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Gas pipelines’ routes key to public acceptance

As battles over increased taxes and environmental regulations grow louder between the shale gas industry and Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, the sides seem to have found common ground on a related issue.

If gas companies are to succeed in Pennsylvania and generate the kinds of jobs, revenue and taxes the government wants to take advantage of, thousands of miles of pipelines are required to reduce a glut and connect wells to lucrative markets.

“At the ends of these pipes can be thousands of jobs,” Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley, the state’s top gas industry regulator, told a Senate panel this month.


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