Archives for April 2010

MSC Reinforces Commitment to Crafting Commonsense Energy Policies Alongside State Leaders

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 […]

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 […]

Marcellus Shale jobs no myth

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Letter to the Editor “Where Are All the Marcellus Shale Jobs?” that ran April 9 characterizes as “rather fantastical” the proposition that activities pursuant to the development of natural gas from the Marcellus are capable of generating thousands of jobs for Pennsylvanians.

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 […]

New company says it can safely handle Marcellus wastewater

A new company formed at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny-Singer Research Institute believes it’s found an environmentally safe way to treat millions of gallons of wastewater generated by drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation.

200 turn out for Marcellus Shale forum

With the recession ravaging the nation’s economy, Kathryn Klaber has had a close-up seat for a boom of sorts.

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 […]

Symposium covers wide range of issues

Bucknell University’s Institute for Public Policy’s symposium on the Marcellus Shale provided a forum for scientists, industry representatives, economic development specialists and government regulators to get together to discuss the wide ranging impacts natural gas development in the shale region can have on Pennsylvania.

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 […]

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 […]

MSC Letter to the General Assembly

As you and your colleagues get set to return to Harrisburg after the completion of your district work period, I have the privilege of writing today to update you on the progress that’s being made right now by the more than 80 member companies of the Marcellus Shale Coalition – efforts that, with your help, will continue to generate jobs, revenue and opportunity for residents of the Commonwealth.