Those who support developing the Marcellus Shale formation for natural resource extraction generally point to the economic benefits such development will have both for individuals within our region and for our region as a whole. They make compelling arguments, although, as yesterday's Times-Tribune points out, disagreement remains over the actual number of jobs and income drilling will generate.
The industry claims it can bring 200,000 jobs and $18 billion into the state. Economic experts outside the industry, however, say such claims are unrealistic and inflated.
The actual impacts remain to be seen, but Pennsylvanians should remain vigilant that their rights and interests drive the discourse, as it will be very easy for those rights and interests to be swallowed up by big industry and politics as debates over drilling continue to gain momentum.
If you think you need help from a legal expert who can carefully explain your rights to you and advocate on your behalf, then contact a Marcellus Shale attorney at Rogan Law. A Marcellus Shale lawyer can help ensure not only that your voice is heard today, but also that your interests remain secure tomorrow and beyond.
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