MSC Statement on Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Policy Recommendations

Canonsburg, Pa. – Responding to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale policy recommendations released today at an event in Pittsburgh, Marcellus Shale Coalition president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the followed statement:

“Pennsylvanians are realizing the countless benefits – more affordable energy costs, environmental advantages of increased natural gas use, economic revival of so many communities – tied to responsible natural gas development, and Governor Corbett’s plan announced today should build upon this momentum, in all corners of the Commonwealth, for years to come. The northeastern United States, and specifically Pennsylvania, is poised to lead the nation in natural gas production because we have responsibly embraced this historic opportunity. The challenge now is to build upon the positive progress we’ve made.

“The governor’s plan – and its foundation that ‘energy equals jobs’ – reminds us that the most significant and long-term benefits of clean-burning natural gas will be achieved only through competitive policies that allow the industry to flourish in the Commonwealth and relentlessly protect our shared environment. We look forward to reviewing the details of this proposal and remaining engaged with policymakers and other key stakeholders in the weeks and months ahead.”

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