MSC Statement on Pittsburgh City Council Vote to Ban Job-Creating, Responsible Shale Gas Development

Date: November 16, 2010

Canonsburg, PA – Following a vote today by the Pittsburgh City Council to deny private property and mineral owners their right to responsibly produce clean-burning natural gas resources within the city\’s limit, Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued this 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.”

Originally Posted At: MarcellusCoalition.org

Joe Price
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