PA Geologists: Don’t Take Benefits of Marcellus Shale for Granite

Association of PA scientists decries “erroneous information” in media targeting natural gas technology, cites the Marcellus as a way to “create and preserve jobs while protecting the environment” The Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists (PCPG) has been representing the interests of scientists and engineers in the Commonwealth for more than 20 years now, and in […]

Top 10 Quotes from PA DEP on Promise, Potential of Marcellus Shale

John Hanger, PA DEP Secretary: “Developing [Marcellus] resources not only will build on our continuing efforts to develop more homegrown energy resources that are cleaner and better for the environment, but also could lead to billions of dollars in new economic investment for Pennsylvania’s communities, as well as tens of thousands of new jobs.” (House […]

Letter to the Editor: Editorial erred on gas drilling industry, tax

April 5’s editorial (“Arrogance hardly helps drillers’ goals”) echoes several claims that simply aren’t supported by the facts. Here, for your readers, are those facts.

What They’re Saying: Safe, Responsible Shale Gas Development Creating Jobs, Driving Economic Growth Across the Commonwealth

“Congressman Mike Doyle guesses he’s made this claim a time or two around his peers from Texas and Oklahoma: Pittsburgh will one day be ‘America’s Energy Capital.’” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/8/10) Maravene Loeschke, Mansfield University president and Tioga County Development Corporation director: “This will have a multi-generational impact surpassing all other natural resource extractions in Pennsylvania.” […]

Shale concerns overblown

The Marcellus Shale, which according to some geologists is the world’s second-largest natural-gas field, holds the potential to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for Pennsylvanians – while reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign energy resources.

MSC to General Assembly: With Your Help, Promise, Potential of Marcellus Can Be Realized in PA

CANONSBURG, Pa. – With key debates over energy, jobs and revenue for the state expected to take shape in the coming weeks, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber sent a letter to each member of Pennsylvania House and Senate today – updating legislators on the progress that MSC and its member […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Releases Statement to Set the Record Straight on January Meeting with Gov. Rendell

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber today issued the following statement in response to claims that the natural gas industry declined a meeting requested by Governor Ed Rendell to discuss state policy issues: “It is important that the Marcellus Shale Coalition clarify the record regarding a meeting planned […]

MSC Statement on EPA Study of Hydraulic Fracturing

CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today issued the following statement regarding a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study hydraulic fracturing: “The members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition develop and drill wells in an environmentally responsible manner, including the use of hydraulic fracturing to complete a well for production. Hydraulic […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Statement on Calls from Obama Administration for Increased Fracturing Disclosure

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today in response to comments attributed to White House staff regarding the disclosure of solutions used in the fracturing process: “Our industry was born in Pennsylvania more than 150 years ago. Since that time, more than 380,000 wells […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Condemns Disregard for Pennsylvania Environmental Laws

Calls for Strong Action Against Violators CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber today issued the following statement regarding the guilty pleas of two individuals who illegally poured 200,000 gallons of brine fluid from a shallow well drilling operation down an abandoned well in McKean County: “On behalf of […]