Economic Development vs Impact on the Environment

The dispute between Economic Development and the Environment: CLEAN WATER CLEAN AIR, HEALTH WELFARE AND SAFETY – at all levels of Government: FEDERAL , STATE AND LOCAL.

A view from the industry: September 27, 2013 SHALE INSIGHT 2013 Highlights

“A crowd of experts from the private and public sectors were on hand this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia for SHALE INSIGHT 2013. The industry-leading conference brought a diverse set of public officials, regulators and industry experts together to discuss the past, present and future of shale development in the United States and its far-reaching benefits on the global energy and manufacturing economies. The conference included dozens of technical breakout sessions and workshops, over 150 speakers and presenters, and featured emerging innovations and technologies as well as keynote speakers that included former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and CNN “Crossfire” host Newt Gingrich; Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley; and industry executives.

The conference was sponsored by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). Media outlets from around the region, state and nation reported.

MSC CEO Kathryn Klaber : “The Economic Impact of the Marcellus to Pa. is Real and Significant.” CEO Kathryn Klaber was joined on the podium by executives with the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners (TIPRO), North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) and WPX Energy Inc. who represented the Colorado Oil and Gas Associations (COGA). Their shared message: let states continue to oversee unconventional drilling, and in particular, hydraulic fracturing. Pennsylvania has “worked hard to get the state regulations where they need to be.” said Klaber. “And that’s where they need to stay.”… “240,000 can attribute their jobs to the oil and gas industry.” which has become part of the “local supply chain now” (Shale Daily, 9/26/13)

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