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Co Tenancy Agenda v2

Attempting to draw parallels between West Virginia’s thriving natural gas industry and the region’s history of coal production, a recent article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail functions more as an anti-natural gas development scare tactic than objective piece of investigative journalism. As the first in a series of West Virginia-focused articles in partnership with New York City-based advocacy outlet ProPublica, the piece inaccurately frames the region’s natural gas development as something to fear rather than celebrate.

To understand the extent to which this article missed the mark about the state’s natural gas development, let’s breakdown some the article’s key claims:

https://www.energyindepth.org/propublica-funded-article-on-w-virginia-shale-development-is-more-scare-tactic-than-objective-journalism/

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RT @energizeWV: Bob Orndorff @DominionEnergy discusses the tremendous 434% growth in WV pipeline construction jobs between 2017-18 on today…

Total direct industry wages rose from just over $1 billion in 2016 to more than $1.5 billion in 2017. For the firs… https://t.co/7vz7w16fj2

While fluctuating depending on the time of year, pipeline worker employment increased by 434% between the first qua… https://t.co/Yjlb8ewn8y

According to data recently released by WorkForceWV: 22,514 workers were directly employed in the state’s oil and na… https://t.co/ZAfKPhrsLf