January 2018 Blog Posts (30)

The Fight is Not Over: Constitution Pipeline Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

Refusing to give up, the Constitution Pipeline filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the corrupt NY DEC ruling against the project and uphold the law.

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” – Mark Twain (and Constitution Pipeline). Last week it was our duty to report the sad news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found they …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 18, 2018 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Jessup Borough Brings Radical Lawyer Jordan Yeager on Board

Jessup Brough just hired radical attorney Jordan Yeager, who’s in the business of lawyering for fractivist groups funded by big-money special interests.

Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, is home to a brand new natural gas fired power plant now being finished by the Invenergy company. Indeed, part of the plant is due to start operations next month. But, something very strange and deceptive appears to be going on. A new Borough Council, which now…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 18, 2018 at 10:06am — No Comments

UDRBC Calls Out the DRBC Fracking Ban As Discrimination and Theft

The Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens or UDRBC has called out the DRBC fracking ban as unfair, a theft of property rights, overreach and discrimination.

On June 8, 2015, along with six others, I met with Governor Wolf regarding natural gas development. What was very telling in that meeting was not just what he talked about, but what…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 17, 2018 at 8:53am — No Comments

NWPOA Merges with UDRBC to Fight for Citizen Rights

The Northern Wayne Property Owners Alliance or NWPOA has merged with the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens or UDRBC to fight the DRBC beast for its rights.

A sleeping giant has been awakened. An historic merger recently took place as a huge landowner alliance, the Northern Wayne Property Owners Alliance, joined forces with the newly formed Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens Association creating a mega alliance in the fight for property owner rights and…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 17, 2018 at 8:34am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – January 13, 2018

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about Invenergy, the Transco Pipeline, Russian LNG and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 16, 2018 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Mystery of Media Yakking on Fracking and Yawns on Yamal

Why do supposed journalists tell us the only fracking is bad fracking, while they give their silent assent for Russian LNG from Yamal with huge CO2 impacts?

It would be hard to find a natural gas project as cynical as the Yamal project in Siberia. The basic reason it exists at all is to take advantage of warming…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 16, 2018 at 8:46am — No Comments

From California’s DWR to Cuomo’s DEC, Incompetence Reigns

A dam that nearly burst, a needed pipeline shunted aside in a cynical political move, a poorly managed construction project. From DWR to DEC, only bumbling.

Outside of California, very few people probably saw the report released last week from the independent commission investigating the near-destruction of the Oroville Dam north of Sacramento. It didn’t generate much national press. This report, however, may be one of the most important analyses done in the…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 15, 2018 at 9:09am — No Comments

No, Natural Gas Isn’t the Source of Increased Methane Levels

The atmosphere is showing signs of increased methane, but contrary to popular belief, it is not natural gas nor fracking that is responsible.

Fractivists have been stretching to link fracking and natural gas to everything they can think of for years. The twisting of facts and intermingling emotions in their propaganda is 101 training for new members. It is almost as is if groups like the Food and Water Watch sit new hires in a dark broom closet and force them…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 15, 2018 at 8:40am — No Comments

The DRBC Is Engaged in High Stakes, High-Tech Colonialism

They want the land; they’ve always wanted it. Now, they’re stealing it out from underneath us—just taking it—with some high stakes, high-tech colonialism.

Two miles west of Waymart, Pennsylvania, where the DRBC will hold two of its hearings on a proposed fracking ban later this month, is the border between the Delaware and Susquehanna River basins. Those on this, the Delaware side, of what might as well as be the Berlin Wall for us, are seeing a theft…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 14, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week - January 13, 2018

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

Here’s more material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers; great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links and other short bits below:…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 13, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Constitution Pipeline Learns Never to Play Ball With DEC

Cuomo’s DEC played the delay game with the permitting process of the Constitution Pipeline and won; FERC says its hands are tied and will not overrule.

