PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Matt Pitzarella joined Mangino to host the Range Resources Marcellus Shale Hour.

Pitzarella explains that jobs and energy go hand in hand and that the manufacturing sector will grow along side natural gas.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report of how Shale gas is key in manufacturing jobs.

Robinson Township has been catching flack lately from residents who leased their property to Marcellus Shale.  The residents want drilling to begin but the Township has delayed the process. Residents of Robinson were looking forward to their royalties from drilling, now they worry they’ll never see the money.

Steve Duran is one of the upset residents who wants drilling to start on his farm.

Duran and his family researched long and hard before deciding to allow drilling on his land, as a farmer he cares about the environment and his land.

Duran accuses the township of dragging their feet, leaving his family in a less-than ideal position.  Robinson Township supervisors say they are looking out for the community, but Duran argues that the majority of residents want drilling to begin.

Listen to the Range Resources Marcellus Shale Hour Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.