We believe that the benefits of Marcellus Shale Development vastly outweigh the controversies associated with natural gas exploration and production. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel, which can greatly decrease carbon emissions in our state and our country. At the same time, as a domestic energy source, development of natural gas puts Americans to work, earning family-supporting wages and reduces the amount of money we ship overseas to purchase foreign oil produced in unstable areas of the world.