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Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Cawley Says Marcellus Shale Benefitting Erie County

Melodika -- Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today touted the positive impact that natural gas is having in Erie County. Although there are not many natural gas wells near Erie, Cawley spoke about how it is benefitting the area, through cleaner air, job growth and economic assistance.

Standing in front of a natural-gas powered bus from the Erie Metro Transportation Authority (EMTA), Cawley said the cleaner, cheaper alternative to diesel fuel is helping the authority reduce costs and protect the environment.

"Here we are, miles from the nearest well site and Marcellus Shale is providing clean, affordable energy for the people of Erie County. Governor Corbett and I see Pennsylvania leading our nation to energy independence," Cawley said.

EMTA has converted about a dozen of its 80-bus fleet to compressed natu


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VomVom
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:03:42 PM

The liberal greenies can go suck a lemon. The Marcellus Shale will not only benefit Erie County and PA, it will benefit all of the USA.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:41:27 PM


Too true Kkimes! All you need to do is follow the money (profit)!
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 12:00:08 PM

The environmental effects have proven next to nil.

The Marcellus has been and will continue a win-win situation. As has the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Permian Basin, the Utica and others.
kkimes
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:34:42 AM

Economically yes, environmentally no. Until we stop using money as the yardstick for everything, our life will not improve.
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 7:59:29 AM

Looks like the US is moving closer to energy independence.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 7:22:27 AM

Clean, abundant, safe and relatively cheap, NG is the way to go!
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 6:59:55 AM

Make the argument that it is benefiting the country.
yardslave
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 5:12:16 AM

Just don't drink the water...
hogfan24
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:38:43 AM

Ok
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:29:51 AM

These politicos only see the cash, when the damage is apparant , it'll likely be too late.

Look what the nuke "too cheap to meter" promise has given us.

TMI is still sitting semi-melted down with no clean up. The next bomb is ticking at 100 other locations.

Once the water is poisoned, it can't be reclaimed.
gabisgram
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:27:29 AM

How about an article with a business that has converted to CNG without government subsidies.
momster1
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:16:41 AM

Ok, good, right?
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:04:55 AM

I hope we don't see home heating costs rise as a result.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:01:34 AM

Will be the wave of the future
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:00:02 AM

ok...
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:56:48 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:56:43 AM

okay
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:54:44 AM

I want to be miles from the nearest well site also
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:53:20 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:52:59 AM

The Lieutenant Governor is NOT a complete moron.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:41:58 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:41:10 AM

Their transportation authority is just one of many in the country that are gradually converting to CNG with all its environmental and cost benefits.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:40:41 AM

Sounds like the oil independence train is starting to roll along...
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:39:38 AM

Good for them
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:39:05 AM

Sounds good.
Quick68
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:38:09 AM

What ever way the government goes they do not work for the people.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:37:43 AM

Go For it
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:37:21 AM

frack it baby!
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:34:21 AM

YADA YADA
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:32:36 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:32:05 AM

Convert everything to natural gas!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:28:06 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:27:33 AM

Good for all of America let's switch to natural gas until we can find something better.
banddaddy
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:25:55 AM

The key phrase in this story may be "Here we are, miles from the nearest well site . . ."
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:16:08 AM

Sounds good.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:14:44 AM

Did she happen to say anything about the water supply
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:13:45 AM

Good idea.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:12:35 AM

Erie County is also rich in coal. This is good news for PA as its capital in Harrisburg declared bankruptcy. The state is hurting like other states.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:11:40 AM

He is not the only person who believes that. Ask anyone who has got a job converting bus engines from diesel to natural gas. Also the bus company had to build a natural gas filling station and the contractor employed several trades. I forgot the engineering company that designed the filling station. And last the natural gas company had to extend the natural gas line to that location and now they have a larger volume customer.
wally52
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:10:05 AM

Maybe the bigger cities will follow suit.
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:03:13 AM

We've had it in Texas. Nice to see Pennsylvania has now discvered it also.
NAVYHM
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:03:04 AM

AND WHY ARE SOME OF THE SMALLEST COUNTIES, CONVERTING THERE BUS FLEETS TOO CNG FLEETS?? HOW ABOUT LARGE COUNTIES, FOR A CLEANER BETTER FUTURE...
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:55:43 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:55:22 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:50:20 AM

I am guessing more fleets and power companies will convert to natural gas before the general public. We need to make more use of it. So many sources like free flowing water are deemed to small to use for generating electricity, as they were in days gone by. I think we need to revisit that and add them to the grid.

[Edited by: Buddy2264 at 10/29/2012 3:52:26 AM EST]
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:49:50 AM


Until someone screws up.
melvindale
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:48:46 AM

Nice that they mention the natural-gas powered buses. That way, you don't think they only come down on one side of the issues surrounding energy.

With real issues there should be real debate, not just political posturing. More importantly, are there real problems and can there be real solutions. Are any scientists and engineers trying to find solutions to the issues with shale oil?

That is something that seems lacking in the reporting on this issue.
melvindale
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:42:39 AM

Imagine, jobs and sales a benefit!

There is the problem with most of the Green-ANYTHING people, most have never had to hold a job. Sorry, I don't consider acting, directing, producing, etc., etc., etc., REAL jobs. Neither do most Americans.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:40:56 AM

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ok
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