Archive for April 19th, 2010

Delaware River Basic Commission Continues to Obstruct Drilling in PA

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) continues to obstruct drilling in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. The latest energy company to experience frustrations in dealing with the DRBC is Hess, which holds leases to 126,000 acres in Wayne County, PA: “It’s a big issue,” said Gene Linscomb, a Hess Corp. business manager based in Honesdale. […]

NY Marcellus Shale Drilling Regulations Ready by Fall 2010?

When will the new Marcellus shale drilling regulations be ready in New York State? That’s the multi-million dollar question for both energy companies and landowners. Pro-drilling groups are pushing for the new regs to be released by early summer, but the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the agency tasked with rewriting the regulations, […]

Opinion: How the AP and Other Media Outlets “Wag the Dog” Against Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

MDN notes with some amusement how news is manufactured—and is thankful blogs are around to help set the story straight. Case in point: A few days ago the Associated Press ran a single story about the “raging debate” over gas drilling in Northeast Pennsylvania. While the drilling debate is certainly ongoing, and there are plenty […]


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