Fracking on the Way in the Bluegrass State? Quite Possibly

What’s this…fracking in Kentucky?? Maybe! No, it’s not the Marcellus or Utica Shale. Actually, the Marcellus underlies a small sliver of Kentucky where the state shares a border with West Virginia and Virginia–but no one is interested in fracking the Marcellus there. The shale play that’s driven “hundreds” of new leases to be signed in 2014 is called the Rogersville Shale in eastern Kentucky (see map below). Kentucky has been largely resistant to pipelines crossing the state. Will fracking also encounter resistance? It already is…

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