Archive for June 18th, 2012

Albany Times Union Announces Support for Fracking

Whoa, wait a minute. The editorial board of the very liberal Albany Times Union is (gasp) in favor of limited fracking in New York State as a test. Really? Really. But of course, they condition it all on prior assurances of safety from DEC and EPA, and they want all sorts of ands, ifs and […]

NRC Study: Fracking Does Not Cause Earthquakes

Does hydraulic fracturing—the process of forcing water, sand and a few chemicals down the bore hole and into shale formations—cause earthquakes? The National Research Council (NRC), part of the National Academies of Science, says the answer to that would be “no, fracking does not cause earthquakes.” That’s according to a new study just released by […]

The Next Battleground for Shale Drilling: Compressor Plants

As the number of Marcellus gas wells increase in Pennsylvania, so too do the number of pipelines to move the gas and the number of natural gas compressor stations. Compressor stations push the gas along the pipeline until the pipeline connects to a larger pipeline. Compressor stations are the next battleground for anti-drillers who want […]

Enfield, NY Town Board Bans Fracking for it’s Landowners

Another New York town votes to ban fracking for one year. Not that it makes a hill of beans worth of difference. The town board for Enfield, in Tompkins County, New York, voted last Wednesday to ban fracking:

Shale Drilling’s Positive Effect on OH Commercial Real Estate

The numbers in Ohio show that the Utica and Marcellus Shale drilling boom is already having a positive affect on the commercial real estate market. Late payments for commercial mortgages and loan delinquency rates have dropped, significantly, in just the past year.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Jun 18, 2012

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


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