Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Jan 9, 2012

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

A seismic shift in Ohio’s concerns over earthquakes
The Columbus Dispatch
A little-known state office managed by a seismologist working part time has become the epicenter of an investigation garnering international attention DELAWARE, Ohio – Most people likely had never heard of the Ohio Seismic Network or the state office over it, the Ohio Geological Survey.

It’s year for ‘fracking’ to break up or break through
Washington Times
The natural gas industry and its opponents are readying their final arguments for what many think will be a critical year in the debate over "fracking" safety.

More than 18,000 comments on fracking
There are 18,100 comments the state has received so far on its study of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, with each submission manually logged by Department of Environmental Conservation staff. Another 10,000 from pro-drillers are on the way Tuesday.