Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Monday, Nov 7, 2011

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

Many twists in impact fee debate
The Times-Tribune
The debate over Marcellus Shale impact fees on drillers has taken as many twists and turns during the past year as an earlier, unsuccessful two-year push to levy a state severance tax on natural gas production.

Steve Israel: Fracking fight is partly about local control
Times Herald-Record
It’s not only that the winners could help decide whether drilling is allowed or banned in a town – if such zoning holds up court.

Schools explore gas leases
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
California University of Pennsylvania may be the first Marcellus Shale lease affecting a state-owned university in Pennsylvania, and it shows how drilling is starting to alter the financial landscape at colleges struggling to maintain their missions in a bad economy.

Marcellus drilling can be eyed online
Martinsburg Journal
Representatives of a Shepherdstown nonprofit explained to concerned citizens Thursday that they could help track Marcellus Shale drilling in West Virginia with a home computer.

Lawyer: Dimock water unsafe; deliveries should go on
The Times-Tribune
Complete coverage of natural gas drilling in Northeast Pennsylvania including recently updated searchable database of natural gas drilling leases for Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming Counties Attorneys for Dimock Twp.

Four treatment plants accused of raising bromide levels in Allegheny
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority on Friday accused four industrial wastewater treatment plants on the Allegheny River and its tributaries of increasing bromide levels in the river that supplies drinking water to nearly 500,000 people.

Proposed pipeline would cut through Dayton region
Business Journal
Nearly a quarter of Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners LP’s proposed 1,230-mile pipeline would run through Ohio, crossing the Pennsylvania border into Jefferson County before exiting on the west side of the state in Butler County, north of Cincinnati.