennsylvanians – while reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign energy resources.

MSC to General Assembly: With Your Help, Promise, Potential of Marcellus Can Be Realized in PA

CANONSBURG, Pa. – With key debates over energy, jobs and revenue for the state expected to take shape in the coming weeks, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber sent a letter to each member of Pennsylvania House and Senate today – updating legislators on the progress that MSC and its member […]