Appalachian Basin

Ready to Go!

My name is Bill desRosiers and I am proud to be a field director for Energy in Depth. Like my colleagues Chris and Tom, I look forward to helping any group or individual interested in the truth about the development of the Marcellus Shale. Please contact me at

Before I end this introduction I would like to highlight a particularly strong passage from a recent op-ed by New York Times columnist Joe Nocera entitled About My Support for Natural Gas:

The country has been handed an incredible gift with the Marcellus Shale. With an estimated 500 trillion cubic feet of reserves, it is widely believed to be the second-largest natural gas field ever discovered. Which means that those of you who live near this tremendous resource have two choices. You can play the Not-In-My-Backyard card, employing environmental scare tactics to fight attempts to drill for that gas. Or you can embrace the idea that America needs the Marcellus Shale, accept the inconvenience that the drilling will bring, but insist that it be done properly.

The full column, available here, is an absolute must-read for anyone who wants a straightforward, unvarnished primer on what’s at stake with respect to natural gas development in the region. Joe Nocera is no shill for the oil and gas industry — but he’s no sucker either. He knows that the facts associated with Marcellus exploration don’t quite line up with the narrative being advanced by the other side. We know that too, and hopefully soon, so will everyone else who lives up in our area.

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