Archive for June 22nd, 2011

Will the Fight Over Marcellus Shale Drilling in New York go Local? Legislation Pending in Albany Will Decide

MDN received an email alert from the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) concerning legislation that is actively being considered Albany (see the letter below). The legislation in question is the bill A3245 (full text here) which passed the New York Assembly on Monday, and bill S3472 (full text here), the Senate counterpart. The […]

New Landowner Resource: Website Catalogs Full Text and Details of 50K Lease Deals in PA and OH

For landowners who are considering leasing their property for gas drilling, or for those who have already leased, you now have an important new resource to research the lease deals others have received:

Morgantown, WV Bans Marcellus Drilling Outside City Limits – Driller May Sue to Recoup Investment

After a few months of heated debate, the Morgantown (WV) City Council has voted to prohibit Marcellus Shale drilling not only within their borders, but also up to a mile outside of their borders. How can they do that? There is a provision in West Virginia state code that allows cities to extend their authority […]


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