Archives for January 2011

MSC Team Expands, Announces Hiring of Three Staff Members

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced the hiring of three new full-time senior staff members, who will collectively play a key role in advancing the organization’s communications, outreach, education, and policy objectives. Joining the coalition’s team effective immediately are Steve Forde, Policy and Communications Director; Christopher Heck, Membership Services Director; and Helen […]

MSC Statement on Philadelphia City Council Marcellus Shale Joint Committee Report

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, the Philadelphia City Council endorsed an outright ban on responsible shale gas development along the Delaware River Basin, based on a joint council committee ‘report’. As part of today’s misguided vote, the council also directed the Philadelphia Gas Works to abstain from purchasing affordable, clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Announces Newly Elected Executive Leadership

Coalition’s Membership Continues to Expand, Adds 35 New Associate Members Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, at a formal Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) membership meeting, organization president and executive director Kathryn Klaber, along with Ray N. Walker, Jr. – the MSC’s chairman and senior vice president of Range Resources Corporation – were pleased to formally announce the executive […]

The Whole Story: Fact-Checking Reuters’ Latest Story on Philadelphia Natural Gas

Canonsburg, Pa. – Following up on the release of a news story by Reuters stringer Jon Hurdle this week indicating the city of Philadelphia’s intention to “refuse to buy natural gas obtained by the controversial method of hydraulic fracturing,” Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement and collection of supporting facts that, taken together, provide a […]

Delaying drilling will hurt N.Y.

By Kathryn Z. Klaber Ithaca Journal // Press & Sun Bulletin // Elmira Star-Gazette January 17, 2011 “The irony is that New York consumes more natural gas than any state east of the Mississippi, with more than 30 percent of the state’s electricity derived from it (10 percentage points above the national average) and more […]

Farming the Marcellus: Natural Gas Industry Partners With Ag. Community at PA Farm Show

Harrisburg, PA – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is participating in the 95th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show – an event that attracts nearly 500,000 attendees from the Mid-Atlantic region and is the premier agriculture event in the Commonwealth. In line with the MSC’s Guiding Principles, the Farm Show provides the natural gas industry […]

What Are You Waiting For, New York?

As the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas reserves expands across the region, more stable and affordable supplies of homegrown energy are being delivered to consumers and small businesses who continue face tremendously difficult economic hardships. At the same time, this environmentally-proven production is helping to create tens of thousands of […]

Letters: Most water from drilling is recycled

Washington Observer-Reporter Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 A recent Associated Press article printed in the Observer-Reporter goes to great lengths to convince readers that Pennsylvania streams and rivers are under attack by the state’s natural gas industry – stating matter-of-factly that these surface waters have become the “primary disposal place” for the water that’s produced in […]

AP Style?

Associated Press hit piece targeting Marcellus producers in PA takes months to assemble – and only hours for DEP, MSC, others to expose as “misleading” AP Lets Sensational Story on PA Wastewater Fly on a Monday … … One Day Later, Readers Learn the Actual Truth Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom […]