Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he's not willing to sit back and let all of the natural gas products extracted in West Virginia be piped out of state to create jobs elsewhere.
Tomblin told attendees of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's Business Summit on Wednesday that the development of shale gas and associated liquids like ethane and propane offer enormous potential for the state.
He says officials are working hard to develop the infrastructure that will support an entire industry for generations to come. He says plans for billions of dollars of investment are on the drawing board