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Wild-Eyed Eric Schneiderman Takes Russian Oil Money?

Constitution Pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

It’s hard to imagine a more despicable demagogic pol than Eric Schneiderman, New York’s wild-eyed Attorney General and NRDC shill. But, Russian oil money?

Eric Schneiderman may be the nastiest, most under-handed politician in America. He promotes and does the dirty work of the NRDC gang. He harasses tiny communities with the nerve to favor natural gas development. He’s a relentlessly ambitious demagogue along the lines of the infamous Huey Long. His very appearance—wild-eyed in very respect—hints at what to expect. He routinely jumps the gun, rushes in to lead politically correct causes and changes his story line when things don’t pan out as he hoped. He refuses to honor Freedom of Information requests. He alternately postures, deceives and then hides. He’s a thoroughly bad guy. And, now it appears he’s been taking Russian oil money all the while he’s been attacking fracking in New York.

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Constitution Case Ensures NY More Winters of High Energy Prices

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

The Constitution Pipeline was denied in court, questioning how long will NY continue making pipelines a political issue and forcing energy prices higher?

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC’s appeal of the refusal by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to grant a Section 401 Clean Streams Permit on the Constitution Pipeline. On the two issues raised in the appeal, the Second Circuit ruled that it (a) did not have jurisdiction to rule whether the time period the DEC took to give its decision to CPC, a division of Williams Partners L.P., was excessive; and (b) that the record does not show that the DEC acted in a way that was “arbitrary, capricious and ultra vires” when it denied the permit.

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Shale Gas News – August 19, 2017

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 pipelines, Utica wells, Cabot Oil & Gas and much more last week.

Great news, the Shale Gas News is growing to THREE stations! We will be broadcasting with YesFM, starting this weekend. YesFM will be airing the full 60 minute version of the program on Sunday mornings. YesFM broadcasts primarily in Sullivan and Bradford counties, with some ancillary coverage in neighboring counties and even over the border into New York.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guests, Mike Atchie, Public Outreach Business Partner at Williams, Nicole Jacobs from Energy In Depth and Bruce Rudoy, a shareholder and co-chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Group and chair of the Mineral Title Department of Babst Calland.

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Why Are Fractivists Ignoring Solar Panel Wastes?

SolarInstitute for
Energy Research

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As government massively subsidizes solar energy, no one, especially not fractivists, is paying any attention to solar panel waste issues, which are serious.

Solar panel waste will become a major issue in the coming decades as old solar panels reach the ends of their useful lifespans and require disposal. Last November, Japan’s Environment Ministry issued a warning that the amount of solar panel waste Japan produces each year is likely to increase from 10,000 to 800,000 tons by 2040, and the country has no plan for safely disposing of it.

China has more solar power plants than any other country, operating roughly twice as many solar panels as the United States and also has no plan for the disposal of the old panels. In China, there could be 20 million metric tons of solar panel waste, or 2,000 times the weight of the Eiffel Tower, by 2050.

California, another world leader in deploying solar panels, likewise has no plan for disposal, despite its boasts of environmental consciousness. Only Europe requires solar panel manufacturers to collect and dispose of solar waste at the end of their useful lives.

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Justice Delayed Leaves Only Fracking Victims Upstate

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

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Upstate New York and especially the Southern Tier is a wasteland of fracking victims denied the opportunity to economically survive by fractivist miscreants.

Justice delayed has no time stamp; there are only victims and, in the case of my part of Upstate New York, the Southern Tier, they’re fracking victims. It is sad when people such as Steingraber, Ingraffea, Ruffalo, Gore and lower-on-the-totem-pole provocateurs and purveyors of misinformation (e.g., Fox, Forpeace, Scoggins, Huston, Stevens) uncareingly go to war against struggling families and property owners in the name of ideology. Not one of them can live without fossil fuels, yet they happily deny landowners in New York and the Delaware Valley access to economic assets that would pay off mortgages, tuitions, medical bills and much more, as they sit upon two of the richest gas plays in the nation. We are the victims of their shallow narrow-minded selfishness; the only fracking victims who truly exist.

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Appalachian Storage Hub Equals More Jobs: Let’s Get Cracking

FractivistsK.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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The Appalachian Storage Hub is going to be the cornerstone of manufacturing for multiple regions while creating unprecedented economic opportunities. 

The Appalachian region has been coal country for generations. Working in the mines is tough work and demands a special breed of people. Spawning generations of highly-skilled workers with the get-it-done attitude, the region is perfect for new industries.

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Court Kicks Constitution Pipeline and Case Down Road

Constitution Pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on the Constitution Pipeline, kicking Williams in the gut on part of it and kicking part of it down the road.

A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City composed of Carter, G.W. Bush and Obama appointees has issued a very disappointing decision in the Constitution Pipeline case. It ruled against the Constitution Pipeline on the matter of whether the New York DEC acted arbitrarily in denying water quality certification while saying it had no authority to decide the critical question; whether DEC took too long. A read of the opinion (available here with my highlighting of important points) is an exercise in appreciating everything that’s wrong with New York, the courts and the pipeline industry.

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Did Governor Wolf’s Tax on Natural Gas Scare Away Foxconn?

Gas Exports - GordonTomb Reports Gordon Tomb
Senior Fellow, Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives

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Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, who was considering PA for a new plant, may have had a change of heart due to Governor Wolf’s tax record.

The governor of Wisconsin and industry statistics provide Pennsylvania House Republicans more reasons to resist proposals for a new tax on natural gas producers.

In a report by international consulting firm PwC, Pennsylvania is listed behind only Texas, California and Oklahoma for total employment (322,600 jobs) from the oil and natural gas industry in 2015. Income from the industry was reported as $22.9 billion, more than five percent of the state total. The value added to Pennsylvania’s economy is put at $44.5 billion, according to the report sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute.

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The Baptists and the Bootleggers: Why Both Call for More Regulation

FractivistsK.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Different groups have different reasons to call for more regulation hurdles for the gas industry, but they share the same self-serving goals. 

This year is full of controversy and divisional lines. We are all being held to pick a side and stand fast for this or that and it is very tiring. When you take a step back, you often see very different groups scheming together for their own gain.

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Hard Lesson: Some in Pipeline Industry Play Into Enemy Hands

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

The pipeline industry has received a hard lesson about how not to play into the hands of its most vicious enemies who saw opportunity and grasped it.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a modern day Dante, seems intent on inflicting on his people ever deeper stages of hell.  The next will be a likely sovereign debt default.  Since the sham plebiscite chose a new Constitutional Assembly, Venezuela’s currency has tanked, increasing the pain felt by ordinary citizens.  A sovereign default will make it much more difficult for Venezuela to sell its oil, the one asset it has left.

As I’ve written numerous times, it all comes down to the junior officer corps of the Venezuelan military.  They are the ones who haven’t stashed huge amounts of cash abroad yet must order their troops to fire on starving Venezuelans.  Will they continue to do so?  Will they agree to change from firing mostly tear gas at the citizens to live ammunition?   If so why?

Under these circumstances, the shale revolution gives us the benefit of time.  Oil prices are not gyrating wildly. Thanks to shale, we have the option of sitting back, doing nothing, letting Maduro self-destruct, and quietly working with the junior officers.  It may not work, but it’s a much better position to be in than one in which our entire economy, and that of the world, were facing a crisis similar to the 1973 or 1979 oil shocks.

Back in Pennsylvania, last week saw a significant development whose repercussions may be felt for years.  For the gas industry, it is entirely a self-inflicted wound.

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