This just in from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette...House getting Shale Gas education, most members of this new group from the three states that will most likely be effected by it...question is, are they really getting educated, or are Lobbyists from the Shale Gas Industry doing most of the supposed educating? Watch the members CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FOR YOUR ANSWER!
Saturday, April 02, 2011House getting shale educationWASHINGTON -- The House Marcellus Shale caucus, chaired by Reps. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, and Tom Reed, R-N.Y., held its first meeting Friday, an informational briefing for members conducted by the Congressional Research Service.
Mr. Critz and Mr. Reed conceived the group as an effort to educate members and the public on the massive natural gas play. The caucus has 17 members from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia -- the states that sit atop the play.
"This initial meeting offered an opportunity for us to get organized and to begin mapping out a procedural outline for the caucus," Mr. Critz said in a statement. "The various issues surrounding Marcellus Shale exploration have far-reaching impacts on our districts, and I am pleased that we are moving forward."