Marcellus Shale motherlode brings world of change

A cleaned fracking pipe is ready for use in a drill operation. In 2007, drillers had 27 wells tapping the Marcellus Shale rock deposit in the state. Last year, a record 1,445 natural gas wells were drilled.  (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

A cleaned fracking pipe is ready for use in a drill operation. In 2007, drillers had 27 wells tapping the Marcellus Shale rock deposit in the state. Last year, a record 1,445 natural gas wells were drilled. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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