This is the second year that shale drillers visited Philadelphia for the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Shale Gas Insight conference to discuss the natural gas industry. But drillers weren’t the only visitors.
Protesters also gathered for their own event: Shale Gas Outrage. The protesters were intent on spreading their own message and their belief that hydraulic fracturing harms the environment and public health and safety.
The Insight conference and the Outrage gathering began Thursday and commenced today.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett spoke at the Insight conference as well as two surrogates for the presidential campaigns.
The Insight conference featured plenty of other speakers and learning opportunities presented by various experts and officials in the industry.
The Outrage gathering had its own set of experts and speakers on hand to lead their protest efforts. They held a rally, a march, and other events to stand up against fracking.