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Corbett Touts Pennsylvania’s Shale Boom on CNBC

Governor Corbett appeared on CNBC’s Kudlow Report last night to talk about Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom.

Among the questions he faced were how much the state’s economy has benefited, and how Pennsylvania has managed to “beat the environmental groups.”

Corbett touted the jobs brought by the industry, and said fracking technology has been demonstrated to be safe.

“We passed a law last year, which is the toughest environmental law in the nation, when it comes to fracking” said Corbett, referring to Act 13. “We are following what the industry is doing and they have so far been safe. When there’s been accidents, they have been penalized for it.”

You can watch the full segment below:

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