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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2010

The United States is blessed with an abundance of clean-burning natural gas. It provides fuel for industry, power for heating, and chemicals for plastics, medicines and a wide variety of consumer products, such bicycle helmets and hospital supplies, that make Americans safer, healthier, and more comfortable. At the current rate of consumption, it's estimated that the United States has enough natural gas to last about 100 years.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell yesterday signed an executive order halting natural gas development on state lands. In a statement, he said the ban was needed "to protect our un-leased public lands from this [drilling] rush." But many believe the executive order was driven by politics, not environmental protection. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 21, 2010

American ingenuity played a huge role in the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile. While the whole world watched, the miners were pulled from the copper mine through a 28-inch hole drilled by two small U.S. companies.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 5, 2010

Pennsylvania's chief environmental regulator says he's seen no evidence that hydraulic fracturing contaminates underground water supplies. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2010

During the first Clinton presidential campaign, adviser James Carville reportedly placed a placard on the wall that said, "The economy, stupid." His point was clear. The key issue for voters that year was the economy. 

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domestic-energy  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  new-york  onshore  pennsylvania  revenues  severance-tax  west-virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. Tim Considine of the University of Wyoming about his recent study that quantifies the economic impact of developing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, which stretches beneath large portions of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. His study also looks at state policies that could hinder natural gas production in the region and slow economic opportunities. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 26, 2010

As we've mentioned on this blog many times, energy development is a primary driver of job creation. Developing the nation's abundant oil and natural gas resources could create tens of thousands of additional jobs. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2010

Interest is rising in a relatively new natural gas discovery called the Utica Shale. It lies beneath the Marcellus Shale and stretches from Canada's Quebec Province through Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western Virginia and into West Virginia. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 26, 2010

new Penn State study says the development of clean-burning natural gas in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale formation could create 212,000 new jobs during the next 10 years and generate more than $1.8 billion in state and local tax revenues during the next 18 months. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 30, 2010

With an unemployment rate of 10.4 percent, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, was the ideal setting for a job fair last week, featuring 50 employers including members of the oil and natural gas industry.

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