Time to Turn off the Sound on Pipeline Complaints

severance tax - Doug Berkley ReportsDouglas Berkley
Noise Solutions, Technical Sales & Solutions
Publisher: Tri-State Shale Traveler

The continual attacks on the much-needed transmission pipeline projects like the Constitution and PennEast are maddening. Our New England/East Coast friends are paying exorbitant gas prices and it’s not necessary.

Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are producing natural gas in record amounts and we are trying to get the residents of the coast our products.  But, a select few whine and moan about new pipelines and cause the larger majority of folks to suffer these high gas rates.  Of all the reasons they come up with to protest, the one that grabs me the most is the noise issue, because it’s so disingenuous.

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Are You Proud of This, David Haas?

shale gas outrages - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


The Delaware Riverkeeper’s Tracy Carluccio crossed a line of decency with comments about threats to PennEast Pipeline employees. Is David Haas proud of her?

I wrote her last week about opposition to the PennEast Pipeline financed by David Haas and his William Penn Foundation, opposition channeled through the Clean Air Council and the Delaware Riverkeeper, among others. That opposition has helped to stir up hate; hate intense enough to have now led to death threats against PennEast Pipeline employees that are being investigated by the FBI.

Now, to go along with this, we have an outrageous comment from Tracy Carluccio at the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, suggesting the whole thing is a sham intended to distract from the debate over the pipeline. It’s a page right out of the radical manual. One has to wonder if David Haas is proud of paying for this indecency.

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The Many-Faced Phonies Opposing the Constitution Pipeline

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Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW


As the Constitution Pipeline nears final approvals from New York State and, one hopes, construction, the many-faced phonies in opposition try another letter.

Yesterday, writing about the Tioga County waterless fracking proposal and the nature of the opposition to it, I noted how one of the common tricks in the fractivist playbook is to operate under multiple names, when, in reality, it’s all the same tiny group of people serving as fronts for special interests. Now, these multi-faced phonies, are pulling the same stunt with a last minute letter to the New York State DEC opposing the issuance of water quality approvals for the already FERC approved Constitution Pipeline. It’s signed by roughly 60 groups but a closer look at the list reveals what a joke the whole thing is.

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Fractivists Against Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline

Constitution Pipeline - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association


The latest anti-fracking tizzy-fit is about Kinder Morgan’s 412 mile Northeast Energy Direct (NED) transmission pipeline.

The Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will run from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire. The gas it will carry is destined for New England and shipment overseas. This pipeline will run parallel to Cabot Williams’ Constitution line in Delaware County.

At a recent Oneonta, NY, FERC meeting, antis continued to filibuster Marcellus gas from reaching markets. The usual “fire on the mountaintops, death in the valleys” rhetorical goulash was served hot and heavy. Added to the usual ingredients (blasts, poisons, fugitive methane, damaged roads, etc.) were a pinch of “land rendered valueless with gas sold to foreigners” and a dash of “few jobs and meager tax revenue.”

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Proponents of Waterless Fracking Punch Back with Facts

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Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW


The usual crowd of NY fractivists is scared to death by waterless fracking and has launched a campaign against it but advocates are punching back with facts.

A group of waterless fracking opponents, composed of the same tiny group of well-funded interests operating under different names, have launched a campaign of deceit against the waterless fracking proposals of some Tioga County landowners. It’s the usual suspects, of course, playing the usual games, among which is always a letter signed by all of them suggesting diverse environmental groups are arising in mass against a dangerous new threat. It’s the oldest tactic in their playbook but this time our side is immediately punching back twice as hard with facts. It’s good to see. 

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Shale Gas Is Saving the Earth

Gas Drilling Impacts - Nick Grealy ReportsNick Grealy
Administrator of NaturalGas2.0NoHotAir and ShaleGasInfo Blogs


Shale gas is changing the world. It is saving the earth in myriad ways that most industry outsiders don’t even begin to comprehend, let alone talk about.

Prior to the shale revolution, natural gas was an expensive premium fuel. Now there’s so much of it, some smart people are thinking about alternate uses.

We already know about natural gas transportation for trucks, buses and fleets. Up to forty percent of oil use comes from only five percent of vehicles. Using natural gas to replace either gasoline or diesel makes perfect sense to reduce pollution, cost, noise and CO2. Except in London apparently, where despite an extra 9500 deaths, The Guardian would prefer both natural gas and bodies are kept in the ground and others prefer everyone to get on their bike. London Local Energy will be pushing natural gas transportation big time, so for now, we’ll leave it alone and talk about some other exciting technology at various stages of development.

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Radicals Opposed to PennEast Pipeline Stirring Up Hate

shale gas outrages - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


The radicals hired by the William Penn Foundation to oppose the PennEast Pipeline are stirring up hate among the malcontents and it could lead to tragedy.

The leader of the opposition to the PennEast Pipeline is the William Penn Foundation, the uber-rich creation of the Haas family that seeks to dominate Pennsylvania public policy through entities such as the Clean Air Council, the Delaware Riverkeeper and PennFuture, all of of which are on the Foundation payroll. It has put the first two to work on a mission to kill the PennEast Pipeline, which would bring huge economic and security benefits to both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They’ve been sent out to the hinterlands to instigate, hype and organize around any fears they can grab onto. They are inspiring hate in the process; hate so intense it’s now led to death threats. These are the wages of the radicalism the William Penn Foundation finances.

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Impact of Severance Tax on Dawood Engineering

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President of Dawood Engineering


Bony R. Dawood, PE, President of Dawood Engineering discusses the impact the proposed Severance Tax will have on his company and their dedicated employees.

Dawood Engineering is a 25 year old engineering consulting firm based in Harrisburg Pennsylvania with offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Sayre. Our employees provide design, survey, and consulting services to highway/bridge projects with PennDOT, represent local municipalities, and develop new communities.

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The Unfolding Story of LPG Fracking

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Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)


LPG fracking is producing the predictable pushback from the wacko crowd who serve as useful idiots to the Park and Rockefeller family ruling class members.

At the risk of sounding pedantic and endlessly repeating what we’ve said many times before–the frack ban in New York is not about water quality concerns or any of the other myriad so-called “problems” that come from using water to hydraulically fracture an oil or gas well. This is how we know. If you remove water from the equation, which is the major concern and why the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has decided to ban fracking (supposedly), anti-drillers still object to fracking.

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The Simple Truths About the Constitution Pipeline

Constitution PipelineEdward T. Dodge
Clean Energy Writing and Consulting, Ithaca, NY


The simple truths about the Constitution Pipeline are invariably the hardest for fractivists to accept because they make the case to those with common sense.

Anti-gas activist Yoko Ono recently ran a full page ad in The New York Times urging opposition to the Constitution Pipeline. The Constitution Pipeline is a proposed 120-mile natural gas line that will bring Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania up to a distribution point in New York that will allow the gas to be delivered throughout the Northeast.

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