The Scranton Times Tribune - Editorial

By the Editorial Board

August 20, 2015

The Obama administration’s proposed rule to reduce the amount of methane leaked from oil and natural gas production has special resonance in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Gas production is hailed here as a single answer to economic and environmental problems. It creates and supports thousands of jobs across Pennsylvania, and gas has become the fuel of choice for power production. It has become cheaper than coal and its combustion is cleaner, producing half or less of the carbon dioxide as coal for the same amount of power.