Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011

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

Fitzgerald Wins County Executive Race in Allegheny
90.5 Public Radio
Democrat Rich Fitzgerald will succeed Dan Onorato as the next Allegheny County Executive in January. Fitzgerald said that creating jobs will be his top priority, and he said that he’d do that in part by expanding the Marcellus Shale gas industry in the county.

WV Panel to take up Marcellus again
Register-Herald Reporter
A much-debated package imposing regulations on the promising Marcellus shale industry could be finalized Sunday morning at the Capitol, but a select committee’s yearlong work is apt to take a backseat, at least for the day, to incoming Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Upper Burrell Township opposes state bill on drilling
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Upper Burrell is staunchly opposing state Marcellus shale bills that could supersede local drilling regulations. Township supervisors Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing "state intervention with local zoning regulations."

Brooke board to negotiate lease for gas
Weirton Daily Times
The Brooke County Board of Education on Monday agreed to hire an independent firm to represent it in negotiating a natural gas lease for school property.