Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

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

Shale gas can solve many W.Va. problems
Charleston Daily Mail
The development of horizontal drilling techniques present West Virginia – and other states with massive shale gas reserves – with the greatest economic opportunity they have seen since the opening of the coalfields more than a century ago.

Anti-fracking groups pressure Christie
Environmental groups ramped up pressure Monday on Republican Gov. Chris Christie to oppose gas drilling in the Delaware River watershed, delivering a letter co-signed by New Jersey lawmakers and a petition from thousands of citizens calling for a continued region moratorium on fracking.

Next six days bring home Delaware drilling debate
Pocono Record
The next six days will be big ones for supporters and opponents of natural gas drilling, or "fracking," in eastern Pennsylvania.

Drillers using counterinsurgency experts
Marcellus Shale gas drilling spokesmen at an industry conference in Houston said their companies are employing former military counterinsurgency officers and recommended using military-style psychological operations strategies, or psyops, to deal with media inquiries and citizen opposition to drilling in Pennsylvania communities.