Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Monday, Oct 31, 2011

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

Stand up for states’ rights
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld District Court Judge Sean McLaughlin in ruling that the U.S. Forest Service has absolutely no authority to require private mineral owners in the Allegheny National Forest to apply for a permit to develop their privately owned property rights.

Get ready with rail in the Valley
While there are strong indications that the Warren-Youngstown area will enjoy an explosion of manufacturing and other jobs because of the Marcellus and Utica shales, one way to further ensure this robust future would be to invest in rail restoration.

Killing Energy, Killing Jobs, Killing America
Emerging Corruption
America has been under attack since Barack Obama took the oath of office on January 20, 2009.

Trained workers needed for Pa. gas drilling
Philadelphia Inquirer
Run – don’t walk, run – to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling areas if you are a welder or pipe fitter or engineer or a company that can deliver such people to companies already operating in the fields.

Ohio Regulators Prepared for Ramp-up in Utica Shale
The State Journal
As development of the Utica shale natural gas resource begins in Ohio, the state has benefited from the experience of nearby states in the Marcellus shale.