Scott Cannon: The Anti-Fracking Activist, Bully and Liar

Misinformation Turns to Fracking News - Karen OrlandoKaren Orlando
Organic vegetable gardener at Floyd Bennett Gardens Association
Publisher of Outside Now blog


Scott Cannon, an anti-fracking activist who has made over 50 internet videos showing supposed adverse effects of gas drilling, is attempting to silence Karen Orlando by bullying her online. 

“You get paid to write blogs from Tom Shepstone on his Natural Gas Now website to discredit activists who oppose some gas development. We’ll, that takes away any questions on your bias, now doesn’t it?” says Scott Cannon to me via what appears to me to be the standard operating procedure of an anti-fracking activist.

That standard operating procedure is: bullying, lying and making false accusations whether online or in person and this behavior is not limited to targeting politicians, FERC employees, and natural gas industry employees but extends to anyone who dares to open their mouth to speak words that are not the talking points of the anti-fracking movement. Even me.

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More Clean Air Council Chicanery by William Penn Foundation

NED Pipeline - Jim Willis reports

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


The Clean Air Council, financed by the William Penn Foundation and aided and abetted by sister outfit State Impact, targets another infrastructure project.

The Philadelphia-based anti-fossil fuel group Clean Air Council has announced through their media/public relations mouthpiece (the William Penn Foundation funded StateImpact Pennsylvania) that they’ve launched yet another frivolous lawsuit – this time against Sunoco Logistics and their Mariner East 2 pipeline plan. The Clean Air Council has launched so many lawsuits against the oil and gas industry we’ve lost count of the number. It’s all part of a campaign to stop development of any oil and gas infrastructure anywhere – all financed by the William Penn Foundation and its gentry class friends.

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Climate Issues We Do Need To Address

global warming Paul Driessen
Senior Policy Analyst – Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow
Author of Eco-Imperialism: Green Power – Black Death


We do need to fix the climate issues of fraud and corruption and their destructive policies that kill jobs, dreams, hope and people.

Reeling stock markets across the globe hammered savings, pension funds, innovation and growth. US stocks lost over $2 trillion in market value in eight days, before rallying somewhat, while the far smaller Shanghai Composite Index lost $1 trillion in four days of trading, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Battered economies continue to struggle. Investment banks are pulling out of developing countries. An already exploding and imploding Middle East now confronts a nuclear arms race and human exodus.

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Remove Our Shackles Governor Cuomo!

secedeSandra Davis
Delaware County, New York Resident

The decision to ban fracking by Governor Cuomo has hurt the families in the southern tier who are just trying to make a living. One landowner Sandra Davis questions “Why are we still New Yorkers?”

Good Afternoon I’m Sandra Davis! I am the secretary for the Deposit Gas Group, a member of Landowner Advocates of New York, Women’s Energy Leadership Coalition and recently I joined Divide New York State Caucus as the county leader for Delaware and Otsego County.

I grew up 15 miles from here on a dairy farm in Deposit. I chose to move back to New York 13 years ago to plant my roots and now I am raising my family here. As an American I feel that it is my right and my obligation to defend our property rights, gun rights and as a mother of three boys I feel the need to fight common core.

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Groundswell Rising or Fracking Fraud?

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


What exactly is Groundswell Rising, what is Craig Stevens doing for them and why is the organization behind this movie not filing 990 returns with the IRS?

Craig Stevens seems to have made a career out of fracking opposition, working with trial lawyers who are soliciting fracking lawsuits, letting Energy Justice Summer work out of his living room, showing up in Long Island, California and, recently, Florida to do his classic anti-fracking routine. If you haven’t met him, he’s a fast-talking used-car salesman personality you’re sure you’ve seen somewhere else before, maybe at the carnival, but you’ve got to hand it to the guy; he still manages to get attention by constantly going to new places who haven’t heard the schtick.  He now apparently claims to be a “Community Outreach Coordinator” for Groundswell Rising, which is a perfect fit as this supposed movie team is one of those fractivist groups about it can truly be said “there is no there, there.”

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Another EPA Power Grab Halted, For Now

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


A Federal court has blocked, for now, another EPA Power grab that would impact not only the oil and gas industry but every American who wants to use their land.

There is no agency more power hungry than the zealots at the EPA, who regularly collude with special interests such as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to hamstring any kind of development and frustrate the right of any state to regulate such development as it sees fit.

The latest EPA power grab is an attempt, via regulation rather than law, to extend it’s authority over the waters of the United States or (WOTUS). It all has to do with something called the 404 permit program, which is perhaps the best example ever of how government metastasizes in out of control ways over the years and we end up with what was never intended and has never been voted upon.

It’s a lesson in tyranny and this one affects everything anyone wants to do with their land. A tiny bit of good news came this week, though, as a Federal judge, in response to some states with gumption, halted this latest EPA power grab for 13 states.

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Green Energy Welfare for the Wealthy

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


A new study from the University of California at Berkeley exposes the awful truth about many renewables – they’re green energy welfare for the wealthy.

One of the things that has been blatantly obvious about much of the environmental movement and certainly about the enforced drive toward renewables is that they primarily benefit upper income folks at the expense of the economy on which everyone else depends. They’re a form of green energy welfare for the wealthiest members of our society, which goes a long way toward explaining why the pampered rich invariably push this stuff to extremes – because they’re the beneficiaries. They get to play do-gooder and expunge their feelings of guilt at having inherited all that money while getting someone else to pay the bill. A new study from Berkely – yes, Berkeley – confirms it.

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No Longer Proud to be a New Yorker

landowners and laborers - Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist at NYRAD-R


The recent history of New York is one of corruption and rampant political correctness that has led one man to say he’s no longer proud to be a New Yorker. 

It saddens me to think that we were a free society with Constitutional rights given to us by the good sense of our forefathers and the blood their brothers spilled on the battle fields of farms, towns and cities.

I was born way too late in history to even pretend to have known the freedoms our ancestry enjoyed. This is a gas drilling website, but this letter is not so much about gas drilling as what I have learned about freedom in our long eight-year battle for gas drilling in New York. These are my feelings, as a New Yorker, about the state I used to love, what it was to me and what it has become.

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The Strange Fractivist Legacy of Henry A. Wallace

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


A brilliant but strange man by the name of Henry A. Wallace, who once served as Vice-President of the US, is responsible for much of fractivism today.

Henry A. Wallace has to be one of the strangest individuals in American political history. He exited the political scene some 67 years ago, in 1948, when he ran an unsuccessful third-party campaign for President as the nominee of a radical Progressive Party. He died in 1965, long before fracking became a household word, but has had a profound and radical influence in fomenting fractivism today. It’s just another part of the strange legacy of a man who, despite, his obvious brilliance, was almost always marching to the beat of a different drummer, sometimes with valor, but often simply out of step with reality.

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Not in Anyone’s Backyard? A NAB Is Worse Than a NIMBY!

NEPA Energy - Johnny Williams Johnny Williams
Freelance Journalist


The classic NIMBY is the enemy of reason and the scourge of civil society but there’s something worse – the NAB who says “not in anyone’s backyard.”

For all the over-exaggerated speculation of doom-and-gloom that comes from the NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) group, at least they are, or at least giving the impression that they are, protecting something that belongs to them.

These are the true NIMBYs; the ones that actually have a stake in Pennsylvania as it pertains to their views, albeit misguided views, on the natural gas industry.

So it comes off as especially presumptuous and conceited when someone whose own backyard is not even near Pennsylvania, in this case, approximately 2,500 miles away, complains about being inconvenienced by natural gas development.

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