Archive for November 15th, 2011

Regulating Drilling in PA Pits State Against Municipalities

There is a “tug of war” going on in Pennsylvania for who will ultimately control where, and under what conditions, Marcellus Shale gas wells can be drilled. The struggle pits the state against local municipalities. As with many issues surrounding shale gas drilling, this one is complicated. Pennsylvania has more than 2,500 township and municipal […]

Drillers Sue US Govt over Allegheny National Forest Delays

According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, the U.S. government is obstructing legitimate and legal gas drilling in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in northwestern PA. A court in Eire, PA has been asked to find them in contempt and force them to allow drilling to proceed on a timely basis. A brief background on […]

Pittsburgh Councilman Introduces “Toxic Trespass” Legislation

Pittsburgh City Councilman Doug Shields has been a tireless anti-drilling crusader (see previous MDN stories here). Fortunately, he leaves office at the end of December—he didn’t run for re-election. But before he goes, he wants to take one parting shot at the drilling industry. Yesterday, Mr. Shields introduced “toxic trespass” legislation, which is designed to […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

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


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