Archive for July 4th, 2011

Everyone Wins – Not Just Landowners – When Marcellus Drilling Happens in a Community

One of the favorite arguments used as a smokescreen by those opposed to Marcellus drilling is the classic class warfare argument. But it takes a lot of mental gymnastics to make it work in this case as the people who are supposedly the “fat cats” and the “lucky few winners of life’s lottery” are typically […]

Petition Being Circulated in State College, PA Would Outlaw “Non-Sustainable Energy Production”

As MDN has pointed out before, much of the opposition to drilling in the Marcellus (and now Utica) Shale is motivated by a philosophical worldview by the environmental left—a worldview that opposes natural gas simply because it’s a carbon-based fuel. The latest example is an “environmental bill of rights” being pushed in State College, PA:

NY Local Governments Not Allowed to Ban Marcellus Drilling by State Law

Local governments in New York State that pass zoning ordinances to restrict or prohibit hydraulic fracturing and drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica Shales may find their actions overturned in short order.

How Long Does it Take to Approve a Marcellus Shale Drilling Permit in WV?

Just how long does it take for West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to approve a new Marcellus shale gas drilling permit?


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