This is a bitter and sad day. The five Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a decision yesterday (copy below) that FERC will not overrule an illegal decision by the corrupt Cuomo Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to block construction of the Constitution Pipeline…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 13, 2018 at 6:23am — No Comments

It’s “Stupid Is As Stupid Does” on Northeast Gas Prices

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bad policy decisions on pipelines and fracking in New York are causing northeast gas prices to skyrocket.

Natural gas prices in some parts of the Northeast increased by 60 to 70 times their recent rates because there is insufficient pipeline capacity in the region during periods of high demand spurred by cold weather. The recent cold weather system stressed the market as much as the polar vortex of 2014. Natural gas is increasingly…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 12, 2018 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Memorandum to DRBC: Don’t Be Dolts!

John J. Interval wants the DRBC permanent fracking ban rejected for the sake of the economy and protection of property owner’s rights.

Protecting private property rights is a bedrock principle of a free society and a key to explaining American prosperity.

That principle is in danger of being subverted. The …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 11, 2018 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Upstate New York Shrinks As Andy Cuts Off Pipeline Lifelines

Students leave and families depart. Upstate New York becomes ever less affordable and opportunity ever more limited, while Cuomo cuts off pipeline lifelines.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Power Plants Arise Near Natural Gas” noted the construction of billion dollar gas-fired electric plants in the Marcellus region of Pennsylvania. Company reps for Calpine, Invenergy, Dynegy, and Caithness said the proximity to abundant, low cost gas…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 11, 2018 at 9:24am — No Comments

Cuadrilla and UK Shale Already $1 Billion Enterprise?

Nick Grealy’s math suggests Cuadrilla and the U.K.’s Bowland Shale are already worth a billion dollars before the first yield results are even published.

Opponents of UK onshore gas have consistently said it won’t make any money. Well here goes that theory.

Cuadrilla Resources is getting closer to getting gas out of the ground each week, and this from …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 11, 2018 at 8:57am — No Comments

Why Mariner East 2 Is Essential to Southeast PA – Part II

The economic benefits of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline for Southeast PA go far beyond the $9 billion of construction impacts. There is much, much more there.

Yesterday, I excerpted parts of a guest post on Marcellus Drilling News from Garland L. Thompson extolling the economics of the Mariner East 2 to Southeast PA. My post…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 10, 2018 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate Hunger Games and Trojan Horses

Andrew Cuomo is playing hunger games and using Trojan horses to empty out Upstate as he seeks to further increase his personal control over the Empire State.

Andrew Cuomo said, “I’ve done more for Upstate economic development than any governor in the history of the state of New York”. With friends like Cuomo, who needs enemies?

In reality, upstate New York job growth has been less than a quarter of the national average with an outright loss of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 10, 2018 at 8:54am — No Comments

Why the Mariner East 2 Pipeline Is Essential to Southeast PA

All the hullabaloo over construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline (that follows the route of an existing pipeline) obscures the fact Southeast PA needs it.

Our good friend and frequent source, Jim Willis, over at Marcellus Drilling News, provides the sort of inside information you’ll never get from mainstream media or the special-interest shills at StateImpactPA when they report on Mariner East 2. Neither has much interest in reporting on…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 9, 2018 at 9:01am — No Comments

Corruptocrat and Bay State Bozos Bring Russian LNG to US

Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Corruptocrat, and dumb as a rock Massachusetts politicians have succeeded in bringing Russian LNG to the US through their pipeline delays.

Andrew Cuomo, not so affectionately known here as Governor Corruptocrat, has stopped three separate pipeline projects intended to bring natural gas top New York and New England. Bay State politicians of no spine have likewise caved to extreme environmentalists and fractivists in killing their own…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 8, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – January 6, 2018

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about natural gas consumption, Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Marcellus wells and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 8, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

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The Fight is Not Over: Constitution Pipeline Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

Posted by Thomas J Shepstone on January 18, 2018 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

Refusing to give up, the Constitution Pipeline filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the corrupt NY DEC ruling against the project and uphold the law.

“The reports of my death have been greatly…

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