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The Lure of Judicial Activism for Environmental Extremists

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

Fractivists and other “keep-it-iin-the-ground” folks cannot resist the lure of judicial activism and neither can some judges, which is why they pursue it.

When it comes to legal strategy, the “Keep It in the Ground” folks are taking their cue from Frank Sinatra’s hit song “High Hopes” about a “silly old ram [who] thought he’d punch a hole in a dam.”  Against all logic and multiple courtroom losses, they keep launching the same fatally flawed argument—that the courts should dictate climate policy—hoping to bust through that “billion-kilowatt dam.”

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A Rocky Mountain High for Colorado Landowners? What About Us?

natural gas now - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Colorado landowners have taken the initiative to protect themselves from fractivist policies intended to steal their land and deprive them of their rights.

There’s something exciting happening in the mountains and Colorado landowners are at the center of it. They are striking back at fractivist attempts to take their land under the guise of ludicrous regulations designed to stop all oil and gas development.

They have  put forth a Colorado Constitution amendment for consideration on the ballot this November. It is an amendment demanding Colorado landowners receive just compensation when either state or local government takes action diminishing the fair market value of their land. Godspeed! And, when can we get Pennsylvania and New York to do the same?

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Production Up for Top Three Shippers Readying for Atlantic Sunrise

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

 

Cabot, Seneca and Chief have been ramping up production in preparation of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline coming online this month.

According to a report from BTU Analytics, the top three shippers who will soon flow natural gas along Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline (ASP), Cabot Oil & Gas, Seneca Resources and Chief Oil & Gas, have “nearly doubled” their rig counts over the past few months leading up to the imminent startup of ASP.

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Bill in Congress Would Put Water Quality Certification Manners on Cuomo

natural gas now - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

A bill has now been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would put pipeline water quality certification manners on New York Gov. Andrew “Corruptocrat” Cuomo.

Finally, Congress is starting to pay attention to the great gas robbery that has taken place in the Northeast. New York Governor Andrew “Corruptocrat” Cuomo has done everything he can stop pipelines that would provide much needed natural gas to places such as Boston. He’s primarily done it by instructing his DEC hacks to play games with water quality certification. Although FERC makes the decisions, states are given a role in the approval of interstate pipelines to ensure the designs and the routes are compatible with maintaining water quality. Corruptocrat has wildly abused the process and Congress may be ready to step in and put manners on this mob boss governor.

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California Solar Mandate Will Cost More Than Anyone Was Told

Stephen Heins
Energy Consultant
“The Word Merchant”

 

Stephen Heins reveals the insanity of a California solar mandate, which will deepen the impacts of the energy debacle in which the state is already mired.

California’s new solar mandate will cost much more than anyone was told, writes Steven Sexton at the Wall Street Journal. Essentially, the public sector, together with well-funded politically active environmental groups, have decided to impose their will on the rest of us for the sake of money, more power and secular salvation as apostles of political correctness.

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Great Scot! Someone’s Proposing Fracking in the Once Land of the Brave?

natural gas now - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Scotland officially opposes fracking out of a fear of being politically incorrect, but hope arises in the once Land of the Brave as “fracking” is whispered.

The recent history of Scotland, home of William Wallace and “Land of the Brave,” where freedom was once worth fighting for, has been one of a long descent into feckless political correctness. Fracking is one of the latest victims, but a wonderful story in the Dundee Sunday Post indicates some Scots are ready to entertain it, if only through whispers.

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What the DRBC Ought to be Doing Instead of Playing Fracking Games

natural gas now - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

The DRBC is fiddling with fracking games while Camden, Philadelphia, Trenton and Wilmington burn with a pollution fever caused by raw sewage in the Delaware.

The DRBC has spent massive energy, time and money pursuing an unjustified fracking ban at the behest of special interests. Those special interests (e.g., the Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper and the Clean Air Council) have been financed by uber-rich foundations such as the Heinz Endowments while it’s benefactors are invested in Ukrainian oil and gas.

Meanwhile, the Delaware River is being massively polluted with raw sewage the DRBC is doing nothing about and is incapable of solving. It’s fiddling with fracking games while raw sewage is being dumped into the river for the residents of Camden, Philadelphia, Trenton and Wilmington to deal with. So much for all its feigned DRBC concern over drinking water.

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Shale Gas News – August 11, 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 Cabot Oil & Gas, a blocked gas-fired plant, jobs relocating to PA 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 guests, we had Christopher D. McCue. P.E., Vice President at Borton-Lawson and Dave Williams of PA Farm Country radio.

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Dear Abby: Can You Tell Me How to Save Upstate New York?

Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Vic Furman does a fictitious “Dear Abby” column asking for advice on how to save Upstate New York from a corrupt, tyrannical governor bent on destroying it.

Dear Abby,

I live in Upstate New York. It is the highest taxed state in the country with respect to combined state and federal taxes. It is such a beautiful and scenic state and therein lies the problem, or at least part of it. You see, although New York City has grown in population, Upstate New York has lost hundreds of thousands of thousands of residents due to high taxes and cost of living that flow from the fact the Big Apple dominates the state.

Some city folks will shrug their shoulders and say “Well, if you can’t afford it, then move or sell what you have before you lose it.” They’re only to happy to pick our land for a song as a playground. Governor Cuomo’s answer, of course, is raising taxes on those who stay in New York to make up for those who left. It seems nobody really gives a damn about Upstate New York.

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