Archive for April 11th, 2012

NY’s First NatGas Career Expo Today in Binghamton

If you live anywhere near the Binghamton, NY area, you might want to swing by Broome Community College this afternoon (April 11) between 3-7 pm. The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York together with Broome-Tioga Workforce NY is sponsoring the “Natural Gas Career and Education Expo” – reported to be the first such shale gas […]

Olive, NY Town Board Votes to Ban Fracking

Another town in New York has decided to ban hydraulic fracturing—this one in Ulster County:

TX Land Company Preys on Chenango County, NY Landowners

Perhaps sensing an opportunity with an ongoing, now four-year-old drilling moratorium and the desperation of some landowners in New York State, a Texas-based land company is soliciting property owners in Chenango County, NY to purchase a 50 percent share of their mineral rights for $1,000 per acre. While it may technically be legal, county officials […]

Fox News Poll: Does Fracking Pollute Well Water?

The Fox News website is currently running a poll which asks the question: Do you believe ‘fracking’ pollutes well water? Head on over and vote. Here are the results so far, as of early Wednesday morning:

New PA Bill Would Require Real-Time Monitoring of Gas Wells

On Monday, Pennsylvania State Representative Duane Milne, a Republican from Chester, PA (near Philly) held a press conference in his district to announce new Marcellus Shale legislation he will soon introduce. The legislation would require all natural gas wells—wells yet to be drilled and wells already drilled—to install real-time safety monitoring using technology called a […]

The Economic Impact of Marcellus Drilling on PA Schools

Penn State Cooperative Extension and Penn State University researchers continue their research into how the Marcellus Shale gas drilling boom affects the state. Recently they issued findings from a survey of 940 school districts across PA (see this MDN story). Earlier this week, they issued another report in their Marcellus Education Fact Sheet series, titled: […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Apr 11, 2012

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


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