March 2018 Blog Posts (31)

The Sustainability Bugaboo and the Price of Green Political Correctness

Steven Pinker looks at sustainability and what it cannot be allowed to mean if we value progress. It’s not the green political correctness pushed on us.

Add Steven Pinker to the list of rational thinkers who proclaim we need to stop playing games of green political correctness if we value positive change. Sustainability, as fractivists and other environmental extremists would apply the term, has become a bugaboo preventing us from giving our children a better…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 13, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Second Circuit to Cuomo and Wackos on Millennium Pipeline: You Lose!

The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of FERC on the Millennium Pipeline extension, telling both intervenors and the DEC they’re wrong.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled yesterday on Andrew Cuomo’s DEC appeal of FERC’s determination that it had taken too long in acting upon a water quality…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 13, 2018 at 9:06am — No Comments

PennEast Asks: Should New Jersey Get Its Energy from Russia or from Pennsylvania?

PennEast Pipeline has laid out the New Jersey dilemma with respect to pipelines vs. the “trendy, but scientifically unfounded” fixations of environmental extremists; Russia or Pennsylvania?

Those Russian shipments of LNG to Boston as its politicians and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stood on soapboxes to earn brownie points with environmental extremists in opposing pipelines were a…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 12, 2018 at 4:11pm — No Comments

How the DRBC Could Have Kept the Power On Last Thursday

The DRBC offices were closed last Thursday as electrical outages forced a shutdown. That’s not much of a problem, but there is a solution. It’s natural gas.

When the DRBC offices in West Trenton, New Jersey, had to shut down last Thursday, March 8, the cheers began among my friends, neighbors and relatives. Shutting down the DRBC is next best thing to free beer. The agency has been doing everything it can, in cooperation with the Delaware Povertykeeper to…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 12, 2018 at 9:49am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – March 10, 2018

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about a second fracking wave, U.S. oil production, steel tariffs 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,…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 12, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments

Will Lafayette, Colorado Become Another Sacrificial Pawn for the CELDF?

Tom Linzey, the court sanctioned radical lawyer who buried Grant Township and others in litigation now has his eyes on Lafayette, Colorado as his next pawn.

Lafayette, Colorado is apparently entertaining a proposal from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) to make it yet another sacrificial pawn in its campaign to upend the U.S. Constitution and start a revolution. …


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 12, 2018 at 8:45am — No Comments

Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo's Shame: The Southern Tier Exodus

Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo sold out the Southern Tier of New York for the sake of appeasing the NRDC gang. It’s caused a dreadful Southern Tier exodus.

New York’s Southern Tier is experiencing an exodus, Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo having denied the region any hope of economic revival with his fracking ban and war on pipelines; all to please a handful of malcontents and feather his bed with the all-powerful NRDC gang. The Albany Business Review…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 11, 2018 at 8:04am — No Comments

Okies, Too, Learn Renewable Energy Subsidies No Longer Affordable

Oklahoma has produced more wind energy per capita than just about any place else but the costs of the renewable energy subsidies are wholly unsustainable.

Oklahoma is the nation’s second largest wind generator, behind Texas. Last year, Oklahoma generated 31.3…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 10, 2018 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week - March 10, 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:…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 10, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sen. Lisa Baker Exposes the DRBC Fracking Ban Case As An Empty Shell

Sen. Lisa Baker questioned Pennsylvania DEP Sec. McDonnell regarding the DRBC quagmire at Senate Budget hearings and got him to admit some important things.

Pennsylvania Senator Lisa Baker deserves three cheers for her questioning of DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell at Senate budget hearings. It was a very respectable discussion, as is proper, but Baker had done her homework and accomplished several things. Most of all, she got an uncomfortable McDonnell,…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 10, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Michael Bloomberg Buying AG Offices Through the NYU Law School?

There’s something nefarious going on with the supposedly non-political NYU Law School, which Mike Bloomberg seems to be using to buy AG offices for the NRDC.

