Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Feb 21, 2012

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

Union reps urge drilling companies to hire locally
Morning Journal
More local workers should be used for oil and gas exploration in the county, Clint Powell told Middleton Township trustees Monday.

Drilling Should Be by the Book, McKinley Says
Wheeling News
Rep. David McKinley said he supports the burgeoning natural gas industry, but drilling companies must strive to do things correctly as they extract natural gas from the area.

Fawn residents want active role in gas well drilling
Valley News Dispatch
A grassroots group has organized a community meeting where residents from Fawn Township and surrounding municipalities can learn more about Marcellus shale natural gas well drilling and a new state law that regulates the industry.

Gas drillers look to prevent fires, accidents
The Review
In 2010, a pair of explosions at natural gas drilling sites in Marshall County, West Virginia, caused quite a stir in the community, as the fires could be seen from several miles away.