Thomas J Shepstone's Blog – July 2018 Archive (46)

Depletionism: Religion of Fractivists and Other Environmental Extremists

The religion of fractivists and other environmental extremists may be described as depletionism, a new Malthusian creed based on fear and selfishness.

Last week, a group of sustainable population organizations issued a global statement and call to action for World Population Day. According…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 31, 2018 at 8:52am — No Comments

The Marcellus Shale: Energy for the Future Right Below Our Feet

Lest we forget, the Marcellus Shale is one magnificent resource for the future and it’s right below our feet; well a mile or more below, actually, but close.

Not all rocks are created equal.

Millions of years ago, a deep basin known as the Appalachian Basin sat where the Marcellus formation is now. Areas that would become Pennsylvania,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 30, 2018 at 9:57am — No Comments

LNG Exports to the EU Are All About Their Freedom and Our Economy

More LNG exports to the EU are coming and they will help ensure the future freedom of Europeans while continuing the revitalization of our rural America.

Bloomberg News put out a wonderful story yesterday over its news service about what’s happening in the world of LNG exports. BusinessMirror carried it. It’s a…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 30, 2018 at 9:33am — No Comments

When Will Fractivists Say They’re Sorry?

The Sierra Club has basically apologized for its environmental hysteria about a starving polar bear. When can we expect fractivists to say they’re sorry?

There is an original December 2017 National Geographic magazine story about a gut-wrenching video and narrative of a dying polar bear video, which was the most visited piece in the publication’s history.

After 8 months, the National Geographic and the writer of this piece of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 29, 2018 at 7:28am — No Comments

It Seems there's nothing natural gas can't do!

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.

It seems there’s nothing natural gas can’t do:

Princess Cruises announced plans on Monday for construction of two new cruise ships — larger than ever and powered by liquid natural gas.

The California-based cruise line will add the as-yet unnamed ships in 2023 and 2025 to…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 28, 2018 at 8:27am — No Comments

California Energy Dreamin’ Demonstrates Futility and Danger of Fractivism

The Golden State is the breeding ground for the dangerous disease of California energy dreamin’ — a pathological obsession with energy political correctness.

Although this story concerns California, it is a preview of what’s coming to New England. Because of ongoing record-high heat in Cali, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) is telling residents to either “voluntarily” stop using electricity, or DWP is going to cut electricity to different…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 27, 2018 at 9:04am — No Comments

The Utopian Electric Vehicle Dream and Elon Musk’s Scheme to Exploit It

The electric vehicle dream, though it typically benefits natural gas, is nothing but utopian foolishness being exploited by big-time hustler Elon Musk.

The utopian goal of getting widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has become a mainstay of the “Keep It in the Ground” crowd. And, getting taxpayers to foot the bill via subsidies is their favorite mechanism for driving adoption.

Electric vehicle sales are currently propped up by a number of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 27, 2018 at 8:22am — No Comments

DCNR Shale Gas Report Blows Another Hole in DRBC Fracking Ban

A new Pennsylvania DCNR shale gas report re-ups conclusions from four years ago and blows a ship-sinking hole through the DRBC fracking ban justification hull.

Good news is hard to hide, even for Wolf Administration folks committed to supporting the governor’s DRBC fracking ban. A new DCNR shale gas report uses 202 pages to lay out how shale gas development on state lands has been…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 26, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

If Solar Is So Great Why Does Southern Tier Solar Works Deceive?

Southern Tier Solar Works has again tried to silence Vic Furman, but he has a question. Why, if solar is so great? And, why are they practicing deception?

There’s something rotten going on with Southern Tier Solar Works. Readers of NaturalGasNOW may recall a post I wrote back in June when Southern Tier…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 26, 2018 at 9:24am — No Comments

Sorry, DEP, But Your Environmental Justice Con Game Stinks

Like the word “stakeholder” the environmental justice con game is just another political tool for empowering special interests through proxies never given.

Every time I hear the phrase “environmental justice,” I want to scream “Where’s my damned justice?” The whole concept stinks. The basic theory is that “communities and populations should not be disproportionally exposed to adverse environmental impacts.” The fundamental premise is that “historically,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 25, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Nick Grealy Is Smiling Up There: Brits Finally Start Fracking in Lancashire

If our friend Nick Grealy was still around he’d be writing something very clever about the news; the Brits are finally going to start fracking in Lancashire.

