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Independent Research @ WVU Concludes Frack Waste is Safe

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Southwestern Sells More Assets from 2014 Chesapeake Deal

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New Marcellus/Utica Driller Quietly Launches w/$800M Investment

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Researchers Look for Life in Marcellus Shale – Natural Fracking?

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DustPRO’s Innovative New Solution to Improve Frac Sand Safety in WV

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Drilling for WVU/OSU’s $11M Study Gets Underway in Morgantown

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Seeing Purple: Land Management Company Opens Office in WV

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WVU/OSU Get $11M Grant to Study Shale Energy Best Practices

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National Lab Looks for Industry to Fund “Extreme Drilling”

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Morgantown, WV Passes New Marcellus Drilling Ban

The Morgantown, WV City Council is at it again. You may recall they tried to ban hydraulic fracturing last year both inside and up to one mile outside of the city limits. A judge struck down the law (see this MDN story). Council members aren’t about to give up though. On Tuesday, they passed six […]

Morgantown WV Attempts to Ban Fracking a Second Time

Here we go again. Yesterday, the Morgantown, WV City Council voted on new legislation that would “regulate” (i.e. ban) hydraulic fracturing. But this time, those sharp-as-a-tack council members have contented themselves with regulating it within their own borders. You may recall that last year the same Morgantown City Council (pictured below) passed a ban on […]

Morgantown Marcellus Wells Coming Online

MDN chronicled the battle earlier this year between Northeast Natural Energy and the city of Morgantown, WV over Northeast’s plan to drill two Marcellus Shale gas wells near the city. In short, the Morgantown City Council tried to ban drilling both inside and outside city limits—up to one mile outside—which would have prevented Northeast from […]

Morgantown Not Ready to Admit Defeat on Fracking Ban

The next chapter for the Morgantown, WV ban on fracking seems to be an official rescinding of the ill-fated ban which included inside and up to one mile outside of the city lines. But Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla is not ready to throw the towel all the way in just yet. He wants to make […]

Morgantown Gas Wells Fracked, No Air Pollution

MDN has chronicled the attempt by Morgantown, WV to ban drilling up to one mile outside of the city line—a saga that spanned many months. In the end, a judge struck down the ban and two wells were drilled and fracked. The main concern was that fracking might somehow contaminate the city’s water supply, which […]

Drilling Heats Up in Monongalia County, WV

Shale gas drilling in Monongalia County, WV is heating up with two new well permits requested and more on the way:

Morgantown Misses Appeal Deadline – Fracking Ban Now Over

In the ongoing saga of the Morgantown, WV ban on hydraulic fracturing, a ban both within and up to one mile outside of city borders (see here for a list of MDN articles on the topic), the leaders of Morgantown missed the deadline to file an appeal to the West Virginia State Supreme Court. So […]

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