MSC in O-R: Greater production of natural gas must be encouraged

Donora is well-known for producing legendary baseball players, such as Stan Musial or the two Ken Griffeys. However, like many small Rust Belt communities across our region and especially in the Mon Valley, Donora has faced big struggles over the years. But the tide is starting to turn, and manufacturing jobs – once the heartbeat […]

MSC in Wheeling Intelligencer: Setting Stage for Energy Renaissance in Our Region

Our region is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that have supported America’s energy needs for generations. Appalachia-produced raw materials helped usher in and ignite America’s Industrial Revolution, power the United States to victory in World War II, and provide good-paying, family sustaining jobs for hundreds of thousands of local citizens. Today, America continues […]

MSC in Post-Gazette: Gas pipelines represent prosperity

We often read and hear about the need to expand natural gas pipelines and associated infrastructure. From Mariner East to PennEast to Atlantic Sunrise and many more, state and federal regulators are weighing the approval of thousands of miles of critical energy infrastructure. But what can be lost in some of the highly charged, black-and-white […]

MSC in Delaware Co. Daily-Times: Why we need to expand gas production in Pa.

Imagine a situation where America had all of the cars, trains, and planes to transport our people, goods and services but lacked the necessary infrastructure to fully capitalize on this job-creating potential. While farfetched, this analogy reflects Pennsylvania’s current natural gas infrastructure network. Considerable progress certainly has been made, but to fully capitalize on our […]

MSC in Philadelphia Inquirer: Shale Revolution Fulfills Promise on Jobs, Energy, Environment

While the daily headlines and nonstop, 24-hour news cycles focus overwhelmingly on issues that often divide the nation, it can be easy to lose sight of where common ground exists and what shared commitments bring us together. And there’s more that unites us – business and labor as well as Republicans, Democrats, and independents – […]

MSC in Crain’s Cleveland Business Journal: Energy Security Should Be a Bipartisan Issue

Ninety-two years ago, Republicans gathered in Cleveland for the party’s convention, adopting a platform with planks centered on the economy, taxation, foreign relations, and, in one of the early mentions of energy policy, the safe development of America’s abundant natural resources. “The natural resources of the country belong to all the people. … The government […]

MSC in Beaver County Times: Cracker Plant Leads Manufacturing Comeback

Pennsylvania manufacturing and the hard-working men and women of the commonwealth that it employs have long been the backbone to our state and nation’s economy. Steel produced in the Keystone State built the ships and planes that carried us to victory in World War II and our abundant raw materials have powered our nation and […]

MSC in Phila. Inq.: Industry Remains Committed to Rigorous Regulations

A letter failed to acknowledge the strong natural-gas development regulations that protect our environment (“Industry needs rules,” Thursday). We have some of the nation’s most rigorous regulations. As former Gov. Ed Rendell and his then-Dept. of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger stated, “Pennsylvania has the strongest enforcement program of any state with gas drilling.” There are […]

MSC in Butler Eagle: Pa. Has Effective, Modernized Regulations

Two recent letters (“Middlesex Shortfall”, Dec. 1 and “Still Opposed to Rex”, Dec. 9) do a tremendous disservice to your readers, which include my Butler County neighbors, family and friends. Our dialogue about these important issues must be fact- and science-based — and it must be civil. Pennsylvania has an effective and modernized regulatory framework […]

MSC in Phila. Daily News: Higher Energy Taxes Will Threaten Growth

Friday’s editorial, “Who Do They Work For?” provides a misleading representation of natural-gas development in Pennsylvania, while completely ignoring the meaningful economic and environmental contributions Marcellus Shale development has delivered for the commonwealth. Philadelphians don’t have to look far to see the benefits. Thanks to shale, refineries in South Philadelphia and Delaware County that were […]