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A Great look At PA's New Frontier

reedmom Wrote: Jul 21, 2012 8:12 AM
The bottom line is that the Progressives (ie. Communists) don't really want us to be energy sufficient because that will mean the middle class will grow and more will get rich and KNOW they didn't get there because of the government and many in the lower class will get jobs and prosper and become the middle class.

Joseph Sites found bleak job prospects in Western Pennsylvania when he graduated in 2000 from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in chemical engineering.

“I had to uproot myself and my family to North Dakota to get back to Western Pennsylvania,” said Sites, 35, a Bethel Park native whose career also took him to Houston, New Orleans, Mexico and Dallas.

Then, the natural gas boom began here, bringing not only drillers eager to tap the bounty in the Marcellus shale but support companies such as Horizontal Wireline Services of North Huntingdon.

The Westmoreland County company, which Sites...