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Industry representative tells LNP Editorial Board: Pa. drillers struggling for ‘competitive survival’

The LNP Editorial Board met Wednesday with David J. Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, which represents the drilling industry in Pennsylvania.

pigelmyer answered questions on everything from the proposed Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline that will go through Lancaster County, to fracking’s impact on water and methane emissions. Spigelmyer explained why the coalition is fiercely opposed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 3.5 percent natural gas severance tax, and detailed the economic challenges already faced by the drilling industry in the commonwealth.

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