Congressman Fred Keller Talks Gas Drilling on House Floor

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Fred Keller, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, just talked up Cabot, gas drilling, and Lackawanna College on the House floor.

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Congressman Fred Keller, of Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, spoke in front of the U.S. House in Washington, D.C. touting Cabot, and our partnership with Lackawanna College of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

Keller said, “Our nation’s economic prosperity and national security interests are secured due to the energy-rich districts like Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. That’s why during the recent august district work month, while in Monday tress, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, I visited Cabot Oil & Gas, one of Pennsylvania’s largest natural gas producers.”

He adds “On any given day, Pennsylvania’s 12th district is well positioned to help make the United States a net energy exporter by producing as much as 10% of the country’s natural gas. Equally important is the great partner energy producers have made with local governments and educational institutions. As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, I know the importance of bringing industry and education together to enhance workforce development, especially in rural areas.”

Keller goes on to say “That is why it made me proud to see Cabot partnering with Lackawanna College’s school of Petroleum & Natural Gas as a means to provide career-ready job skills in the natural gas industry. Thanks to this partnership, they are able to make family sustaining wages in an industry that will remain in Pennsylvania for generations. Congress should use this example set in Susquehanna County and by energy producers throughout Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District to help with a better future.”

Listen to Representative Keller’s remarks in the video below:

As of late, he has spoken at one of Cabot’s key outreach efforts, Think About Energy Briefing, in Lewisburg, PA on September 4th highlighting his role on the House Education and the Labor Committee, and the importance of introducing energy, utility and trades careers to young people.

Rep. Keller also visited Cabot’s Susquehanna operations towards the end of August to see how our locally produced natural gas is powering America and how Cabot’s educational partners are creating a workforce for the future.

Find the full session’s video here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?464116-3/house-session-part-2

Reposted, with permission, from Well Said Cabot.

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4 thoughts on “Congressman Fred Keller Talks Gas Drilling on House Floor

  1. So true what Rep. Keller said but was anyone listening? It seems to me that the entrenched and closed minds do not listen to anyone but there own viewpoint. Stop letting these people speak for all of us in their narrow view of fossil fuels. Let science catch up with new ways to develop energy. Just saying only use renewable energy things such as wind or solar is just naïve. Often there is no wind or sun. Do you want to live those hours without electricity?

    • Unfortunately, the individuals who usually tout “green energy” are ones really don’t know anything about their own product. They couldn’t tell you the pros or the cons and how to respectively weigh out the benefits. It is as I said a while back simply a “religion” that cannot be questioned.

      True green energy is utilizing wastes and turning them into a beneficial product to help conserve overall use. This includes but not limited to methane capture from wastewater, landfills and agricultural digesters. Pyrolysis of waste plastics and coal can produce ready made fuels and clean burning hydrogen for fuel cells.

      These are technologies worth exploring versus solar and wind which are highly intermittent which trade one problem for another plus are not economically competitive with the conventional fuels or the others I mentioned.

      This about religious zealotry trying to control others. Absolute power over others is an addicting drug. Whether you approve of President Donald John Trump or not, you have to give him credit for exposing the broken system that has been running this country into ruin long before his candidacy.

      The folks who tout the Green New Deal couldn’t even live their gentrified lives under its radical conditions. They would be crushed physically and emotionally, only to be left as babbling vagrants wandering the streets of some pestilent slum, much like the homeless do in LA and other cities (ex. Deficating into storm drains, fountains and onto sidewalks).

      The Dark Ages part II are upon us if these morons come to power. We have already seen this movie before (ex. Former USSR and other Eastern Bloc nation’s). This time it will be real. ..and really bad for all who are not part of the self-imposed “royalty”.

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