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Natural Gas Double-Talk from Cuomo: A New Record for Duplicity

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

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Cuomo’s natural gas double-talk continues; calling for more clean natural gas at the same time he’s banning drilling and rejecting pipelines!

If this doesn’t take the cake: The very corrupt New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sold out his own residents and their property rights to radical leftists by placing an ongoing moratorium on high volume (not low volume) hydraulic fracturing, and then by denying the Constitution Pipeline necessary permits to begin construction. Cuomo has, in short, done everything he can to stop natural gas production in the Empire State. Now he turns around, and as part of his official energy policy says (via his underlings at the Public Service Commission) gas is clean-burning and important part of the state’s energy future. Talk about chutzpah!

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How the NRDC Gang of Thieves Steals Business

State Impact - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The NRDC gang is a den of thieves who conspire to destroy competition and steal business for their donors, directors and supporters.

Some environmental groups, it appears, are beginning to notice the NRDC gang is not what it’s made out to be, an altruistic group focused on safeguarding the earth; that it’s really a gang of thieves out to steal business for the members. We have, on these pages, relentlessly detailed the background on the NRDC gang, noting how it is running land scams to make a wilderness of the Catskills. We’ve told how its divestment project is really just a case of running interference while Steven Clark Rockefeller, Jr. buys Russian reserves to re-create Rockefeller Oil and send LNG to China. We’ve explained how the gang is intricately linked to the Sea Change Foundation and its sugar-daddy investment banker funder, Nat Simons, who is enmeshed in all sorts of renewable energy investments.

It turns out, though, we are not alone. An excellent post on the Environmental Progress blog, which is focused on addressing “continued dependence on wood & dung in poor countries, and climate change” aggressively goes after the NRDC gang and lays out how the thieves work. It’s not a post that’s friendly to natural gas, but it is superb in documenting the thefts in a very compelling way, one that ought to get the attention of Preet Bharara as he pursues corruption in new York where the NRDC runs everything in state government.

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StateImpactPA Shills for Fractivist Lobby Groups

State Impact - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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StateImpactPA, funded by Pennsylvania’s gentry class fractivists, is shilling for a fractivist lobbying group that diverts attention by…attacking lobbying.

Nothing is more predictable in fractivist journalism than the regular reports from Common Cause, a fractivist lobbying group funded by other fractivist lobbying groups, attacking lobbying by the oil and gas industry. It’s the phoniest schtick around and StateImpactPA just as predictably spreads it around, essentially serving as the PR outlet for Common Cause. The latest example of this shilling is this report from StateImpactPA hyping an “analysis” claiming “Pennsylvania’s gas drillers…spent $55.9 million on lobbying since 2007.” while ignoring the lobbying of fractivist groups such as itself and not even bothering to get the opinion of anyone with a different perspective.

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How to Fight Fractivism: Punch Back Twice As Hard

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

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The way to fight fractivism effectively, and there really is no other, is to employ their own tactics and punch back twice as hard so they pay a price.

The Attorney General from Massachusetts, Maura Healey, the AG from New York, Eric Schneiderman and several other radicals drunk on their own power are making fantastical claims Exxon “knew” burning their evil, filthy, nasty oil and natural gas is causing Mom Earth to warm up, so they’ve been serving subpoenas to Exxon to turn over ever piece of communication the company has ever had.  They are fishing for material to build a case against Exxon’s free speech. As wrote I wrote at MDN, these apostles of fractivism represent the rise of the new Enviro-Nazis. But what’s this? According to the Washington Times, another group of AGs have ridden in to town and are using the fossil fuel haters tactics against them – a master stroke in punching back twice as hard.

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Shale Gas News – June 18, 2016

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 talked about the Atlantic Sunrise hearings, Shell Cracker, NGL production and much more last week.

