Archive for June 26th, 2012

NY Anti-Frackers Take Aim at Pro-Drilling Town Boards

In a preview of things to come for New York should fracking be allowed by Gov. Cuomo, an article in today’s Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin asks whether or not town board members who own land and stand to profit from leasing have a conflict of interest. The unstated answer, according to the article, is that […]

Did Reuters Break the Law with Latest Chesapeake Story?

Another week, another “cut” at Chesapeake Energy and its flamboyant CEO Aubrey McClendon. Death by a thousand cuts will work, as long as in the end it’s death, right? And that’s exactly what the mainstream media is clamoring for. A new hit piece by Reuters attempts to smear McClendon and in the process snags Canadian […]

New OH Drilling Law Tracks Jobs by Resident/Non-Resident

Drillers who operate in Ohio are put on notice that the state is now watching how many Ohio residents are hired by the industry. Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile, Democrat from Steubenville, had the only amendment from his party to be included in the new drilling law signed by Gov. John Kasich earlier this month. […]

PA Supreme Court Rules Industry Can’t Join Act 13 Lawsuit

Last Friday the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied a request by the Marcellus Shale drilling industry to participate in the lawsuit brought by seven towns, a few individuals and “a non-profit organization” against the new Act 13 drilling law in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit seeks to overturn a portion of Act 13, the part that substitutes statewide […]

Washington DC: Ingraffea Discloses Real Reason He’s Anti-Fracking

Sensing “the end is near” in New York, the anti-drilling movement dispatched one of their big guns, Cornell professor Tony Ingraffea, to Washington, D.C. yesterday to stir the scare-you-to-death pot with New York’s congressional delegation. The end is near for anti-drillers if Gov. Andrew Cuomo moves forward with his unannounced/announced plan to allow limited hydraulic […]

Landowner Coalition Statement on Rumored Cuomo Fracking Plan

The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY), a coalition of coalitions representing over 70,000 landowners, issued a statement about the unannounced/announced plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow hydraulic fracturing in five counties in New York—in a limited fashion—for the next two years. Their statement in full is embedded below. The short version is: […]

Marietta, OH Evaluates Converting All City Vehicles to CNG

Marietta, Ohio Mayor Joe Matthews is looking into converting all of the city’s gasoline powered vehicles to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), to cut down on costs.

PA DEP Investigates Methane Migration from Shell Drilling

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is investigating a possible case of methane migration due to drilling by Shell in Union Township, Tioga County (PA). A drinking water well in the area was reported to be bubbling with methane.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jun 26, 2012

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

 

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