Just when we thought we had an idea of how much natural gas lies beneath our feet (mostly, we thought it was in the Southern tier) more has been found. The Utica Shale includes northern New York and probably means a lot more environment vs. economy vs. energy issues (which are really one issue) for us to consider.
For those in our region who thought the natural gas issue was in somebody else’s backyard, we learn, as we will continue to learn, that all environmental issues are in everyone’s backyard. Manmade borders like states, personal properties, and countries are mere human conceits and only cloud our understanding of how our environment
Deep, lucrative Utica Shale formation extends play to Southern Tier | stargazette.com | Star-Gazette Marcellus Shale development may be just the beginning. The massive gas-bearing shale formation that extends from West Virginia through the Southern Tier of New York, lies above another formation of equal or greater size, called the Utica Shale. The Utica formation runs from the heart of Pennsylvania through Quebec, and its potential is enormous. stargazette.com | Star-Gazette | Elmira news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Elmira, New York (June 5, 2010)