What he said !!! This is a well written, wise opinion that one could wish read by our governor. JLCpulse
By: Stan Silverman Guest Columnist- Philadelphia Business Journal Dec 15, 2014
Since the publication of my article Dec. 8 titled "Philadelphia's incredible potential to become the East Coast energy hub," I have received a number of comments from readers concerning the adverse impact of Marcellus shale drilling, fracking, rail transport and refining/processing on our environment, health and safety. I appreciate these comments and thank the readers who have taken the time to write them. The comments generate conversation which is part of the process to establish public policy and adopt laws and regulations that balance risk vs. benefit not only for the energy industry, but every aspect of modern society.
In that article, I outlined the very significant benefits of increased supply of domestic oil and natural gas for the residents of the Philadelphia region and the country. The decline in the cost of gasoline over the past two months is a direct result of higher oil production. The cost to heat one's home has significantly declined over the past...