Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, May 23, 2012

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

Massachusetts gets boost from shale boom
Boston Globe
Clean Harbors Inc. senior vice president Scott Metzger pulled into the dirt lot of a once-abandoned factory yard here, past gleaming trucks painted with the Norwell, Mass., company’s signature red, and opened the door to the environmental services firm’s newest offices.

Checks from drilling may dry up amid low gas prices
Royalty checks that start to arrive when a gas company drills on your property can make for some very profitable envelopes in the mailbox. But the low natural gas prices that have disrupted industry balance sheets in recent months could start to cut into those checks.

Somerset wastewater treatment plant making progress
The Daily American
Somerset Regional Water Resources LLC has laid the groundwork for a wastewater treatment plant more than three years in the making.

A Reduction In Compensation Is Not Enough, Chesapeake’s Board Of Directors Must Go
Seeking Alpha
On May 3, 2012 I wrote an article for Seeking Alpha titled "A Look at Chesapeake Energy’s Board of Director Compensation." As you may have already guessed, I was not arguing that the Chesapeake (CHK) Board was underpaid.

OH docs can’t reveal drilling chemicals to public
Doctors given new access to the proprietary chemical recipes that oil and gas drillers use to crack into Ohio shale would be prohibited from sharing the information with the public under an energy proposal moving through the Ohio House.

Weinstein: EPA, Interior arrive late and uninvited to the fracking party
Last month, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency issued 588 pages of new regulations to control alleged "air pollution" from natural-gas wells.

BCC Gas Jobs
News Channel 34
Even though high-volume horizontal hydro-fracking hasn’t been approved in New York State, local schools and employment agencies are offering free training to people interested in working in the gas drilling industry.

Guest Editorial: Marcellus Shale Legislation Working
Erie Blogs
When Gov. Tom Corbett signed Act 13 into law on February 14 of this year, it marked the culmination of three years of work by the Legislature in crafting a comprehensive Marcellus Shale legislative package.