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

Let FERC Know Timely Decisions Are Needed for Pipelines

Let FERC know you are in favor of revising their natural gas infrastructure review procedures to be more transparent, understandable and timely.

Natural gas has rapidly become the Untied State’s fuel of choice. It is really no surprise as it has become so abundant and affordable. Natural gas has taken over where coal left off for power-generation as it is more economical and cleaner for the environment.

Natural gas pipeline development is imperative…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 18, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Justification for DRBC Fracking Ban Is A Fear-Mongering Diatribe

The official justification for the DRBC fracking ban is a fear-mongering diatribe. It supposes equipment failure and human error. It’s analysis paralysis.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman philosopher and statesman who died at his own hand in the year 65 AD on the order of Emperor Nero. He lived in especially fearful times. Yet, he penned a…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 18, 2018 at 9:01am — No Comments

The “Stupid Is As Stupid Does” World of Fractivism and So Much Else

James E. Smith explains how, we as a society, need to stand up and demand people to “stop doing stupid” if we are to grow socially and economically.

An old adage says we should “gladly suffer fools.” The opposing view is that we should “stop doing stupid.” Either way, the key concern is the direct impact that not confronting stupid or shortsighted actions has on morale and the…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 17, 2018 at 9:51am — No Comments

Ocean City Stands Firm: No Wind Turbines on Our Horizon

Residents of Ocean City, Maryland have made it clear, they do not want huge wind turbines obstructing their view and incentives will not change their minds.

Over a year ago, the Maryland Public Service Commission approved wind turbines to be located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, and the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has been reviewing those plans. But the town of Ocean City is creating a problem for the wind…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 16, 2018 at 10:22am — No Comments

Maya Strikes Out in Court Again; On Environmental Rights Amendment

The Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper has gotten mowed over in court again; this time is a defeat for Maya’s cherished Environmental Rights Amendment.

Ever since the Delaware Riverkeeper conned a soon to retire Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice into using the Commonwealth’s environmental rights amendment for legacy building street cred with his Philadelphia pals. Maya van Rossum, the Delware Riverkeeper in the flesh as she is prone to remind anyone…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 15, 2018 at 6:34am — No Comments

Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation Up; CO2 Emissions Down

The Energy Information Administration reports natural gas-fired electricity generation continues to increase as CO2 emissions continue to drop as a result.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported yesterday that natural gas-fired electricity generation is up again and continues to grow. Meanwhile, our CO2 emissions are down to 1992 levels when our Gross Domestic Product was but a third of what it is today. It’s no coincidence.

Here’s the…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 13, 2018 at 10:09am — No Comments

Narcissistic Anti-Pipeline Extremists Undermining Their Own Cause

Anti-pipeline extremists are slowly destroying their own movement, such as it is, by their attention-starved narcissistic behavior. They are off the rails.

Reality and facts are taking a real toll on the “Keep It in the Ground” movement.

Last May, citing the need to “store and deliver natural gas to a greater number of New Hampshire customers,” the New Hampshire State Senate …


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 13, 2018 at 9:18am — No Comments

Power Plant Developer Responds to Slimy Green Ulster County Executive

Developer of the proposed Ulster County 20 megawatt power plant fired back at “several inaccurate assertions” made by the County Executive.

Another case of irrational fossil fuel hatred has cropped up in (surprise!) New York State, in Ulster County (Hudson Valley area). This time the hater is Democrat County Executive Michael Hein. He doesn’t want a teeny tiny 20 megawatt gas-fired…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 12, 2018 at 10:42am — No Comments

President Trump Blasts Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Deal

President Trump calls out German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal she made with Russia, calling it “very inappropriate.”

President Donald Trump kicked off the 2018 NATO summit by blasting Germany over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal. At the opening reception, Trump…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 11, 2018 at 11:51am — No Comments

Tom Wolf Administration Pushing Special Interest Solar Ripoff

Tom Wolf has joined hands with special interests to promote a costly solar ripoff scheme that would have Pennsylvania copy the failed German Energiewende.

Yesterday, Tom Wolf’s DEP put out a news release asking for comments on a proposed solar ripoff plan forged hand in hand with the help of the usual suspects; PennFuture,…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 11, 2018 at 9:09am — No Comments

Superior Court’s Political Decision Voiding Rule of Capture Challenged

A PA Superior Court decision authored by a senior (retired) judge was a foolish attempt at policy-making threatening havoc over the rule of capture. SWN is suing.

