Archive for October 25th, 2011

Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission Issues Recommendations

As mentioned yesterday by MDN, the self-appointed Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission—a group made up of liberal and left-leaning environmental and labor groups including the Sierra Club of PA, Penn Environment, Keystone Progress, Clean Water Action and the League of Women Voters—has released a list of recommendations for regulating shale gas drilling in the state. A […]

Morgantown Gas Wells Fracked, No Air Pollution

MDN has chronicled the attempt by Morgantown, WV to ban drilling up to one mile outside of the city line—a saga that spanned many months. In the end, a judge struck down the ban and two wells were drilled and fracked. The main concern was that fracking might somehow contaminate the city’s water supply, which […]

CONSOL Completes Joint Venture with Hess for Ohio Utica Shale

A second joint venture that CONSOL has announced in recent months has just been completed. Yesterday, CONSOL received an initial $60 million of a total $594 million from Hess to develop 200,000 Utica Shale acres in Ohio. Previously, CONSOL entered another joint venture with Noble Energy for $3.4 billion to develop 663,350 acres in western […]

Drilling Heats Up in Monongalia County, WV

Shale gas drilling in Monongalia County, WV is heating up with two new well permits requested and more on the way:

PA Report Recommends Gas Drilling Near Colleges & Prisons

Last week a PA joint legislative committee issued a report recommended that the state consider leasing land around state universities and state prisons for shale gas drilling:

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading:


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