A press release from the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a pro-drilling group based in Pennsylvania:
State of Key Pa. Rivers Growing Stronger Alongside Safe Natural Gas Production
Pittsburgh, Pa.– While there continues to be a great deal of public focus on the safe, effective and tightly-regulated development of clean-burning American natural gas, especially as it relates to protecting our water resources, the health of several key Pennsylvania rivers are strong -- further demonstrating that natural gas development can, and must, be balanced with enhancing our environment.
For its part, the natural gas industry recognizes that technological advancements must continue to be leveraged across its operations toward the shared goal of a stronger environment and a stronger economy. And through the ongoing development of Recommended Practices and other water management technologies, which are allowing for more water to be recycled and reused, along with common sense environmental regulations, this objective continues to be met. And as President Obama said a week ago in his State of the Union Address, responsible shale gas development “has led to cleaner power and greater energy independence. We need to encourage that.”
This positive news cannot, and will not, make for complacency however. The responsible development of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale – which is helping to put more than 240,000 Pennsylvanians to work today, according to the state Department of Labor & Industry – represents a generational opportunity, and we must work collaboratively and diligently to get this right. President Obama is right -- we need to encourage this safe development.
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