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Tom Wolf Is Already Getting More Than His Fair Share of Impact Fees

Methane - Don RoesslerDonald Roessler
Washington County, Pa. Landowner and Gas Lease Holder
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While Tom Wolf is demagoguing about natural gas not paying its fair share, Tom Wolf is exploiting the impact fees it generates to play politics.

Governor Wolf proudly announced on Twitter yesterday that he is giving out several million dollars to fund various projects across the state. He makes himself sound like a hero and gives the impression that the money is coming from the general fund. In reality, this money is coming from the natural gas impact fees.

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Dale Howell is Grateful for Natural Gas Development and All Its Benefits

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Dale Howell talks about the benefits natural gas development has brought to Susquehanna Co. and his family in Cabot’s Looking Back, Moving Forward series.

Dale Howell lives in Springville, Susquehanna County. He was raised on a farm in nearby Wyoming County and moved back to Susquehanna County to purchase land in Auburn Township. In recent decades, he was watching farms shutting down one after another.

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If the Problem Is Environmental Injustice, Natural Gas Is the Solution

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Environmental injustice does, in fact, exist. It comes from phony environmental scams the poor and moderate income are forced to subsidize. Gas is the fix.

Serial protester fractivist groups have been on an environmental justice kick recently, running scams intended to undermine energy projects on the basis they would unfairly impact low income and minority populations. Three recent stories tell us, though, it’s just the opposite. There is environmental injustice, but it’s being practiced by those who would force their uneconomic energy solutions on the rest of us. Meanwhile, natural gas is lowering the costs of energy for everyone and cleaning the air at the same time.

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Appalachia Shale at the Front in the Shale Revolution

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The Marcellus and Utica Shale plays, now jointly referenced as the Appalachia shale region, are at the very front lines of the American shale revolution.

The latest “Drilling Productivity Report” issued by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) is mind-blowing for those who might imagine (correctly) the Northeast is a difficult place to do oil and gas. It demonstrates why fractivists have no hope, in the end, of anything but temporary successes in their battle to rub out economic opportunity in our region. The economics are just too good to ignore.

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The Adam Diaz Success Story: Made Possible by the Shale Revolution

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Adam Diaz talks about hard work, job creation and business growth, all thanks to the shale revolution, in Cabot’s Looking Back, Moving Forward series.

Coming from a family known county-wide for its strong work ethic, it’s little surprise that Adam Diaz had the foresight to diversify his assets to not only accommodate the various needs of the natural gas industry but to reinvest those profits into his existing businesses and buy up small companies on the verge of closing, making them stronger and securing their positions as gainful employers.

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The Massive Lobbying of Special Interest Fractivist Foundations

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The Institute for Energy Research is assembling invaluable documentation of the massive grass-roots lobbying by special interest fractivist foundations.

We often use this blog to repost important articles authored by our friends at the  Institute for Energy Research (IER). They put out a lot of material and it’s always well researched and presented, so we’re happy to pass along their information when it has a bearing on natural gas development. They’re now engaged, though, in a project off enormous importance that deserves special attention. It has to do with documenting what is the humongous amount of grass-roots lobbying (as the IRS defines it) by supposed charities. That lobbying by three special interest fractivist foundations has, in reality, no charitable purpose. Rather, it is aimed at fleecing taxpayers to finance a “green energy” corporatist venture in which the chief contributors are heavily invested.

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Silicon Valley “100 Percent Renewable” Myth Is Pure Propaganda

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Apple, Google, other Silicon Valley and politically correct corporate types like to say they’re “100 percent renewable” but it’s both myth and propaganda.

Facebook and Sony are just the most recent companies to pledge the transition to running on 100 percent renewable energy. Many companies such as Apple, REI and Google claim that they get their electricity from 100% renewable sources already. At best, this claim is misleading and deceptive. We cannot find a single instance of a large company actually going “100 percent renewable.”

The reality is that as long as these companies are connected to the electric grid, they still get the vast majority of their electricity from conventional sources such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear power, and are therefore not 100 percent renewable.

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Shale Gas News – September 15, 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 record production, Shell fracking, Mountain Valley pipeline 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 Brian Oram, Professional Geologist at B.F. Environmental and Program Manager & Educator at Keystone Clean Water Team.

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How Wealthy Foundations Are Subverting America by Buying Government

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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A thorough investigation of how Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer and various wealthy foundations are subverting America should send chills down everyone’s back.

A number of readers have been pointing out a report to me from the Competitive Enterprise Institute about the way wealthy foundations are effectively taking over much of state government in many places. It’s entitled “Government for Rent: How Special Interests Finance Governors to Pursue Their Climate Policy Agenda,” and is authored by Christopher C. Horner. I reviewed it when it came out and because it’s primarily about climate change policy, which is not the principal subject of this blog, I held out writing about it.

It turns out, though, there’s just too much evidence in the report to ignore: evidence of how wealthy foundations—which are a frequent subject of this blog—are not just buying influence but actually subverting government.

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