Monday, November 22, 2010

Daily Marcellus

WDUQ: Dr. Barth: Shale Studies Flawed

Times-Leader: Expert: Amount of Shale activity may be shocking, subtitle: Hunting site access may be restricted in areas near active gas drilling operations.

Great photo from the Buffalo News: Jobs at stake as state mulls gas drilling

For the bigger perspective: Natural Gas Producers Squeezed by High Costs and Low Prices

From an investment site: Marcellus Shale Debate Takes a New Turn

This last one deserves a bit of parsing.  The main quote says: "Make no mistake; the Pittsburgh community has every right to ban drilling within city limits."   Yet that quote has it completely wrong.  The whole point of the city's legislated 'ban' is that the City of Pittsburgh does not have any of the power every other municipality has to regulate drilling activity in any way whatsoever.   If you don't get that point, then you are missing the whole debate going on.   Every other municipality has the power to regulate drilling activity in some form, yet 2nd class cities in Pennsylvania do not... and the only 2nd class city is??

But the best story marginally related to Marcellus Shale??  It's all about the Elk.  You know, I've been to Benezette to look for the Elk.. and the Elk wouldn't come out for me.


Anonymous MH said...

Why is Pittsburgh the only municipality that can't regular drilling?

Monday, November 22, 2010 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Some pathology of PA's Oil and Gas Act that leaves the City of Pittsburgh hanging.

Monday, November 22, 2010 9:23:00 PM  

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