Marcellus Shale

Ready to Educate, Ready to Go

Hello, My name is Joe Massaro and I am proud to say that I will be joining the Energy in Depth Northeast Marcellus Initiative (“EID-Marcellus”), as a field director. I am looking forward to continuing the efforts of Bill desRosiers in educating the public about the benefits of natural gas exploration and development of the Marcellus Shale.

I graduated from SUNY Oswego in May 2011, with a BA in Public Relations and a concentration in journalistic writing. I will be moving to the central part of the region to work with EID after growing up just east in NY.

Prior to joining the EID team I worked for Off the Vine, specializing in the irrigation of vineyards and promotion of wine region travel. My efforts in this field helped produce the winery profiling and travel site

I have, in recent months, like so many others, felt a great need to educate myself on the issues and facts relating to natural gas exploration. I have learned this can be a very heated discussion, especially here in New York, but when one looks at the facts, it’s clear natural gas can and is being developed responsibly. Hopefully, New York will soon experience the same benefits those in Pennsylvania have seen in recent years.

I urge everyone to educate themselves and generate their own opinion on the topic, as I have done. Consider the following quotation from Henry Ford:

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

A little more about myself: With my travel to various wine regions I have picked up the hobby of photography not only for work but also for pleasure. The twin tiers of Pennsylvania and New York hold such beauty that I think everyone should have the opportunity to experience.

Grapes from Vineyard 48 on Long Island
A view of the Bear Mountain Bridge, taken from the top of Break Neck Ridge.

I am excited to continue to practice this hobby as I travel throughout New York and Pennsylvania documenting how natural gas has enhanced the landscape with the revival of farms and the much needed economic growth throughout the region.

I look forward to meeting many of you in the near future and helping with the continued education of the public regarding natural gas exploration and development of the Marcellus Shale resource. If anyone has any questions please feel free to email me at

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