Marcellus Shale Newswire 1/27/2012

Vol. 2, Issue 42

A Collection of Marcellus Shale and Gas Drilling Articles from Pennsylvania and Beyond



Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Oil, gas industry wants Allegheny National Forest plan tossed

By Brian Bowling

January 24, 2012

A federal judge should throw out the 2007 management plan for the Allegheny National Forest because it violates environmental law and the U.S. Forest Service has failed to fix those violations, the oil and gas industry said in a brief filed Monday in Erie federal court.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate bloc concerned about curbs to shale rules

By Laura Olson

January 26, 2012

HARRISBURG — As state negotiators inch closer to finalizing a comprehensive Marcellus Shale regulatory measure, some opposition against overruling local zoning rules has reignited within the General Assembly.


Pacific Free Press

Occupy Fracking: Shale Shocked America Fights Back

By Tom Engelhardt and Ellen Cantarow

January 22, 2012

This is a story about water, the land surrounding it, and the lives it sustains. Clean water should be a right: there is no life without it. New York is what you might call a “water state.” Its rivers and their tributaries only start with the St. Lawrence, the Hudson, the Delaware, and the Susquehanna. The best known of its lakes are Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, Lake George, and the Finger Lakes.

The Charleston Gazette

Delegate Seeks Changes to Marcellus Shale Bill

By Joselyn King

January 23, 2012

WHEELING – Delegate Mike Manypenny of Taylor County plans to introduce more than 20 bills this legislative session to amend the Marcellus Shale measure passed by lawmakers last month.


Republican Herald

DEP weighs using mine water for fracking

By Robert Swift

January 25, 2012

HARRISBURG – State environmental officials want to give Marcellus Shale drillers an incentive to use mine water in drilling operations by offering a quick response to proposals within 15 days.


NJ Spotlight

Environmental Coalition Moves to Block Natural Gas Pipeline

By Tom Johnson

January 23, 2012

In a reflection of the growing opposition to the expansion of energy infrastructure projects, a coalition of New Jersey environmental groups is seeking to intervene in a case involving a natural gas pipeline through northern New Jersey.


Financial Post

IEA to make shale gas regulatory recommendations

By Tom Miles

January 24, 2012

GENEVA – The International Energy Agency (IEA) is preparing recommendations for countries to regulate the controversial shale gas industry, to be published in its global energy report in the autumn.


Press Connects

Push for ban on natural gas drilling in Vestal

By Steve Reilly

January 25, 2012

VESTAL — After sweeping through the outer limits of New York’s Marcellus Shale area, the movement to implement local bans on natural gas drilling is beginning to target the state’s potential sweet spot: the Southern Tier.


UT San Diego

Relieving the Gas Glut

By Simone Sebastian

January 27, 2012

The natural gas drilling rush that promises to supply a century of the nation’s energy needs with domestic fuel is lacking one critical element: demand.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marcellus Shale gas estimate plummets

By Erich Schwartzel

January 24, 2012

The shale has shrunk.

At least according to the U.S. Energy Department, which released new reserve estimates for the Marcellus Shale on Monday that severely cut the amount of natural gas estimated to be in the rock formation.