This month Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to have our voices heard regarding our state’s energy and economic security, for today and for the future.

By tapping the wealth of natural gas reserves beneath our feet, not only will we be able to meet our rising energy demand, but it will allow us to be better stewards of our air and water for future generations.

Natural gas burns twice as cleanly as high-carbon energy sources and is a natural resource of which we have an abundance. We should seize the opportunity of living near the Marcellus Shale formation, and embrace this energy source as a common-sense tool to help our state curb greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas is already responsible for nearly one-quarter of Pennsylvania’s energy portfolio, so the infrastructure projects under consideration would continue our energy momentum, while also cleaning the air and creating jobs – as natural gas is proving to do for much of the rest of the country.

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