Casey Plans Job Training For Gas Industry

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FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — United States Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) has a plan to help train Pennsylvanians for jobs in the natural gas industry.

The senator unveiled the Marcellus Shale on the Job Training Act Monday at Alberts Spray Solutions near Montoursville.

The company makes spray-on liners and bedding for gas well pads.

Casey says the proposed legislation would fund training for Pennsylvanians interested in careers in the natural gas field.

“What we’ve got to do is build upon that strength and make sure we are doing everything possible, not just to create jobs – and the jobs are being created in the thousands and tens of thousands – but to make sure that the people getting those jobs are, in fact, Pennsylvanians,” said Senator Casey.

Senator Casey has also introduced legislation aimed at encouraging municipalities to invest in natural gas powered vehicles.