Coterra was delighted to host Republican gubernatorial candidate and Western Pennsylvania native Jason Richey in January. This visit is part of a recurring series where we invite lawmakers to the region to educate them on the benefits of natural gas. Over the past few months, we’ve welcomed Lou Barletta, Guy Ciarrocchi, and Senator Jake Corman.
Jason, an attorney with KL Gates, is running for governor on a pro-energy platform. He supports natural gas development pipelines and the downstream opportunities this responsible energy development brings with it.
Additionally, Jason is passionate about supporting the jobs created from resource development. His tour through Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas showcased the curriculum and state-of-the-art equipment like the new Pumps and Process Automation Lab. He was impressed to learn firsthand all the skills necessary to be engaged in the energy industry.
While he values a four-year degree, Jason wants to inspire more students to pursue a career and technical education. He wants to see more investment in STEM and more encouragement for those who want to work in the trades. “We see the need and demand for skilled tradesmen. I support and respect the students who want to not only work with their brains but with their hands also.”
Jason’s tour through NEPA also included a roundtable discussion with local economic development organizations. Through these conversations, he learned of the positive impact the energy industry makes throughout the community.
We’ve extended similar invitations to all candidates running for Pennsylvania Governor or the Pennsylvania United States Senate in 2022. Our conversations with lawmakers help protect PA energy and allow us to continue investing in our community.