They call themselves the silent majority. They’re farmers and sportsmen, educators and entrepreneurs. And they want to drill for natural gas. Now.
The Marcellus Shale formation has had and will continue to have a profound impact on the economy of our county and our region. While some are concerned about the environmental considerations related to deep gas development, there is no question that the Marcellus Shale will benefit most of us greatly.
As debate over taxes and regulations continues in Marcellus, regulators in Texas suspend the state’s severance tax to encourage new investment in Eagle Ford
Nearly 90 members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) were on hand in Harrisburg to meet with PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) secretary John Hanger today, part of the Coalition’s ongoing and open dialogue with regulators, stakeholders, the public and the press on the many ways in which the responsible development of clean-burning natural gas resources in the Commonwealth can help the state achieve key priorities related to energy, the economy and the environment.
What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale is Helping to Save Family Farms, Creating “Well-Paying” Steel Jobs, Positively Impacting the Economy “In a Thousand Ways Daily”
“Natural gas drilling leases saving farms … “It let us build a heifer barn” for female cattle that have not produced calves, owner Paul Manning said of a lease covering 147 acres of his North Abington Twp. farm.”
The economic climate right now in the nation, especially in small and rural communities across Pennsylvania, remains challenging to say the least – and as volatile and uncertain today as it’s been in decades. For proof of that, look no further than the Commonwealth’s jobless rate, which remains right at the doorstep of double-digits.
Drilling for natural gas in the so-called “Marcellus Shale” deposit is creating thousands of jobs and turning farmers into millionaires. But critics say it’s also scarring the land, creating noise and dirt and pitting neighbor against neighbor.
The safe and steady development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is creating a “boom in blue-collar jobs” throughout the Commonwealth – one that according to Penn State, is expected to generate more than 100,000 jobs in Pennsylvania by year’s end.
Here’s a number that might surprise you: According to the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA), Pennsylvania is home to more than 55,000 active natural gas wells, more than any other state in the nation but one.
CANONSBURG, Pa. – Today, Kathryn Klaber – president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) – issued the following statement regarding the group’s ongoing and unwavering commitment to working with leaders in Harrisburg to craft commonsense policies aimed at responsibly leveraging the Commonwealth’s clean-burning natural gas reserves into economic opportunity, job creation and […]