Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thursday, Nov 10, 2011

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

No Shale Boom in Europe as First Wells Struggle, Bernstein Says
The first results from wells in Poland show Europe is unlikely to match the U.S. boom in shale gas, analysts at Bernstein Research said.

A Case Against Hydro-Fracking’ set for Sunday
SUNY Fredonia’s Campus Climate Challenge – a student environmental group dedicated to pushing for sustainable living on campus and in the community – will hold an open exposition making an argument against the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing at the college on Sunday.

Bracing for shale-gas showdown, NYC still in game
As the final round of public hearings over horizontal fracking nears in New York State, government officials and environmentalists say that New York City still counts, despite proposals for special protections of the City’s watershed.

Clock ticking on Marcellus drilling rules
Charleston Gazette
The co-chairman of a legislative committee working on tougher rules for Marcellus Shale gas drilling says time may be running out for lawmakers to get a measure passed in special session before the end of the year.

U.S. Government Confirms Link Between Earthquakes and Hydraulic Fracturing
As the U.S. natural gas industry mounts an unprecedented and expensive advertising campaign to convince the public that such practices are environmentally benign, U.S. government agencies have determined otherwise.


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