Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Jun 29, 2012

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

Ingraffea Unleashes Tiger Snarl on Capitol Hill
Energy in Depth – NMI
During a congressional briefing this week Dr. Anthony Ingraffea offered his opinions on onshore natural gas development to an audience composed largely of congressional interns and environmental activists.

Delaware, NY Dives Into Property Rights!
Energy in Depth – NMI
Last week, the Town of Delaware, New York, Sullivan County passed the recommended natural gas resolution composed by the Joint Landowners Coalition affirming their commitment to allow safe, responsible natural gas development in their community.

ExxonMobil CEO assailed for claims on climate change
Rex Tillerson’s acknowledgement that fossil fuel consumption contributes to climate change should have been a PR coup for ExxonMobil when the company’s CEO gave a major address this week.

South Buffalo supervisors to decide on drilling bid
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The South Buffalo Township Supervisors will decide next month whether to allow the township’s first horizontal Marcellus Shale gas wells. The township planning commission Thursday recommended that the supervisors grant a conditional use permit that XTO Energy needs to drill up to three wells on property off of West Scenic Drive.

Beneath the surface: shale gas boom shapes economy in NW Pa
Erie Times News
The world’s first energy boom, born near Titusville in 1859, shaped both the economy and the physical landscape of northwestern Pennsylvania.

Climate showdown
The Hill
On Tap Friday: A House Energy and Commerce Committee panel will hear from Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top air pollution regulator, about the agency’s greenhouse gas regulations.

Fracking fracas
Wayne Independent
Few — if any in Wayne County — need to be told that hydraulic fracturing is a controversial means of extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale beneath our feet.

Shale Oil Stocks are Poised to Earn Investors Big Profits
Money Morning
With oil production soaring in the United States, shale oil stocks will be pumping out profits for years to come. It’s all thanks to huge deposits of shale oil.

DEC Adopts Regulations For Power Plants
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The state Department of Environmental Conservation today adopted regulations to require new or expanding power plants to evaluate the impacts on so-called environmental justice communities, which are mainly inner cities.

Will a Sinopec Deal to Take Over Chesapeake Work?
Chesapeake Energy has been in the news a great deal recently, and a new controversy may well begin to swirl around this energy producer.