Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011

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

Officials Aim to Keep in Touch With Drillers
Wheeling News
As drilling for Marcellus Shale gas in Marshall County continues to increase, members of the Marshall County Commission said more companies are being proactive in making contact with and hearing the concerns of county residents.

Who’s killing the coal-fired plant?
An unusual confluence of environmental, political and economic events are colliding to take down the coal-fired power plant, shifting American power generation from the country’s historically dominant fuel source.

Guest Viewpoint: DEC plan for drilling would help our region
After years of evaluations and public input, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has put forward a comprehensive plan to safely develop natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale region.

Carl Knoblock’s plan for Marcellus success part 2: Water
Business Journal
From the man who brought you the completely free plan for success in the Marcellus Shale supply chain , comes another nifty idea about the natural gas superplay.

Cecil Reapproves Marcellus Shale Ordinances
Range Resources attorney Ken Komoroski said he didn’t want any "trouble" but said that in their current forms, two Cecil ordinances related to the regulation of Marcellus Shale drilling were still "unlawful."

Shale-Gas Drilling to Add 870,000 U.S. Jobs
Producing natural gas from shale will support 870,000 U.S. jobs and add $118 billion to economic growth in the next four years, according to a report from IHS Global Insight.