Most Pennsylvanians support Marcellus drilling, poll finds

02/3/2014 | Shale Reporter

A majority of Pennsylvanians favor drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale play, while some are concerned about its possible environmental hazards, a Franklin & Marshall College poll found. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed moderately or strongly agree with gas drilling, while 37% worry about risks that could outbalance the advantages of drilling, according to the poll. "There's a consistent narrative. The voters of the state say, 'Yep, we like the natural gas folks, but we want it done environmentally safely,' " said G. Terry Madonna, director of the poll.

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