MSC Statement on Proposed Shale Gas Moratorium on Pa.-Taxpayer Owned Land

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) executive director and president Kathryn Klaber issued this statement today on a proposed bill to ban any additional leasing of Pa.-taxpayer owned forests for natural gas development: “House Bill 2235 proposes a moratorium on the leasing of additional taxpayer-owned forests for natural gas development. While MSC members are […]

What They’re Saying: Job-Creating Marcellus Shale Gas is “Efficient, Clean and Abundant”

Economic impact of the Marcellus shale development ‘widespread’: “Like the railroad, many businesses, schools, banks and law firms in the shale fairway are adapting or growing to capitalize on the economic potential of one of the hottest mineral extraction efforts in the country. Wayne Michel, president of the railroad, said the company expects to have […]

Haynes Their Way

Investment Dollars Fly to Pelican State’s Haynesville Shale Thanks to La.’s Modernized Regulatory Framework, Straightforward Tax Policies It was a last-minute field goal that allowed Penn State to triumph over LSU in the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day. But it’s a combination of straightforward tax policies and a modernized regulatory framework that has […]

MSC Applauds Lycoming Co. Gas Task Force for Earning Governor’s Environmental Excellence Recognition

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today applauding the Lycoming County Community Gas Exploration Task Force for earning the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, and for its ongoing and fact-based support for responsible, 21st century shale gas development in the Commonwealth: “The world may […]

MSC Statement on 40th Anniversary of First Earth Day Celebration

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today in commemoration and celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day: “Earth Day presents us with an opportunity to celebrate our rich and beautiful planet, and renew our commitment to pursuing an environmental future in which clean […]

A Tale of Two States

Marcellus in PA looks and feels a lot like the Marcellus in WV — so why is PA expected to create 100,000 more Marcellus jobs this year? While some may believe the massive natural gas-bearing formation known as the Marcellus Shale is a phenomenon unique to Pennsylvania, the reality is that more than 6.9 million […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Driving “Economic Opportunity, Job Creation”; “An Energy Solution”; “New Jobs, Real Jobs”

MSC President in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, said the industry complies with environmental regulations. “The Marcellus Shale Coalition is committed to protecting the commonwealth’s wildlife and streams,” she said. “We are eager and ready to work with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, just as […]

As PA Twp. Supervisors Head to Hershey, MSC Reinforces Commitment to Strengthening Partnerships with Local Governments

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Later this week, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) 88th Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show will kick off in Hershey. Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement in anticipation of the upcoming PSATS event: “As the development of the Commonwealth’s clean-burning, job-creating […]

Turn the Beat Around

As PA Economy Continues to Slide, Marcellus Shale Helping to Stem the Tide Today — and Build a Path to Prosperity for Tomorrow The recession has left millions of Americans out of work and in search of new opportunites. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 141,000 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania over […]

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 […]