Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Friday, Nov 4, 2011

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

Lawmaker calls for Finger Lakes hydrofracking ‘buffer zone’
The Assembly’s minority leader is pushing for a "buffer zone" around each of the Finger Lakes that would prevent natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing within 4,000 feet of the lakes.

Ethane will be delivered to Texas
Weirton Daily Times
A West Virginia oil and gas leader remains confident the state can gain an ethane cracker, despite Chesapeake Energy’s plan to send ethane from the Marcellus and Utica shales to Texas.

Mark Ruffalo Attends Tension-Filled Hydrofracking Forum on UWS
The New York Observer
Last night, actor Mark Ruffalo was on hand at an Upper West Side public forum to voice his opposition to the proposal allowing hydrofracking in New York State.