Pennsylvania Statewide Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment

The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment is intended to supply baseline data to provide individuals, job seekers, communities, businesses, workforce and economic development professionals, and government officials at all levels with the ability to estimate the direct workforce requirements for Marcellus Shale development. Specifically, the assessment can help outline the key occupations associated with […]

Investor’s Business Daily editorial: Grow Our Way Out

Energy Policy: A new study documents a mini-boom caused by the development of the Marcellus Shale formations in Pennsylvania, creating jobs and revenue. Maybe the second rule of holes is that when you’re in one, start drilling. While Washington unravels over hitting the debt ceiling, fretting over a stagnant economy, a shortage of revenues and […]

MSC op-ed in the Pittsburgh Business Times: Marcellus Shale commission recommendations a road map to getting it right

by Kathryn Z. Klaber Date: Friday, July 29, 2011 If Pennsylvania’s deep history has taught us anything, it’s that compromise is crucial, particularly in the public policy arena. Nearly 225 years ago in Philadelphia, the “Great Compromise of 1787” was struck during the Constitutional Convention, ensuring that all states — irrespective of population — had […]

Wheeling News-Register editorial: Don’t Cripple Gas Industry

July 29, 2011 The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register As usual, the Environmental Protection Agency says a new set of rules will eliminate pollution while saving consumers and industry money. We hope so. On Thursday, the EPA issued a proposal to regulate air pollution at oil and gas wells. Those using hydraulic fracturing to release gas […]

Columbus Dispatch: Driller touts Ohio’s gas and oil

Oklahoma company estimating $20B worth in shale beneath its 1.25 million leased acres Friday, July 29, 2011  03:04 AM By Dan Gearino An Oklahoma company has discovered oil and natural-gas resources in eastern Ohio that it thinks could be worth up to $20billion, an announcement that shows the economic potential of Utica shale. Chesapeake Energy […]

Update on the MSC-Gov. Ridge Partnership

Canonsburg, PA – At its one-year mark, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber provided the following update regarding the organization’s truly unique and momentous partnership with former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge and his team of subject matter experts and professionals: “Gov. Ridge has provided valuable insight and leadership over the […]

MSC Statement on Proposed EPA Air Regulations

Canonsburg, PA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a series of proposed air emission regulations surrounding the development of American natural gas and oil. The proposed regulations are a result of a “consent decree”, or settlement, stemming from a federal lawsuit brought forth by two groups – based in New Mexico and […]

Williamsport Community Discussion Provides Marcellus-Related Jobs Training, Workforce Development Insight

Williamsport, PA – Local residents in Williamsport, Pa. joined area leaders and business owners today for a community discussion focused on natural gas training programs and the impact of workforce development in the region, as well as the industry’s commitment to safe and responsible development of the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and […]

Charleston Daily Mail editorial: W.Va. should welcome Marcellus Shale action

If there is no significant harm to the environment, hostility is silly Wednesday July 27, 2011 The Wall Street Journal wrote tellingly Tuesday of the differences between two other Marcellus shale states, Pennsylvania and New York, which it called “a case study in one state embracing economic opportunity, while the other has let environmental politics […]

Wall Street Journal editorial: A Tale of Two Shale States

Pennsylvania’s gain vs. New York’s missed opportunity. REVIEW & OUTLOOK JULY 26, 2011 Politicians wringing their hands over how to create more jobs might study the shale boom along the New York and Pennsylvania border. It’s a case study in one state embracing economic opportunity, while the other has let environmental politics trump development. The […]