Archive for March 14th, 2011

MDN’s New Special Report: Will There Be Marcellus Shale Drilling Near Me?

MDN is pleased to announce the new 24-page special report, Will There Be Marcellus Shale Drilling Near Me?, is ready for you to download—for free. This new report shows the number of Marcellus Shale horizontal well drilling permits applied for or issued from January 1, 2010 through February 16, 2011. The report covers the states […]

Slides from Recent Marcellus Shale Meeting in Binghamton, NY

Below are the slides shared at a public meeting held on March 4, 2011 at the West Middle School Auditorium titled “Marcellus Shale in Our Community: What’s in it for All of Us.” The meeting, attended by some 200 people, was sponsored by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY). Speakers included: Scott Kurkoski, […]

Advice on Testing Well Water as a Precaution Before Marcellus Gas Drilling Begins

Some Juniata Township residents (located near Altoona, in central Pennsylvania) with properties close to Marcellus Shale drilling sites have had their water tested as a precautionary measure. Their aim is to have evidence in case their water supplies become contaminated due to drilling activity. While MDN would point out that no known instances of chemical […]

West Virginia Passes Tax Breaks for Marcellus Drilling, But No New Regulations

It looks like there will be no new regulations for Marcellus Shale drilling in West Virginia—at least not this year. The WV legislature just ended its regular session without passing a slate of proposed new regulations, with plenty of finger pointing between the Senate and the House:


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