Why do you lie about the damage to the environment? Also, why are you such greedy bastards?

While the nature of your question is a bit offensive, we are committed to answering every question we received through our Ask About Shale initiative. Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) member companies are committed to sound and stringent environmental regulations, hence our working relationship with both democrat and republican administrations at the state level and federal regulators. The MSC has also adopted and embraced a set of Guiding Principles, that serve as the foundation of our industry’s work here in Pennsylvania.

We, the members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, embrace and operate by the following guiding principles:

  • We provide the safest possible workplace for our employees, with our contractors, and in the communities in which we operate;
  • We implement state-of-the-art environmental protection across our operations;
  • We continuously improve our practices and seek transparency in our operations;
  • We strive to attract and retain a talented and engaged local workforce;
  • We are committed to being responsible members of the communities in which we work;
  • We encourage spirited public dialogue and fact-based education about responsible shale gas development; and
  • We conduct our business in a manner that will provide sustainable and broad-based economic and energy-security benefits for all.

We recognize that to succeed in business, we not only embrace these principles, we live by them each and every day. This will be our legacy.