Archive for June 20th, 2012

Rochester, NY Votes to Ban Fracking for 1 Year

Et tu Rochester? Rochester, NY is the latest New York municipality to ban hydraulic fracturing. Their ban is for one year. Seems Cuomo’s trial balloon to allow fracking (nowhere near Rochester) and the soon-to-be-released new drilling rules from the state DEC have scared some uninformed politicians, like those in Rochester, into acting rashly.

Just How Big Will Shale Oil/Gas Drilling Get in Ohio?

The Tuscarawas Oil and Gas Alliance (TOGA) Summit was held on Tuesday, June 19 at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas, Ohio. One of the speakers was Rhonda Reda, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP). She said in 2011 there were 33 shale wells drilled with 5 […]

BlackRock’s Screw-up with Dan Rice & Rice Energy

Time for a brief distraction from the troubles Chesapeake has had of late—so let’s focus on a new “problem.” That would be the public relations kerfuffle Rice Energy and its founder Dan Rice are facing in the press. Dan has been the single most successful mutual fund manager in the United States over the past […]

Large Combined Upstate NY Landowner Meeting June 21

MDN received the following announcement about a combined landowner coalition meeting happening tomorrow night (Thursday night) in Otego, NY. Two coalitions will meet together: The Central New York Landowner Coalition and the Unatego Land Coalition. MDN knows from previous meetings that we’ve attended that the CNY coalition is quite large, perhaps the single largest New […]

OH AG Mike DeWine Targets Chesapeake for Fraud

Ohio’s attorney general, Mike DeWine, has Chesapeake Energy in his crosshairs. He’s investigating them for “fraud” because their stock price went down. Good luck with that. Here’s what the Columbus Dispatch is reporting:

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Jun 20, 2012

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


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