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Update on the MSC-Gov. Ridge Partnership

Canonsburg, PA – At its one-year mark, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber provided the following update regarding the organization’s truly unique and momentous partnership with former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge and his team of subject matter experts and professionals:

“Gov. Ridge has provided valuable insight and leadership over the last year for our young organization. We are grateful for the strategic counsel and positive contributions that he and his team have offered to the MSC and our membership.

“An effective advocate for the responsible development of American natural gas, Gov. Ridge has helped bring national attention to the Marcellus Shale – the world’s second largest natural gas field.

“The governor, who played a leading role in developing our industry’s Guiding Principles, is always quick to remind us that ‘We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.’ He’s absolutely right, and his thoughtful counsel – working with our more than 200 member companies – has helped ensure that our industry appreciates and embraces the deep, rich history of Penn’s Woods.

“Responsibly developing clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale represents a historic opportunity to help put the Commonwealth and our nation on a path toward a cleaner, prosperous and more secure energy future. Gov. Ridge understands this, and has been instrumental in conveying this potential to the public. On behalf of our entire organization, we thank Gov. Ridge for his dogged commitment to the Commonwealth, our environment, our economy and our homeland.”


Gov. Ridge Urges President Obama to Highlight Clear Benefits of American Natural Gas in Upcoming Visit to the Commonwealth

Extends Open Invitation for the President to Visit a Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Production Site

Canonsburg, PA – Tomorrow, President Obama is scheduled to visit “a Bucks County wind-turbine plant,” as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer. In a speech last week, the president said this about American natural gas production from shale formations, such as the Marcellus Shale – the world’s second largest natural gas field: “Recent innovations have given us the opportunity to tap large reserves – perhaps a century’s worth – in the shale under our feet. The potential here is enormous.”

Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, a strategic advisor to the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued this statement in anticipation of the president’s upcoming energy-focused event in Pennsylvania:

“We are very pleased that President Obama will be in the Keystone State tomorrow to discuss one of the most pressing issues facing every family and small business owner across the nation: energy security. In a speech last week, the president underscored the ‘enormous’ potential of clean-burning American natural gas. We remain hopeful that the president will use this opportunity to reiterate the fact that the responsible development of America’s abundant, job-creating shale gas reserves must be central to our nation’s long-term energy security goals.”

Recognizing the fact the President Obama has visited a host of windmill and solar panelfacilities, Gov. Ridge extended an open invitation to the president to visit a Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale natural gas production site:

“American natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale is not only safely delivering affordable and reliable homegrown energy resources for the nation, but it’s also helping to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs across the region at a time when they’re most needed. On behalf of the coalition, we welcome the president back to Pennsylvania, any time, to visit a Marcellus production site and see firsthand the incredible work being done each day in the Commonwealth that’s helping America realize our strategic energy, economic, national security and environmental objectives.”


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