Nick Grealy was speaking up for shale gas in the UK and around the world long before I got to it. I discovered his No Hot Air website very early in our own struggle and found it to be a wonderfully witty, in-your-face, source of information and attitude. Nick left us for a better place not so…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 25, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments

Simplistic Slogans Are No Help in Building Energy Infrastructure

Dan Markind offers a common sense approach to the challenge of rebuilding our nation’s energy infrastructure; drop the simplistic slogans and work together.

California and the Southwest are sweltering under one of the worst heat waves since the 1930’s dust bowl. Under such brutal conditions, residents face the added insult of rolling power brownouts.

Temperatures north of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley are approaching 110…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 25, 2018 at 9:05am — No Comments

DEP Says Shale Gas Air Impacts Limited, But Fractivists Deny Reality

Shale gas air impacts are limited, according to a recent study by Pennsylvania DEP, but Clean Air Council fractivists simply deny the reality, of course.

You really don’t need to know a lot more about the Clean Air Council’s lack of intellectual honesty than to read trust-funder Joseph Otis Minott’s statement regarding a recent Pennsylvania DEP air quality study finding shale gas air impacts to be limited. Here’s …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 24, 2018 at 11:19am — No Comments

Cuomo Donations Show Special Interest Agenda Behind “Clean Energy”

Gov. Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo does nothing except for money and Cuomo donations show the money is coming from special interest “clean energy” investors.

Politico New York, no friend of fracking, has been diligent in exposing the special interest agendas of those seeking political favor through Cuomo donations. A recent …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 24, 2018 at 8:48am — No Comments

Cabot Call Hims Out: Bill Huston, You Have A Problem

Binghamton Bill Huston told a whopper the other day, revealing a combination of arrogance and ignorance in his passionate desire to attack Cabot Oil & Gas.

As a responsible corporation, Cabot believes that educating the public about oil and natural gas production is part of our duty. When we hear concerns from the public regarding our operations, we do our best to respond with factual information. Transparency and accuracy, however, is a two way…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 23, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Renewable Energy Subsidies Dwarf Those Provided Oil & Gas

Market-distorting renewable energy subsidies, according to the Energy Information Administration, dwarf those allocated to oil, gas and other fossil fuels.

At the request of the Secretary of Energy, the Energy Information Administration (EIA), an independent agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, evaluated the subsidies that the federal government provided energy producers for…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 22, 2018 at 9:05am — No Comments

Broome County, New York Substitutes Solar Crumbs for Natural Gas Feast

Broome County, New York is now into the self-deception business, promoting nonexistent solar “savings” when what the county needs is natural gas development.

We have nothing against solar energy–honestly. Yes, in one sense solar competes with natural gas, but hey, let the best energy source win! Truth be told, we need all energy sources, not just one. So please understand this is not a “bash solar” story. However, we do have a problem when politicians and…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 22, 2018 at 5:44am — No Comments

FERC to Constitution Pipeline: A Year Means A Year, You Shoulda Fought

Sadly, FERC has once again refused to help Constitution Pipeline avoid the consequences of letting itself to be double-crossed by Gov. Andrew Corruptocrat.

FERC, in a decision released yesterday, has denied the Constitution Pipeline. This time it was the rejection of an excellently drafted request for a rehearing on the basis that the New York State DEC’s two refiling requests were nothing but a ruse to delay and ultimately deny the project. The DEC, which…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 20, 2018 at 8:31am — No Comments

Heinz Endowments Funds Radical Fractivist Attorneys

The Heinz Endowments is funding radical fractivist attorneys whose real goal is the destruction of capitalism and replacement of it with failed socialism.

During his wife’s campaign for political office, it was revealed that Jordan Yeager, the Delaware Riverkeeper’s radical attorney, was a member of the …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 19, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

Brookhaven Decision on Power Plant A Sign of Peak Fractivism and Return of Reason

The recent decision by the Brookhaven, Long Island Town Board to approve a gas power plant is evidence of a return to reason and rejection of fractivism.

Caithness Energy is a privately held company that specializes in buying or building (and operating) renewable energy and natural gas-fired power plants. We’ve written about a number of …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 19, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments

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