America’s Air Continues to Improve. Why? (Hint: Natural Gas is Part of the Solution)

Recent decades have seen dramatic improvements in air quality, even as the economy, population, and energy consumption increased, according to a new EPA report. What’s one of the key drivers of this clean air progress? Abundant, affordable American natural gas. From 1990-2017, emissions from six key pollutants (carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particulate matter, […]

Acting EPA Administrator Visits Western Pa., Credits Shale Industry’s “Innovation”

Commonsense policies and smart regulations that encourage natural gas development will help ensure further environmental and public health improvement, acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler discussed during a visit to Washington County this week. Just a week after assuming his new position, acting administrator Wheeler met with MSC member Range Resources and sat down with the […]

Newspaper Editorials Across America Tout EPA’s Fact-Based Findings

Newspaper editorials across the nation are touting the Environmental Protection Agency’s hydraulic fracturing findings. Specifically, EPA’s landmark report concludes that tightly-regulated shale development and the use of hydraulic fracturing is “a workable and safe process” that “has not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.” EPA’s fact-based findings add to the growing body […]

MSC lays out the “Marcellus Facts” in Butler Eagle

A recent letter to the editor from Len Schoettker is riddled with misinformation and claims that simply run contrary to the facts. Eagle readers and my neighbors in Butler County deserve accurate information, not rhetoric designed to divide this community and instill fear. Here are some important facts and context: According to the U.S. Environmental […]

Beaver Co. Times: Marcellus Shale Coalition Releases Video on Methane

The Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group, released a new informational video this week called “Methane: An Element of Nature.” The video touches on the science and geology associated with methane, as well as regulations and practices taken by natural gas operators in relation to methane. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, methane is the […]

Long Overdue, EPA Finally Clears Dimock’s Water

Yesterday, after months and months of back-and-forth and wrangling over unfounded claims, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to its press release, “determined that there are not levels of contaminants present [in Dimock, Pa.] that would require additional action by the Agency.” The agency also notes that it “has no further plans to conduct additional […]

New Study: Methane Emissions 50% Less Than EPA Estimates

Yesterday, a major URS Corp. and The LEVON Group study was released, underscoring the fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wildly overestimated methane emission calculations — by 50 percent — associated with natural gas development and the well completion, or hydraulic fracturing, process. Jointly prepared for the American Petroleum Institute (API) and America’s […]

MSC to EPA: “Clean-burning natural gas has undeniable air quality benefits”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – At a public U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing today, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber underscored the fact that “clean-burning natural gas has undeniable air quality benefits.” Klaber strongly recommended “a 60-day extension” for the rulemaking comment period, given the host of proposed air regulations related to domestic […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Remarks Before the U.S. EPA

Remarks of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Proposed Rules for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews

Wheeling News-Register editorial: Don’t Cripple Gas Industry

July 29, 2011 The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register As usual, the Environmental Protection Agency says a new set of rules will eliminate pollution while saving consumers and industry money. We hope so. On Thursday, the EPA issued a proposal to regulate air pollution at oil and gas wells. Those using hydraulic fracturing to release gas […]