Archive for March 31st, 2009

Exxon Leases 19,400 Acres in Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale

From a Reuters news story on the Financial 24 website: Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s largest publicly traded company, has leases on 19,400 acres in the Marcellus Shale, a formation that is said to hold vast amounts of natural gas. In September, Exxon bid $85.2 million for 18 blocks in the Marcellus, a large shale […]

Steuben County League of Women Voters Go on Record as Anti-Drilling in the Marcellus

It seems anti-drilling groups, although small in numbers, are popping up like dandelions in the spring. The latest is the Steuben County League of Women Voters, a supposedly non-partisan group (but that’s a lie, LWV is an extremely partisan group). WENY-TV has video from a recent meeting held by the League. The meeting started with […]

Marcellus Anti-Drilling Protesters Assemble in Cooperstown Outside SPE Convention

The Daily Star (Oneonta) reports that upward of 50 protesters from the Southern Tier and central New York gathered outside of Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown to voice their disapproval of drilling in the Marcellus. Inside the hotel was a meeting/convention of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The Daily Star dutifully recounts the nightmarish (and […]


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