Something very wrong happened in Pennsylvania’s Superior Court earlier this year as a mere two judges decided to get into policy-making and completely blew it on something called the rule of capture.

The Superior Court is …


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 10, 2018 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Patagonia Pushes Trendy Ideology for High-Ticket Profits

Patagonia pretends to market clothing for classic outdoors lovers, but it’s really in the virtue signaling business and targets trendy elitists for profits.

Ray Kroc, the man responsible for so much of McDonalds’ success once gave a speech to Harvard MBA students. He asked the room full of what is thought to be the brightest business students in the Nation, “What business is McDonald’s in?” After rejecting restaurants, hospitality, and a few others, Kroc…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 10, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments

MDN Releases Marcellus & Utica Shale Upstream Almanac 2018

Have questions about the natural gas industry? The newly released Marcellus & Utica Shale Upstream Almanac 2018 will answer them all with its easy to read data.

MDN is very excited to announce the publication of the Marcellus & Utica Shale Upstream Almanac 2018. The Almanac is a deep dive into the numbers, designed to answer…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 9, 2018 at 10:50am — No Comments

Jumpin’ Jeff Tittel Outraged at Buddy Phil Murphy’s Administration

Jeff Tittel, Sierra Club guy for New Jersey, thought he had a friend in Phil “the Panderer” Murphy, but now he’s outraged the Governor won’t do as he’s told.

Jeff Tittel, the humorless guy who is New Jersey Sierra Club is, nonetheless, a favorite of gullible media types who love it when he calls folks “fossil fools.” He takes himself quite seriously, though, and jumps up to the microphone and cameras whenever the opportunity arises. He even imagined Phil “the…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 9, 2018 at 8:09am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – July 7, 2018

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the DRBC, PennFuture, a warning to Governor Cuomo 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,…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 9, 2018 at 7:53am — No Comments

Even China Recognizes the Reality: Huge Solar Subsidies Make No Sense

China has discovered its huge solar subsidies not only don’t make sense but lead to ever higher electricity prices, so they’re now changing direction.

On June 1, 2018, China, the world’s largest solar market, announced changes to its solar subsidies, causing estimates of its future solar construction to be slashed. China will terminate approvals for new subsidized utility-scale photovoltaic power stations in 2018. The country will also reduce its feed-in…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 8, 2018 at 6:24am — No Comments

“Look at Me” Sandra Steingraber Does Stupid Analogy Trick

Fractivist shill Sandra Steingraber is flustered with our victory over the DRBC and doing stupid analogy tricks to demonstrate how just how shallow she is.

“Look at me” Sandra Steingraber is quite proud of herself. She begins her story on her website describing herself as “acclaimed ecologist and author.” It’s hard to argue the “acclaimed” is not deserved, though, considering the…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 6, 2018 at 12:17pm — No Comments

A Reflection on the Wannabe Kings of Environmentalism Activism

Independence Day should be a time of reflection on our Declaration. Lincoln had some thoughts in that regard that apply today to environmental activism.

Environmental activism has, over time, become ever more radical and intolerant. Its adherents are, too, ever more intent upon imposing their will on others (for the latter’s own good, of course). They demand others submit to their views, while posturing either as nature’s protector or the representative of a…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 5, 2018 at 9:13am — No Comments

Why Is the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Not Getting the Attention It Deserves?

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is one of Russia’s grandest hopes, something to make a weak Europe ever more dependent on itself. Why is it being ignored?

As we approach Independence Day, the disconnect between what is reported in the press and what the world situation actually is remains very curious.

Yesterday, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough and Council of Foreign Relations President Richard Haass bemoaned the fact…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 4, 2018 at 6:03am — No Comments

Victory! DRBC Loses in Federal Court, Good Guys Advance!

Finally, at long last, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled and it was a clear victory for the good guys and a major defeat for the arrogant DRBC.

When Federal District Court Judge Mariani dismissed the Wayne Land and Mineral Group’s argument that a well pad is not a water project back in March of last year, I noted the following:

The DRBC argued for…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on July 3, 2018 at 7:16pm — No Comments

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