Archive for September 16th, 2011

Penn Environment Lies About Flooded Drilling Rig

If you’re against drilling and desperate to make your case, why tell the truth when a lie will conveniently do? That is, of course, until the lie is exposed.

Morgantown, WV Update: Fracking to Begin Next Week

It seems the opposition to two Marcellus Shale gas wells being drilled outside Morgantown’s borders is petering out. Press accounts talk of “a handful” of area residents protesting outside of the drill sites this week—meaning less than a dozen, perhaps a single family, who knows?

PA Religious Group to Lecture Industry on Ethical Drilling

This should be interesting. On Sunday, the Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PA-IPL) religious organization will tell the drilling industry how they should do their business. Apparently there is something called “ethical drilling” that the good people of the PA-IPL will reveal. Notice, as MDN has repeatedly pointed out, that ideology (or philosophy, or in […]

EPA to Hold Hearings on Rules to Reduce Fracking Air Pollution

Being “forced” by a lawsuit, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drafted new rules and regulations for oil and gas drillers that use hydraulic fracturing. The new rules require drillers to use new or improved processes and equipment (at great expense) in an attempt to cut the level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Friday, Sep 16, 2011

MDN reads dozens of, sometimes over a hundred, stories each day. The value proposition for you, our beloved reader, is that we wade through it all so you don’t have to. We hope you come to depend on MDN as your one-stop place to quickly catch up on all of the important Marcellus and Utica […]


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