Friday, November 12, 2010

Marcellus Shale Websites

I don't know who first said "education is power" but I have always believed it. I know that access to accurate fact-based information and advice is particularly valuable for those landowners of north central and northeastern Pennsylvania whose properties contain shale gas.  They are making life changing decisions now that will have a major impact on their future lives and those of their children and grandchildren. Mistakes can be irrevocable. To make good decisions, landowners need the best information, education and legal and financial advice available.

Over the past three years those of us here in Pennsylvania have all learned a lot about natural gas development.  Thanks to the efforts of organizations like Penn State Cooperative Extension and the National Association of Royalty Owners, and of individuals like Attorney Dale Tice, landowners have become much better equipped to make wise decisions as stewards of their family lands and minerals.

Today, the educational resource many people turn to first is the internet.  The internet is a vast library containing both accurate and inaccurate information. Though it must be used with caution, it is a phenomenal educational tool. Here are links to some of the websites I turn to in order to keep up with the past, present, and future of the development of the wealth trapped in our region's shale.

PA Department of Environmental Protection Oil & Gas pages


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