Labor Unions: A Key Partner in Pa. Energy Development

Against the Labor Day backdrop, while many of us are focused on backyard cookouts and back-to-school demands, the key partnership among our region’s building trades unions, energy producers and midstream companies is worth taking stock in and celebrating. As MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer has affirmed before, “our industry is deeply grateful for the critical and growing […]

Energy Producers Celebrate Partnership with Region’s Building Trades Unions

Pennsylvanians have read and heard about the need to expand natural gas infrastructure throughout the Commonwealth, but what can sometimes be lost in the public hearings and coverage of this debate is an answer to the very central question of why? Why is natural gas infrastructure the key to realizing shale’s full economic and environmental […]

Fracking Bans Harm Middle-Class Families, Union Jobs, Environment

In the height of political campaigns, it’s often hard to separate fact and fiction. This is especially true as it relates tightly-regulated, job-creating natural gas development. Despite what some political candidates say, hydraulic fracturing is a safe, proven technology that is delivering energy savings for American families and manufacturers. What’s more, greater natural gas is […]

MSC in Del. Co. Daily Times: Shale Developers Partner with Unions for Pa.’s Future

For many, Labor Day marks a ceremonial end to the summer season — and for parents and kids alike, the beginning of a new school year. With no shortage of “end of summer” sales and thankfully, over the past several years, plenty of baseball here in town to still follow, the Labor Day holiday should […]

MSC in Butler Eagle: Higher Energy Taxes Jeopardize Shale’s Benefits

The Aug. 12 editorial “Plunging oil, stock prices weigh on Pa. severance tax” asked whether it is “prudent” to enact a massive energy tax increase. Pennsylvanians — local government officials and consumers as well as union members and small businesses — have a clear answer: Now is the absolute worst time to raise Pennsylvania’s energy […]

Top Labor Union Leader: “Couldn’t be a Worse Time for Higher Energy Taxes”

Shale development has been a boon for Pennsylvania’s economy – from consumer savings to good-paying union jobs, natural gas is delivering economic and environmental benefits throughout the Commonwealth. In a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette column, Jim Kunz of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66 writes that the shale industry has been a “godsend” for […]