According to an analysis of US Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Keystone Research Center, Pennsylvania - the so-called "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" and home to the most productive natgas wells on earth - ranks dead last among US states in job creation since January, 2011. When, not coincidentally, the current governor took office. Before which it ranked 10th.
All-gas-all-the-time is not an economic development policy. At least, not a good one. Pennsylvania must start thinking ahead - and thinking differently - or it will repeat the mistakes of its past.
Like its anemic regulatory response to shale gas development, its laughable tax policy, and its less-than-impactful "impact fee", Pennsylvania's dismal economic development record amid the drilling boom is yet another cautionary tale to the world.