Shale backlash

    In response to news out of Pittsburgh today that council has voted to ban natural gas drilling in the city, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the industry group that had been pushing against the ban, released the following statement:

    “Today’s city council vote delivered an expected, yet disappointing outcome. The vote represents a blow to the city’s weak financial standing, and at the same time is a straightforward attack on individual property rights. At a time when the natural gas industry is generating jobs and prosperity for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians and economic development across the Commonwealth, it’s unfortunate that the council continues to maintain a shortsighted view regarding responsible shale gas development and its overwhelmingly positive economic, environmental and energy security benefits.”

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