Third and State This Week: Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission, State of Working PA and Gas Drilling's Impacton PA Economy

This week, we blogged about the latest State of Working Pennsylvania report and creating a "moral economy," a forum for citizens to weigh in on Marcellus Shale drilling, and a new study on the impact of the Marcellus Shale on Pennsylvania's economy.


  • Writing about the Keystone Research Center's State of Working PA report, Stephen Herzenberg outlined the need for policies to foster a "moral economy" that works better economically and supports rather than undercuts American values.
  • On the Marcellus Shale, Sharon Ward examined a new report from the Penn State Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center showing that the Marcellus Shale is creating jobs and increased income, but at a much more modest level than industry studies predicted.
  • Also on the Marcellus Shale, Chris Lilienthal blogged about a new commission giving citizens an opportunity to weigh in on the impact of shale drilling.

More blog posts next week. Keep us bookmarked and join the conversation!


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