Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett urged state lawmakers this week to pass measures that would curb local controls on oil and natural gas drilling operations as the state competes for an ethane cracker to be built by Royal Dutch Shell. "As you know well, Pennsylvania is currently engaged in efforts to attract significant outside capital investment to develop [Marcellus Shale gas] -- investment which means thousands of well-paying jobs and plentiful and affordable feedstock for our plastics and chemical manufacturers," he wrote in a letter to lawmakers.

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