All energy sources, and all industrial activity, carry a level of risk. And when you think about it, every activity in life, carries some risk. The key to responsible energy development, like any other, is to effectively manage that risk. With stringent environmental (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Stream Act, Act 13 etc.) and safety regulations (OSHA) in place at both the state and federal level, natural gas development in Pennsylvania is progressing in a safe and responsible manner.
Additionally, with recent improvements in technology over the past 10 years, and the discovery of shale resources from coast-to-coast, the United States has decades, and according to some estimations 100 years, worth of clean-burning natural gas.