Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Apr 24, 2012

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

Va. residents back horizontal drill ban in U.S. park
WTOP-FM Washington
Virginians who commented on a new management plan for the George Washington National Forest support a proposed ban on a much-criticized type of natural gas drilling in the park’s 1 million acres.

McIlhinney pushing Act 13 amendment
State Sen. Chuck McIlhinney reiterated Monday he will introduce an amendment to Act 13 that exempts Bucks County municipalities from some requirements of the new natural gas drilling law.

UMWA, Murray agree on drilling
Herald Star Online
Although they may disagree in certain areas, Murray Energy Corp. and the United Mine Workers of America agree that drilling for natural gas near coal mining operations can be dangerous.

Earthquake link not stopping wastewater wells in Ohio
The Medina Gazette
Earthquakes in Northeastern Ohio linked to the injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth haven’t slowed applications for more injection wells.

National Fuel plans to start compressor station work
Buffalo News
Although the company has been criticized through the process, "We did listen, and as a result we have an enhanced product," spokeswoman Karen Merkel said.