You may think by reading MDN for any length of time that it’s primary writer, Jim Willis, is a bit of a braggart–a show-off–given that he writes exactly what he thinks, even when he knows it may not be popular or what a majority of others think. He doesn’t do it purposely to be controversial, and Lord knows he doesn’t seek the limelight or attention. Jim simply wants to get the truth out about shale drilling in the northeast and combat the untruth he perceives is rampant on the vital issue of Marcellus and Utica drilling. He likes to think of himself as a humble guy (don’t laugh!). So he feels a bit uncomfortable bringing you this news, but figures if he doesn’t share it, no one else will.
Last Monday, Feb. 10, Jim was called by Bloomberg News reporter Brendan Coffey to ask about MDN’s articles and knowledge on Rice Energy and Dan Rice III. Jim happily accommodated Mr. Coffey and chatted with him for about 20 minutes. Mr. Coffey mentioned that he may quote MDN in the article. Whereupon Jim pretty much forgot about it. But then last Thursday, Feb. 13, Coffey’s article turned up on the Bloomberg wire and low and behold, MDN (and Jim) were mentioned pretty high up in the article. Here is that article: