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Pipeline Jobs Are Real and Are Created Where the Action Is

Let there be no doubt; pipeline jobs are real, happen where the pipelines are being built and provide first-class employment opportunities for the trades.

I’ll never forget a trade union speaker at the giant Harrisburg rally for gas a while back. He pointed how tired he was of hearing pipeline opponents say such construction jobs were but temporary. His reply? “I’ve been feeding my family for 25 years with those ‘temporary’ jobs.” How right he was. Not only…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 6, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

Lancaster General Hospital Does Hypocrisy on Natural Gas

Lancaster General Hospital has, in perhaps the most glaring example of fracking hypocrisy ever, chosen to promote fractivist politics by one of its staff.

Perhaps it’s time for those who support using clean-burning natural gas to find a new hospital, if they live in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. In the fall edition of The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital, an anti-fossil fuel doctor who practices at the hospital published an outrageous…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 5, 2017 at 9:19am — No Comments

Laura Legere Does Yet Another Phony Story on Fracking

Laura Legere, long-time lackey for the fractivist cause, has produced another hit piece on the natural industry that leaves out the most important facts.

Laura Legere is no journalist. She’s a hard-core advocate playacting as one and always has been. A weekend story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer, to which she “contributed,” is just the latest fusillade aimed at an industry she has long despised. When…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 5, 2017 at 8:35am — No Comments

Coal and Nuclear Subsidy Cram Down Brings Everyone Else Together

Proposed Federal coal and nuclear energy subsidies unite everyone else, forging a natural coalition of natural gas and renewables so many try hard to avoid.

Eleven very diverse energy trade groups (the Energy Trade Associations) have weighed in with FERC against the DOE’s nuclear and coal subsidy rule (a/k/a …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 4, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

DRBC Trying to Steal Pennies from Dead Man’s Eyes?

Make no mistake about it; the DRBC is engaged in a despicable enterprise that’s a lot like stealing pennies from a dead man’s eyes, according to Bob Nolan.

While delivering his Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a very cogent observation regarding a freeman’s rights:

“And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe–the belief that the rights of man…
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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 3, 2017 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Natural Gas Protein: The New “It’s What’s for Dinner” Meal?

A new protein derived from feeding bacteria a methane-laced solution is being used to help feed farm animals and maybe soon, humans. 

Food supplies around the world can sometimes be scarce. Natural resources may not be adequate in some areas with increasing human population or as we are seeing in toleration dictatorships such as North Korea or Venezuela, the scarcity is a combination of situations that lead to the starvation of people.

To create a…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 3, 2017 at 10:53am — No Comments

An Open Letter to the Fenton Planning Board

Vic Furman writes an open letter to the Town of Fenton Planning Board in Broome County, New York in support of the NG Advantage natural gas terminal project.

Dear Planning Board Members;

You have made the correct decision in permitting NG Advantage to establish a natural gas transfer station on a service road already zoned industrial by the Town of Fenton. Stick to it!

My…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 3, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – September 30, 2017

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about NG Advantage, crude prices, the top drillers 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 2, 2017 at 10:17am — No Comments

Good Energy News Doesn’t Depend on Conventional Wisdom

Nick Grealy, ever the realist, bares all in talking of his battles, with a confident optimism in the triumph of good energy news over convention wisdom.

I have been so blessed in so many ways. Life is too short to be wasted on regret, but as Francis Albert Sinatra sang, I’ve had a few of those, and as I start thinking about my legacy, I’ll inevitably address the negative side of that over the next few weeks. I intend to do that filtered via a collaborator who…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 2, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Frivolous Is As Frivolous Does; Fractivist Playing Nuns Lose

The radical nuns from Lancaster County who have been playing fractivist while using natural gas filed a frivolous lawsuit that just got tossed out of court.

A group of Catholic nuns in Lancaster County called Adorers of the Blood of Christ have tried several strategies to derail the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project. One of stunts they have pulled, in league with a radical Big Green group, is to …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 1, 2017 at 6:56am — No Comments

How Our Land and Natural Rights Are Being Taken and Why

Keeping the fruit of one’s labor, that is property, is one of our natural rights. It is being taken by those who would steal that fruit for themselves.

Land is property, the fruit of one’s labor. It can only be held through constant labor, in fact, that will pay the taxes and maintain its economic value. Like all property, personal or otherwise, it is one of the natural rights of humans willing to put the labor into making it productive. If we cannot keep the…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on September 30, 2017 at 8:48am — No Comments

Progress Made: PennEast Pipeline Compressor Station Approved

The only compressor station along the PennEast pipeline has been approved by Kidder Township supervisors; moving this important project another giant step forward.

Progress is being made as the Kidder Township Board of Supervisors vote 5-0 to approve the land use permit for the only compressor station along the …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on September 29, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

How Natural Gas Development Is Changing Lives, Creating Opportunity

Opportunities follow natural gas development, whether its creating jobs, saving on energy costs or lowing emissions, it’s changing lives for the better.

The first time I heard of natural gas development I knew, by the excitement in the voice of the person telling me, this was going to do amazing things for our area. Little did I know then how much opportunity was about to be created. As natural gas leases were signed by landowners and farmers, you started to…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on September 28, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments

UDRBC Formed to Fight for Upper Delaware Citizens

A new landowner group, UDRBC, has been formed to fight back against the DRBC and anyone else threatening the rights of Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens.

With the DRBC continuing to encroach upon property owner rights in the Delaware River Watershed, the need for a coalition spanning multiple counties and multiple states has never been greater. Members of the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC) believe this; for the people who actually live and work…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on September 28, 2017 at 8:22am — No Comments

The Down River Balderdash Club (DRBC) That Uses Gas

The cowardly DRBC that wants us to imagine it’s fearful of what natural gas production might mean for the river basin is full of balderdash – it uses gas!

The resolution to consider some vague sort of ban on fracking in the Delaware River basin wasn’t the only one adopted by the DRBC on September 13, 2017. There was another and this one makes a mockery of everything proclaimed in the one everyone’s writing about.

The now infamous …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on September 27, 2017 at 2:50pm — No Comments

NG Advantage Meeting in Fenton Goes Well; Were Minds Changed?

Vic Furman reports on the meeting last night in the Town of Fenton regarding the NG Advantage proposal. It went well. Could some minds have been changed?

Tonight was another night where two sides met in a forum opposing each others opinion on a proposed NG Advantage transfer station. Enrico (“Rico”) Biasetti, the CEO from NG Advantage, gave a great presentation to the audience,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on September 27, 2017 at 9:17am — No Comments

Emissions Are Down as New Technologies Increase Production

Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions have improved to 30-year lows. This is due to the increased use of natural gas and industry investment. 

There is no doubt about it, the air we are breathing is cleaner than it has been in nearly thirty years. This is not because of government forced regulation or from the onslaught of environmentalists’ pressures, but rather, it is largely in thanks to natural gas.

The United States has been a leader in…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on September 27, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – September 23, 2017

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Atlantic Sunrise, FERC, Jordan Cove LNG terminal 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 September 26, 2017 at 10:01am — No Comments

Rep. Jonathan Fritz Calls Foul on DRBC Frack Ban

Rep. Jonathan Fritz, a native of Wayne County, Pennsylvania has called foul on the members of the DRBC and their double-standards when it comes to fracking.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives member Jonathan Fritz, Republican from Wayne County, is one of the rising stars in the Pennsylvania House. MDN editor Jim Willis has met and spoken with Rep. Fritz twice.…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on September 26, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments

royaltys

How is it the pa. gov are not taking care of this injustice and theft of royalties. Every one knows we are being ROBBED. Woodie Guthrie once said " SOME PEOPLE WILL ROB YOU WITH A SIX GUN, OTHERS WITH A FOUNTAIN PEN " This is so true the robbers. The gas and oil companies and now our leaders in government are not serving the citizens. They apparently know what's right and what is wrong, but are they being persuaded from outside forces. I believe they are. We can all guess what's the driving…

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Added by dave smith on September 26, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

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A Tangled Web Emerges as PennEast Opponents Practice to Deceive

Posted by Thomas J Shepstone on October 18, 2017 at 9:01am 0 Comments

A recent article in The Daily Signal exposed the tangled web created by PennEast opponents as they have practiced to deceive in their pipeline enmity.

Kevin Mooney did fantastic job with an article the other day…

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