To the Editor:
Sean Lennon makes baseless claims about the development of American natural gas (“Destroying Precious Land for Gas,” Op-Ed, Aug. 28).
New York’s proposed natural gas development regulations for the Marcellus Shale — potentially the world’s second largest natural gas field — are forward-leaning and aim to ensure that these abundant, clean-burning resources are safely developed, proving, as President Obama has said, “that we don’t have to choose between our environment and our economy.”
Indeed, United States carbon dioxide emissions are now at a 20-year low, according to the Energy Information Administration. The chief reason? Expanded natural gas use.
At the same time, natural gas production from Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale has increased more than 80 percent from a year ago. This responsible production is making our nation more secure and helping to create literally tens of thousands of good jobs at a time when they’re most needed.
KATHRYN Z. KLABER
President, Marcellus Shale Coalition
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