Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011

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

US to require details of fracking on federal land
The U.S. Interior Department plans to issue a proposal soon forcing companies to reveal the chemicals they use in the so-called fracking drilling process on federal lands, as the Obama administration responds to public safety concerns over the shale exploration boom.

Potential gas-drilling impact on wildlife scrutinized
Press & Sun-Bulletin
As a sportsman, a landowner and a wildlife biologist, Chris Yearick of Lowman is watching with great interest as New York wrestles with the next phase of natural gas exploration.

New Natural Gas ‘Roundup’ Newsletter Available
Latest edition of the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Roundup newsletter is now available. The November/December 2011 edition can be accessed on the Potter County website.

Chesapeake Energy’s McClendon: How America Can Get Its Swagger Back
The current shocks to the U.S. financial markets share a fundamental characteristic with the contentiousness surrounding the recent debt ceiling debate in Washington:  pessimism about our nation’s economic prospects in the years ahead means we’ve lost some of our swagger abroad and at home.  How to best regain it?  Become energy independent and invest the saved trillions in the American economy.