October 2017 Blog Posts (52)

Constitution Pipeline Petition Tells How Company Was Conned by Cuomo

Constitution Pipeline has petitioned FERC to declare NY-DEC waived rights to act on its water quality certification application. It’s one compelling story.

Earlier this month, the Constitution Pipeline folks filed a petition with FERC to essentially overrule the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denial of its application for water quality certification. It’s old news but I only recently got around to reading the petition itself,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 31, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – October 28, 2017

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about a shale boom, pipeline protesters, Saudi Arabia and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with YesFM. YesFM will be airing the full 60 minute version of the program on Sunday mornings. YesFM broadcasts primarily in Sullivan and Bradford counties, with some ancillary coverage in neighboring counties and…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 30, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

Fractivist Nightmare: China, Wanting Cleaner Skies, Seeks Our LNG

Here in the Northeast, spoiled brat fractivists attack fracking for kicks, while China is seeking our LNG to make cleaner skies; it’s a fractivist nighmare!

It just doesn’t get any better, or worse, if you’re a fractivist. A fractivist nightmare, even now, is taking shape inside the ever dreamy heads of the loopy malcontents who do fractivism’s dirty work and the empty minds of the trust-funders who finance them. It’s China going blue—natural gas blue that is—and…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 30, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

Despite Fractivists, Nova Scotia Fueled By Marcellus Shale Gas

Fractivists have delayed and killed some pipelines to the Northeast but they’ve failed to stop Marcellus Shale gas from reaching Maine and Nova Scotia.

For years now MDN has kept an eye on several LNG (liquefied natural gas) export plants planned in Nova Scotia, Canada. Why? Because of the potential for Marcellus/Utica gas to feed those hungry beasts, once they are built. How…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 30, 2017 at 9:15am — No Comments

Enviro-Terrorists Are Simply Terrorists Who Victimize Themselves

Enviro-terrorists twist facts and use scare tactics to convince themselves of their righteousness, but in reality, they are just like other terrorists.

Scare tactics and fearmongering are the ordinary tools used by enviro-terrorists, although they are instinctively drawn to vandalism and violence as a natural outgrowth of their cult behavior. They take snippets of information out of context and blow it widely out of proportion to be disseminated to their…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 29, 2017 at 5:53am — No Comments

Fracking Slashes Consumer Prices for Gas and Electric

Fracking, combined with horizontal drilling, brought forth a shale revolution that has slashed consumer prices for both gas and electric in this country.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy just released a report showing Pennsylvanians have benefited enormously by fracking and horizontal drilling, the combination of which has been the shale…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 28, 2017 at 7:48am — No Comments

Why Does Tom the Taxman Wolf Keep Lying About Severance Taxes?

Tom “the Taxman” Wolf never relents in spreading lies when it comes to severance taxes because he aims to reward the public employee unions who are his base.

Tom Wolf, the taxman, was at it again yesterday, telling Southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia region) politicians how he wanted to rescue them and their public employee union political base with a severance tax on natural gas. He repeated, yet again, the same lies he’s been telling since he ran for…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 28, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Minnesota Taxpayers Fund Enviro-Terrorist Video Game

Minnesota taxpayers have, in the name of the arts, funded an enviro-terrorist video game named “Thunderbird Strike” built by a Michigan State faculty member.

We’ve all heard our moms say, “It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye,” but for one anti-pipeline activist, it’s all fun and games when somebody loses an eye … or their life.

“Thunderbird Strike,” a video game developed by a Michigan State University assistant professor, allows a…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 27, 2017 at 9:11am — No Comments

Tom Wolf’s Severance Tax Based on False Premises

In a letter to PA Representatives, PIOGA clearly explains and leaves no doubt the proposed severance tax is full of false premises and will overtax the natural gas industry.

It’s well past the time for an honest discussion about a Pennsylvania severance tax.

A little over a week ago at an event in Erie, …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 26, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Fractivist Antics on Mariner East 2 Are A Divine Comedy

The Mariner East 2 pipeline project has produced some utterly mad stuff that can only be described as a modern day Divine Comedy; an inferno of absurdity.

