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Marcellus Shale: Enormous Economic Opportunity for Pennsylvania

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 20, 2009

In an op-ed from yesterday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Robert W. Watson, emeritus associate professor at Penn State University, talks about the importance of increased energy development--specifically the shale gas that rests in the Marcellus Shale formation.

He says:

"Marcellus Shale development promises enormous economic benefits to Pennsylvania and raises important environmental, economic and land-use issues that should be robustly debated. But such development is not new. It is not unproven. It is not unsafe."

For more information, read the full op-ed.