MDN @ Shale Insight

frack on!MDN editor Jim Willis is attending Shale Insight this week. Today (Thursday) is the last day. Sadly, that means no stories posted today. But have no fear, MDN will be back tomorrow (Friday).

A teaser: Jim conducted an interview with PA Sec. of the Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) Chris Abruzzo on Wednesday. It was a wide-ranging interview in which Jim asked the Secretary about the recent Range Resources fine of $4.15 million, the list of 243 cases of “water contamination” from fracking in PA, PA Attorney General Eugene DePasquale’s report knocking the DEP, and the challenges and delightful surprises he’s experienced since taking over the DEP in April of 2013. Look for that interview either Friday or Monday.

A special thank-you: Last night Jim helped host the NGI (Natural Gas Intelligence) Riverboat Cruise. We had a TERRIFIC time with NGI and MDN friends aboard. Thanks to everyone who turned up. It was a great pleasure getting to know you better. Congrats to those who won the NGI raffle of a Kindle Fire, Nexus tablet and Apple iPad Mini.

Until tomorrow, frack on!