Last December MDN told you about the bastardization of our justice system. The New York University (NYU) School of Law is paying to…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 9, 2018 at 8:35am — No Comments

U.S. Meets Carbon Emissions Years Early, While Germany Falls Short

The United States is exceeding the Clean Power Plan’s carbon emissions targets and timelines. Germany, however, is poised for a “spectacular miss” meeting their emission goals.

The United States took a lot of heat from Germany and other nations for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, so we should be forgiven for feeling a sense of …


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 8, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

More Evidence Russians Behind Some Fractivist Groups

So much of the fractivist movement is completely fake—to the core—with a handful of groups operating under myriad names and the Russians behind some of it.

As we’ve learned of recent, the Russians are very active with social media in this country, trying to stir up things wherever they can, often on both sides of issues. One area where they’ve most definitely taken one side, though, is on hydraulic fracturing. They’re against it, unless they’re the ones doing…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 8, 2018 at 9:25am — No Comments

Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit Makes Its Way Through Region

A Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit is helping students across Northeastern Pennsylvania learn about energy thanks to Cabot, Southwestern Energy and Williams.

Youths at schools in three counties will have a better idea of how their math and science studies relate to the natural gas industry by the end of the week, as the Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU) makes its way through the region. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation sponsored the virtual field trip, which…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 8, 2018 at 9:05am — No Comments

Carpetbagging Earthworks Uses Anti-Growth Dirty Tricks on Ohio Counties

Earthworks, the anti-growth tool of a handful of rich gentry class foundations, is embarked on an astroturfed campaign of dirty tricks aimed at Ohio.

We’ve covered some of what’s happening in three counties in Ohio as small network of fractivist types attempts to throw up obstacles to Cabot Oil & Gas doing…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 7, 2018 at 2:23pm — No Comments

DRBC Short-Circuits Science and Goes Straight to Politics

Uni Blake says the DRBC has put politics before science with its proposal to enact a fracking ban based on equally political New York State health studies.

The following is Uni’s testimony at yesterday’s DRBC hearing:

My name is Uni Blake, and I am a scientific advisor at the American Petroleum Institute with a background in…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 7, 2018 at 11:06am — No Comments

The DRBC Concludes Its Sham Hearings with Comedy Routine

The DRBC finished its sham hearings on its proposed fracking ban yesterday with a phone-in exercise that started late, ended early and was a comedy routine.

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) ended its sham set of hearings on its proposed fracking ban yesterday. It was a joke. Set up as experimental hearing format where…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 7, 2018 at 10:13am — No Comments

Goodbye, Dumb Unlimited, I Loved You When You Were Trout Unlimited

Gordon Tomb, a former chapter officer of Trout Unlimited, calls the group out for venturing into political stupidity with the proposed DRBC fracking ban.

Trout Unlimited exceeded the limit of my tolerance for stupidity when it asked that I support a proposed fracking ban in the Delaware River watershed.

Forty years ago I was an officer of a Trout Unlimited chapter in southwestern Pennsylvania, where there were probably more miles of streams polluted by…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 7, 2018 at 8:21am — No Comments

Bravo! Judge Calls Out Ecoterrorist As “Narcissistic and Attention-Seeking”

A judge has called out an ecoterrorist by the names that properly attach to many of those we know as fractivists — narcissistic and attention seeking.

Not since John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln has an actor so spectacularly misread his audience.

After assassinating President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.—and plotting with his coconspirators to simultaneously assassinate three others—the egotistical actor expected to be hailed as a…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 6, 2018 at 9:43am — No Comments

But, Native Americans and First Nations Oppose Natural Gas Development, Don’t They?

As Canada looks to develop its natural gas reserves, Native Americans and First Nations are showing their support and can see its importance.

Canada is rapidly developing its natural gas reserves, and as it does, Native Americans and First Nations are looking to participate and support it. First Nations have always played a part in the development of natural gas…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 6, 2018 at 9:05am — No Comments

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