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Letter to the Editor: Local Woman Speaks Out on Area’s Energy Industry

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 12:10 AM

Posted by exploreClarion

Even though Pennsylvania and other states in the Northeast are home to some of the largest natural gas reserves in America, Pennsylvania businesses, manufacturers, and consumers still pay more than need be.

The problem lies not in production but in pipeline capacity. We have to build the energy infrastructure that will move gas to consumers.

Out-of-state activists have targeted Pennsylvania for protests against the energy industry, typically fracking and pipeline projects. They are not interested in our state’s welfare, just in promoting their anti-energy agenda.

We have to have energy to survive. Solar and wind, the two energy resources usually touted by anti-fossil fuel groups, are simply incapable of meeting our energy needs and couldn’t even exist without oil and natural gas. What else will provide the energy when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine?

It is time for Pennsylvanians to ignore the activists and do what is right for our state – build the pipelines that will allow Pennsylvania natural gas to cleanly meet our energy demand.

Submitted by Kelly Stroup, of Clarion, Pa.

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