Marcellus Shale brings optimism, jobs to Pa.

01/27/2014 | (Philadelphia)

Pennsylvanians have a new hope for the financial security of their families, thanks to the Marcellus Shale, writes Mike Butler, executive director of the Consumer Energy Alliance Mid-Atlantic. Shale development has helped Pennsylvania gradually recover from the Great Recession, restoring struggling business operations and spurring employment growth of more than 239,000 jobs, as noted by the state labor department. Lawmakers should enact policies that "increase these opportunities while assuring safe development," Butler writes.

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