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The Undocumented Andrew Cuomo Surreptitiously Heats with Oil, Cooks with Gas

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The supposedly undocumented Andrew Cuomo is attempting to appease every special interest imaginable but this we know; he heats with oil and cooks with gas.

It’s easy to tell when Andrew Cuomo is lying; his voice goes into nauseating New York crime boss tone and he starts snarling. He did so the other day when he decided he needed to outflank Cynthia Nixon in welcoming illegal aliens, calling himself “undocumented.” It was a moment of ridiculousness, but the undocumented Andrew Cuomo acts that way a lot when he’s turning on what he supposes is political charm but is especially obnoxious to those of us on this side of the Hudson. Yet, he wasn’t all wrong either. He really is undocumented with respect to his oil and gas use.

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Why Is the DRBC Bullying Shale Landowners Rather Than Addressing Real Problems?

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The DRBC is willing to bully shale landowners over imagined threats to water quality but it won’t touch the real pollution down river where the power is.

Monday of this week I wrote about the absurdity of the DRBC attempting to ban fracking over speculated risks when, in fact, there was evidence of real pollution in the Delaware from commercial shipping of chemicals downstream. That evidence involved a spill of up to 600,000 gallons of chemicals that went directly into the Delaware River just upstream from 558,000 New Jersey and Pennsylvanian residents who get 19.9 million gallons of drinking water out of the river. Yet, the DRBC does nothing to address that and focuses its attention on imagined risks of spills at shale gas well pads miles from the river.

One of our readers followed up by pointing out a study from 2002 showing those residents who get drinking water from the Delaware are far more likely to be impacted by a whole host of activities than fracking, yet the DRBC stays relentlessly focused on bullying of shale gas landowners. Why? Because they can. They also want to divert attention from pollution downstream by virtue signaling elsewhere.

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Here We Go Again: DEC Denies Another NY Pipeline Project

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Corrupt Andrew Cuomo and his DEC deny yet another important NY pipeline project claiming “incomplete” information on the water crossing permit application.

A new fight is shaping up in the (crumbling) Empire State. Once again Andrew Cuomo, at the prompting of Big Green groups (corrupted by their big donations to his campaign war chest) has instructed his lackeys who run the Dept. of Environment Conservation (DEC) to reject a modest pipeline expansion proposal by Williams’ Transco Pipeline subsidiary. The project, which we’ve previously written about and are actively promoting, is called the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project.

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Tom Wolf’s Plan to Take from Rural Landowners and Give to Public Employees

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Pennsylvania is almost king of the hill in natural gas but success is threatened by Tom Wolf’s plan to take from landowners and give to public employees.

Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s trust-funder governor, owes his political success to public employee unions who have given him enormous sums of money to maintain their sweetheart pension deals. He has tried and tried to get a severance tax on natural gas for the purpose of paying them off. Fortunately, he’s failed as many times as he’s tried, as the result would be raid on the finances of rural landowners who are finally getting the some real economic development thanks to the shale revolution.

Meanwhile, that revolution has just about made the Commonwealth the king of hill in natural gas production, producing huge income for the state and localities, but it’s never enough for Tom Wolf who only sees a golden goose to be slaughtered.

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When Will the DRBC Stop Commercial Shipping on the Delaware?

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The DRBC’s justification for its proposed fracking ban rests largely on speculation of risks from accidental spills. So what about the commercial shipping?

Earlier this month, I summarized Marcellus Shale Coalition comments on the proposed DRBC fracking ban, noting the following, which is central to the MSC’s observations:

The foundation for the ban relies, as a practical matter, upon speculated risks of inadvertent spills and releases that do not qualify as legal justification. Water acquisition, consumptive use, siting and landscapes are already addressed by other Compact provisions, leaving only Section 5.2 and reliance upon potential spills and releases as ban excuses.

Over the weekend my wife and I ran into a good friend who remarked on something highly relevant to this point I thought I’d share with you. It’s about commercial shipping on the Delaware.

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Shale Gas News – April 21, 2018

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

 

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about royalties, rule of capture, Mariner East 2 protesters 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, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had Joe Swope, manager of media relations and special products with UGI.

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Short-Sighted Supposed Environmentalists Brought Russian LNG to American Shores

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Individuals and groups claiming to be environmentalists have successfully (to date) kept Marcellus Shale gas out of New England and brought us Russian LNG.

Environmentalists are winning in Massachusetts by getting natural gas infrastructure projects shelved. Natural gas consumers in the state, however, are losing out because those pipelines would supply natural gas to consumers at a lower cost than imported liquefied natural gas (LNG)—some of which is coming from Russia through the Everett LNG terminal—the only LNG import terminal still operating in the lower 48.

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What the Shale Revolution Wrought: Fuel Cell Power Changing the World of Power

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

Fuel cell power plants made possible by the plentiful natural gas unleashed by the shale revolution are changing the world of heat and power as we know it.

A fuel cell is a source of power which will efficiently convert clean natural gas into virtually emissions free electricity. You can almost compare a fuel cell to a battery, but the fuel cell will never run down or need to be charged.

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DEP Shakes Down Pipeline Company for Wolf Campaign?

penneast pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Pennsylvania DEP shook down the Mariner East 2 for $12.6 million in penalties, with help from the usual suspects, and is now looking to reward some folks.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is passing out goodies—$12.6 million of them—and will undoubtedly use the opportunity to reward folks reliably likely to vote for Tom Wolf this Fall. The money comes from penalties imposed in February after a Mariner East 2 pipeline shutdown by DEP. The money is now going to be spread among “municipalities, county conservation districts, incorporated watershed associations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.” The last three will almost certainly include the sort of folks who have been harassing the Mariner East 2 from the beginning; fractivist advocacy groups wearing the masks of “charities.”

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