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Quigley, the Wolf Cub Is Out, and Door Slams Behind Him

delaware riverkeeper - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

John Quigley is Tom Wolf’s cub at DEP and he’s a particularly quarrelsome one who likes to bare his teeth and threaten the PA gas industry to get his way.

Some ten months ago, I wrote a post regarding the then recently confirmed (and now former) DEP Secretary John Quigley and the nature of the beast as reflected in his decision to impose an outrageous fine on Range Resources. Quigley was essentially fired last week and within literally hours that fine was lifted, confirming what we suspected,; that Quigley was using his office to take vengeance on the industry and do the bidding of his PennFuture (Heinz and Haas families) masters.

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Saudi Arabia’s IOUs Are the Result of US Fracking

DRBC

K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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The use of fracking technologies for oil and gas production is liberating the U.S. from foreign oil dependence causing OPEC’s Saudi Arabia to have trouble paying its bills. 

Since the 1960’s, Saudi Arabia has been one of the world’s largest oil suppliers. As part of OPEC, we have watched the country lead oil embargoes and threaten world policies with by cutting off supplies. For those who remember the Gas Crisis of 1973, it was, perhaps, the first and best example of how the Saudis have used oil to influence international relationships, employing a form of blackmail over other countries.

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BerlinRosen and the Fractivist Con Game

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

 

Preet Bharara’s pursuit’s of NYC commie Mayor Bill deBlasio (yes, him, too) leads to a firm named BerlinRosen involved in the fractivist con game.

Preet Bharara is an ambitious guy. He’s already put the Democratic leader of New York’s General Assembly and the Republican leader of its State Senate away, he’s hot on the trail of Andrew Cuomo and his henchmen and now he gone after New York City’s commie Mayor Warren Wilhelm, Jr. a/k/a Bill deBlasio. He is also getting ever closer to the heart of the fractivist con game with revelations about the role of a firm known as BerlinRosen in getting the Mayor (himself a big-time fractivist) elected and all that has followed.

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The Inevitability of French Shale Gas

LNG - Nick Grealy ReportsNick Grealy
Administrator of NaturalGas2.0NoHotAir and ShaleGasInfo Blogs

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The inevitability of French shale gas is slowly descending upon the minds of the most politically correct nation on earth as some French ignore reality.

When I started pointing out the paradox of France importing shale LNG as it bans the technique itself as some sort of ecocide catastrophe, I did so in hope that pointing out the contradictions would lead to some movement in France itself towards a more rational discussion of shale fears.

I’m happy to report some luck there, but first, let’s talk about why France’s role is important to me. As I tell my Anglo Saxon frack head friends, in between planning how to poison the water table and kill children, I have three things in common with the French: I’m smart, alternately charming/obnoxious and I speak French. As I’ve noted before I’m far from being the only French speaking shale advocate, and I’d be happy to release a key member of the London Local Energy technical team, far more fluent than I, but who can drill too. He’d be happy to hop on Eurostar and head to the suburbs of Paris, especially as the interminable wait for UK movement is starting to move from the realm of the boring to the anger inducing.

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PennFuture’s Man John Quigley Resigns from DEP

John Quigley - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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John Quigley, Tom Wolf’s DEP Secretary and one of three PennFuture activists put in charge of Pennsylvania’s energy policy has resigned in ignominy.

When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said he wanted John Quigley to be his new Secretary for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) I asked which John Quigley we were talking about – the humorless environmental activist and consultant from PennFuture or the pragmatic administrator with the business background? I suggested the former DCNR Secretary who had previously left to do William Penn Foundation dirty work at PennFuture displayed a split personality in that regard; stating we’d have to wait until the real John Quigley stood up, hoping he was telling the truth to the senators who unfortunately confirmed him.

He has, in fact, now stood up and resigned after a little more than a year in office, the real John Quigley having exposed himself in e-mails as the man sent into DEP to sabotage it and impose the environmental extremism espoused by him and his true believer friends.

