Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2010
As part of Fox News' "Job Hunt" series, today a segment aired about shale gas, calling it "the new American gold rush of the 21st century," and discussing how its development is creating jobs--even during this time of economic distress.
With the tremendous success of the Barnett, Fayetteville and Woodford shales in the United States, the shale gas resource base will play a major role in our nation's future energy mix.
The segment also mentions a Penn State report that said in 2008 alone, the Marcellus Shale industry generated $2.3 billion for Pennsylvania-- including more than 29,000 jobs and $240 million in state and local taxes.
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