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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressional Natural Gas Caucus Convenes Field Hearing on Economic Benefits of Gas Production in Marcellus Shale Region

July 26, 2013
Press Release

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Williamsport, PA – The bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by U.S. Representatives Gene Green (D-TX), Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Tom Reed (R-NY) and Jim Costa (D-CA), convened a congressional field hearing today at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. The Caucus received testimony from state and local leaders on the economic impacts of natural gas production and related development in the Marcellus Shale region.  

U.S. Representative Gene Green (D-TX), a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, stated, “These issues are important, and I am glad the our Caucus takes its role seriously. I look forward to having more of these educational events in the future.”  


Panel 1:
Patrick Henderson, Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Policy & Planning
Erick Coolidge, Tioga County Commissioner
Jeff Wheeland, Lycoming County Commissioner
Pennsylvania State Representative Matt Baker
Mike Flanagan, Clinton County Economic Partnership

Panel 2:
Vince Matteo, Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce
John Augustine, Marcellus Shale Coalition
Brent Fish, Fish Realty
Seth Alberts, Alberts Spray Solutions
Bobby Keen, Ultra Pipeline

The Congressional Natural Gas Caucus is a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House made up of more than 80 Members of Congress. The primary mission of the group is to educate Members of Congress and the American people about the importance of natural gas as a domestic energy resource, its role in meeting the nation's energy demand and in attaining energy security.