Every Saturday, Kevin Lynn of Linde Corporation and I co-host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week we had Mike Atchie of Williams discussing the Atlantic Sunrise hearings, Carl Marrar of the PA Manufacturers Association discussing the Shell Cracker plant and David Bacher of Columbia Montour County AVTS discussing scholarship funding as guests.

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Renewables: The Spoiled Children of the Energy Family

PennFuture - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

Renewables are going nowhere while freed by politicos to act as the spoiled children of the energy family. When forced to compete they’ll grow with gas.

I’ve heard Robert Bryce speak and have read much of his material with greta admiration, but his latest article especially got my attention because he addresses one of the fundamental problems for those of us who believe in an energy strategy that is balanced between natural gas and renewables. The problem is simply this: politicians accustomed to passing out other people’s money and claiming credit for it, have stacked the deck in favor of renewables in such a way there is no way for this segment of the energy sector to grow up beyond the spoiled children phase.  Only true competition can accomplish that and when it happens we’ll see renewables and gas grow together.

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The NRDC Gang: The French Connection

PennFuture - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

The NRDC gang of Rockefeller aristocrat types is up to its ears in the corruption that is New York these days and now there’s even a French Connection.

Back in November, we laid out how the NRDC gang had created what we later called the La Jolla Junta and hatched a RICO type scheme to go after Exxon, the owner of XTO Energy, which just happens to threaten the very special interests of the gang in making a wilderness of the Catskills.

Then, the gang over-reached, launching a follow-up scheme in coordination with loyal hacks such as New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the nasty ambitious pol and attack tarantula who is happy to do the dirty work harassing everyone from tiny communities such the Town of Sanford in Broome County, New York up to Exxon, barely bothering to disguise the obvious coordination of attacks between his office and the NRDC gang. Now, thanks to Energy In Depth (EID), we’re learning more everyday about the depth of the corruption and a French connection has even been revealed, although it’s not what you’re thinking.

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Another New York Pipeline Debacle in the Works?

atlantic sunrise - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

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If the initial signs are any indication, Andrew Cuomo is set to create another New York pipeline debacle as he attempts to appease gentry class fractivists.

We hate to say this, but we’ve seen this movie before. Last October the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Dominion’s $165 million New Market Project–a project that expands Dominion’s transmission pipeline from western New York across the state to the Capital Region of the state, near Albany (see FERC Approves Expansion of Dominion Pipeline in Upstate NY). As with any fossil fuel-related project, radical environmentalists objected (see NY Antis Flood FERC in Fight Against Dominion’s New Market Project).

Also, once again, there’s a holdup in New York; the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), at Gov. Cuomo’s behest, has delayed granting necessary permits for the project to begin. Can anyone say “Constitution” (see NY Gov. Cuomo Refuses to Grant Permits for Constitution Pipeline). Yesterday, three groups, including the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the Business Council of New York State and New York State Laborers’ filed a petition with Cuomo with 10,000 signatures requesting he get off his rear-end and approve the New Market Project.

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Atlantic Sunrise FERC Hearing: A Lesson in Rules for Radicals

Methane Gas MigrationJohn Silla, Chair
Sullivan County Energy Group

Sullivan County, Pennsylvania

 

The Atlantic Sunrise FERC hearing in Bloomsburg was a window into the world of fractivism and the Rules for Radicals employed there.

My pal Rich and I went to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hearing on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in Bloomsburg Wednesday night to learn more about the process and hear the comments from both sides.

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Cabot & Williams Donate to Columbia-Montour AVTS Welding Program

natural gas industryBrittany Thomas
Coordinator, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas

  

Thanks to Cabot & Williams the students in the welding program at Columbia-Montour AVTS now have the opportunity to practice on actual pipeline material.

On Wednesday afternoon a large truck rolled up to Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School carrying $30,000 in materials for students of the school’s welding program.

WNEP was on hand to capture the delivery:

SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Students in a vocational welding program have something to look forward to when they go back to school this fall. Two natural gas companies gave the school in Columbia County a big donation which directly helps the welding program.

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