MSC Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening:

“The development of clean, American natural gas is creating tens of thousands of family-sustaining jobs, providing consumers with more affordable energy, and ushering in an economic and manufacturing rebirth in communities across the nation. Through the safe production of shale gas, we are – thanks to advances in technology and responsible practices – able to unify environmental and energy policy.

“MSC member companies’ resolution to enhance the transparency of their operations through better disclosure on the FracFocus.org website, while creating more jobs throughout our region, is just the latest example of exactly that.

“We are encouraged that President Obama recognizes the tremendous energy security, environmental, and economic benefits associated with job-creating American shale gas development fueled overwhelmingly through private investment on privately-owned lands.

“And while presidents of both parties have made a clarion call for more American energy over the past four decades, it is our genuine hope that President Obama’s remarks tonight are reflected in his Administration’s policies that are rooted in sound science and move forward with an aim of leveraging our nation’s abundant natural gas resources on behalf of consumers, families, and small businesses. American natural gas will continue to make our nation stronger and more secure.“ 

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