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PA Goes After Upstate NY Businesses Abandoned by Cuomo

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

 

Andrew Cuomo’s determination to make a wilderness of Upstate NY is leading to Pennsylvanians recruiting abandoned businesses to the Commonwealth.

There are consequences to the craven behavior of miscreants. Others are motivated to deal with that behavior or take advantage of it. That’s what’s happening to Andrew Cuomo, New York State’s erstwhile governor who long ago abandoned the real job for the sake of playing political crime boss and left Upstate to the NRDC gang to make a wilderness of it.

Cuomo redefined Upstate NY as Buffalo for the sake of using a cool billion of taxpayer money to reward his cronies with specials deals and opted to write off everything between there and NYC – after all, there are no votes for him in that flyover zone anyway. So, he killed fracking. He’s trying to kill the Constitution Pipeline. Upstaters, though, do have options as their neighbors from Pennsylvania have noticed and are now actively recruiting Upstate NY business to run for the wall and escape the corrupt Empire State while the Checkpoint Charlie guards are distracted by Preet Bharara’s hot pursuit of the governor.

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FERC Extends Crestwood Approval As Cuomo Diddles

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

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The Cuomo Administration is playing more games with the Crestwood storage project but FERC has extended its approval, exposing the chicanery.

There is some mildly good news for the much-needed propane storage facility proposed for Schuyler County, New York. MDN has extensively covered the fight to get the Seneca Lake Storage Project permitted. In 2009 Inergy filed a request to convert a depleted salt cavern along the shore of Seneca Lake into a propane/natural gas storage facility. Inergy was later bought by and merged into Crestwood Midstream, and Crestwood Midstream later became Crestwood Equity. The New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation has been sitting on its hands from the beginning, refusing to grant the necessary permits to allow the facility to open. Sound familiar? It’s the same old delay and later deny strategy from Cuomo, but FERC has complicated the game.

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The DRBC and Constitution Pipeline Lawsuits: Is Maryland Next?

DRBC

K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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The DRBC and Constitution Pipeline lawsuits are what happen when people get tired of being pushed around by bullies and strike back – in the courts.

Sometimes a lawsuit is frivolous. It is nothing more than a bogus way for someone to find a small crack to take advantage of someone else. This is why so many doctors pay out the wazoo for malpractice insurance and why so many places have waivers. Sometimes, though, a lawsuit is needed to right a wrong or to fix an issue that is causing undue harm or strain on an individual’s rights. Such is the case with the DRBC and Constitution Pipeline lawsuits. They’re simply about securing justice.

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Susquehanna County Business Expo

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

 

Open for Business! Cabot Oil & Gas is sponsoring a business expo May 19, 2016 explaining the advantages of locating your business to Susquehanna County.

Please join Cabot Oil and Gas at the Susquehanna County Business Expo this May to learn about the advantages of doing business in Susquehanna County. Take some time to understand the opportunities in Marcellus Shale and find out more about the resources that exist for business development.

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Constitution Pipeline Decision Earns Cuomo Lawsuits

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

 

Andrew Cuomo’s Constitution Pipeline decision has now earned the emperor of the Empire State two well-deserved lawsuits from Williams.

Andrew Cuomo’s very obvious political strategy with the Constitution Pipeline was to delay, delay, delay and delay some more to allow time for opposition to build; the same tactics he employed with his fracking decision. It is a deliberate one played also by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, another NRDC stooge. Cuomo and Schneiderman are two of the nastiest, most despicable demagogues in politics today, and both are indebted to the very special interests who are behind the NRDC, which tells us a lot about the way New York works and the kind of hardball the NRDC gang plays.

These are dangerous, powerful people who will do anything. They snookered Williams by convincing it a needed certification was coming in a few months if the company would just give them another year to play with and then used that entire year to play out the politics for all it was worth. Now, Williams, having been burned, is striking back with legal action on two fronts; one aimed at the faulty decision itself, which was clearly political, and the other targeted at New York State’s very right to exercise jurisdiction over environmental matters preempted by federal law. It’s about time and the new attitude, late though it may be, is very welcome news.

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