Is this a real issue?

Absolutely. As world-renowned energy expert Daniel Yergin recently told Congress, shale development is “the most important energy innovation so far of the 21st century.” We couldn’t agree more. And according to Penn State University exports, “the Marcellus Shale ranks second only to a natural gas field in Iran.” Further, America’s abundant, clean-burning shale gas resources are rebalancing longstanding global energy trends, shifting more economic and geopolitical power to the United States, all while creating local jobs. At the same time, as CNN recently reports, “increased natural gas production in the U.S. will be a huge driver in improving air quality.”