Rep. Ortitay: ‘Don’t believe the mass propaganda’

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Life in western Pennsylvania was much different a decade ago.

“There was nowhere to work,” state Rep. Jason Ortitay said. “But now that’s not the case.”

Shale energy has been a great thing for the area, Ortitay told The Stream, because companies care about the communities and the environment.

“Before I ran for office, I had no idea how some of these well sites operated,” he said, adding he’s done three or four tours since then. “I would encourage anyone to take a tour. … Don’t believe the mass propaganda and hype. … It’s really not like what people portray it as.”

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Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Joe Massaro is based in Bravo Group's Pittsburgh office and has deep energy industry expertise. He previously served as the field director for a Pennsylvania-based oil and gas industry grassroots PR firm.

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