Archives for June 2010

Would The Present-Day DRBC Have Let Washington Cross the Delaware?

NJ-based Delaware River Basin Commission places unnecessary moratorium on Marcellus production, denying economic benefits, jobs to Pennsylvanians It’s hard to imagine President Kennedy had the denial of jobs and revenue for residents of Pennsylvania in mind when he signed a bill in 1961 creating the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). But nearly a half-century later, […]

MSC: Tax Hike on Marcellus Shale Job Creation the Wrong Approach

Group urges commonsense reforms, dialogue aimed at safely expanding natural gas development, jobs in Pa. Canonsburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania state House of Representatives is currently considering what would be the nation’s most onerous taxes on the environmentally responsible development of clean-burning, job-creating natural gas from the Commonwealth’s Marcellus Shale formation. Kathryn Klaber, president and […]

MSC: Advancements in Technology Expanding Water Recycling Capabilities

MSC president cites need for commonsense TDS regulations Canonsburg, Pa. – The responsible use, treatment and stewardship of the Commonwealth’s water resources are among the most important considerations involved in the development of clean-burning natural gas from shale. As a result, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) – whose members represent 100 percent of the shale […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Creating “A Modern-Day Gold Rush”

“This used to be an old, empty railyard. Now it’s a distribution facility for a modern-day gold rush” “We’re sitting on gold here” “Marcellus Shale can be the best economic engine we’ve seen in decades” A modern-day gold rush: “Once they’re loaded, the trucks make a series of right-hand turns out of the Mansfield Avenue […]

Natural gas could fuel job boom

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In an otherwise antiquated Green Tree railyard, dozens of railcars move in from the Midwest, waiting to load thousands of tons of sand onto trucks to be transported to Marcellus Shale sites in bordering counties.

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale a “Buried Treasure”; Creating “An economic boon to Pennsylvania for a long time”

While still in its infancy, the responsible development of the region’s clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas is helping to create tens of thousands of jobs. This development, and the workforce and job opportunities that it presents, will be highlighted at an upcoming “Workforce Summit” hosted by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) on June 16. Click HERE […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Statement on Incident in Clearfield County

Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is closely monitoring the situation in Moshannon State Forest, Clearfield County, which has been secured. The MSC issued this statement regarding the incident, as well as its commitment to environmental responsibility and safety: “The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s foremost commitment is to ensure the safety of our member […]

Hydraulic Fracturing is Environmentally Safe

Lehigh Express-Times
The Express-Times notes in a June 3 editorial (“Protect the river from floods, drilling”) that hydraulic fracturing — a critical energy production technology that has been safely deployed in Pennsylvania for more than 50 years — has never contaminated groundwater. That’s a fact confirmed by top environmental officials in Harrisburg and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

On the Radio: MSC President Highlights Tremendous Opportunity of the Marcellus Shale on KQV Today

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber appeared on Pittsburgh’s KQV Radio to discuss a broad range of issues, including the updated Penn State University economic impact study released last week. Below are key excerpts from the interview: On the Updated PSU Economic Impact Study: “As one […]