More than 700 years ago Dante Alighieri authored his “Divine Comedy,” a three part narrative poem taking the reader through the various levels of Hell (the “Inferno”), Purgatory and Paradise. It’s the classic…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 26, 2017 at 9:11am — No Comments

The Pompous Patrician Faces of Fractivism Who Make It Happen

It’s amazing how few few people are behind fractivism, funding it and pulling the strings. They’re trust-funders and patricians of the aristocratic class.

There are no special interests like those of patricians — the gentry ruling class. They fund virtually all of fractivism, not to mention other radical chic causes. They’re sort of people who mingle only among themselves, have little or no knowledge of middle class habits or values and even less desire to…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 25, 2017 at 9:27am — No Comments

Cuadrilla Goes Gangbusters, Grealy Goes Ghostbusters

Bill Murray wannabe Nick Grealy, draws out there parallels between Cuadrilla’s steady progress in demolishing fracking myths and the “Ghostbusters movie.”

There are two sides to the theory that UK opposition to shale gas makes the development of an industry problematic. Interestingly, many on both the “conventional wisdom” and the noisy, tiny and increasingly irrelevant opposition side are stuck in the same rut.

The rut derives from Britain’s favorite…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 24, 2017 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Millennium Goes to War with DEC, Asks FERC to Overrule

In an effort to avoid more New York DEC stall tactics, Millennium asks FERC to issue the Notice to Proceed so the pipeline can be completed on time.

On Aug. 30, the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a letter to FERC and Millennium Pipeline denying Millennium’s…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 24, 2017 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Scammers

Please be careful answering to a Sandra Essien. She is a scammer who sent me message that she has something important to tell me so I emailed her. She came up with a bull story that I had a relative in Indonesia which left millions in their bank and was killed in 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa. She offered 50-50 of the money, which makes me very upset she is a member of MarcellusShale. I hope I haven't…

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Added by Susan VillersPhipps on October 23, 2017 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Shale Gas News – October 21, 2017

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about seismic testing, wastewater recycling, microturbines and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with YesFM. YesFM will be airing the full 60 minute version of the program on Sunday mornings. YesFM broadcasts primarily in Sullivan and Bradford counties, with some ancillary coverage in neighboring…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 23, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments

FERC Shouldn't Be Picking Energy Winners and Losers

FERC has no business picking energy winners and losers. Sadly is what DOE seems to want and is now proposing.

On Friday, September 29th, the Department of Energy released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing a rule for action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The notice calls on FERC to create new rules for how grid operators value “reliability…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 22, 2017 at 6:26am — No Comments

Clean Air Council (Haas & Heinz Families) Harass Mariner East 2

Mariner East 2 Pipeline is target of lawsuit intended to simply delay completion financed by the Haas & Heinz.

Back in May, six anti-pipeline residents living near where the Mariner East 2 pipeline will pass asked the Middletown (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) town council to reject the path of the pipeline near their property because it would, supposedly, pass closer than town code allows. The town council told the residents they’re out of luck—the town…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Fantasy Flights of the Mind from the “Keep-It-in-the-Ground” Folks

The “Keep-It-in-the-Ground” movement is built upon completely thoughtless fantasies of the mind; flights into the never-never dreamland of ideologues.

If you’ve got a few minutes to kill and you want to see something really cool, click on this link and see how many aircraft are in the sky right now. You can zoom in close to see hundreds of airplanes flying over your state, or…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 20, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

Revoking the Clean Power Plan Will Let Natural Gas Win

The Clean Power Plan (CPP), finalized in 2015, aimed to slash emissions from the power sector 32% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. Power plants emit nearly one-third of greenhouse gases in the U.S.

Under the plan, states were to develop implementation plans for existing power plants to meet emissions standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If they did not, EPA would develop a plan for them. EPA chief Scott Pruitt on October 10, 2017 signed a…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 20, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

Let’s Save Upstate New York: Divide the State to Free It

Upstate New York and the New York City metro area would both benefit by dividing the Empire State but it’s the only way to save Upstate if we’re serious.

While attending school at Fordham University in the largest city in the nation, it can be easy to forget about those living outside of the New York City bubble. New York State is a state of nearly 20 million people, with over 8.5 million right in the five boroughs. Under the bright lights, tall buildings and…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 19, 2017 at 8:39am — No Comments

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