Archive for June 29th, 2012

MDN’s First Webinar: The Truth About Gas Drilling and America’s Energy Choices

Please join MDN editor Jim Willis has he welcomes former Sec. of the PA DEP John Hanger for a FREE webinar on Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 7:00 PM EDT. John will present on the truth about gas drilling, and its alternatives, in MDN’s first-ever public webinar. It’s free to attend, just sign up by […]

UK Academy of Engineering Study: Fracking is Safe

A refreshing report has been issued by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society that says, in essence, hydraulic fracturing should be expanded in that country and when it’s properly regulated, fracking is perfectly safe. Issued earlier this month, the 76-page report is titled “Shale gas extraction in the UK: a review […]

UB Issues Supportive Statement for its Shale Institute

You may recall that recently the brand new Shale Resources and Society Institute at the University at Buffalo (UB) published a 52-page study that found environmental problems caused by Marcellus Shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania were isolated, mostly minor and on the decline. The enviro-left perceived a threat. This is a major university coming out […]

PA Legislature Reaches Deal on Tax Credit for Cracker Plant

A deal has been struck by the Republican majority legislature in Pennsylvania to grant Shell a tax credit over a 25-year period starting in 2017. Gov. Tom Corbett had originally proposed the tax credit be capped at $66 million per year, or a total of $1.7 billion, but the final version of the law, if […]

SRBC Suspends Water Withdrawals in Some Areas

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), unlike the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), actively manages water withdrawals for shale drilling from the rivers and streams that are a part of its jurisdiction. The DRBC allows no water withdrawals at all—yet. Yesterday the SRBC suspended withdrawals at 37 different locations because water levels have dropped from […]

Ethane, a “Stranded Commodity” About to be Rescued

The Motley Fool blog site has an insightful article today on ethane, “the stranded commodity” that, according to the article, won’t be stranded for long! What does that have to do with Marcellus and Utica Shale gas drilling? Everything, as it turns out. As explained in the article, ethane is produced from natural gas drilling […]

The Politics of Shale Energy

There is a brutal fact of politics no candidate can escape (try as they might): People vote their pocketbooks. The quintessential example of that that political axiom is Washington County, Pennsylvania. Heavily Democrat in voter registration, Washington County voters did something 3 1/2 years ago they haven’t done in over 40 years—they voted for a […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Jun 29, 2012

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


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