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Fractivist Hypocrisy on Planet Ithaca?

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Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

Fractivist hypocrisy is blowing in the wind on Planet Ithaca as fracking opponents determined to force us all into renewables fight them in their back yard.

Three years ago, Tony Ingraffea, chief fractivist on Planet Ithaca, co-authored a report. It suggested New York could derive all its all-purpose energy from renewables by 2030. It was premised on 4,250 windmills providing 10% of that energy. That assumption is, as I’ve noted from my own experience with wind projects, incredibly naive. The same people who fight fracking can be counted to also oppose wind when it’s in their back yard. There’s now concrete proof of this fractivist hypocrisy from Planet Ithaca itself.

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The Fracking Reality: The Fracking Banjos

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Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

Josh Fox heads to Philadelphia to play his banjo and promote renewables as the here and now energy solution; blithely ignoring the fracking reality.

Josh Fox just sent out a message to his few dozen remaining followers. He asked them to join him at the Democrat convention in Philadelphia tonight for an “epic dance party.” He says:

Normally I like to spend my birthday alone, floating down the Delaware River but this year I’m asking everyone I know to join me in Philadelphia.

I just see, in my mind’s eye, Josh Fox floating down to Philly playing his banjo the whole way; giving new meaning to the words “paddle faster, I hear banjos.” More bizarre than my imagination, though, is the reality of what Fox plans compared to the fracking reality just revealed by the Energy Information Administration.

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Fractivist Highs in Colorado, Fractivist Lows in Pennsylvania

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Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

New developments in Colorado and a letter to FERC from the Delaware Povertykeeper give new meanings to fractivist highs and fractivist lows.

Two very strange things came across my desk yesterday. They didn’t seem connected at first. But, the more I thought about it, they both illustrate the absurdity of the fractivist. The first was a story about water pollution in Colorado. The second was a letter from Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper, to FERC regarding the PennEast Pipeline. The first is a perfect demonstration of the upside down priorities of the fractivist. The second provides an inside look at the bully mindset of the fractivist.

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Constitution Pipeline Grabs Important Legal Support

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

 

The Natural Gas Supply Association, and other organizations, supported the Constitution Pipeline by filing an appeal against NY DEC.

It was perhaps the sleaziest of his sleazy political moves. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a non-science-based political decision to deny the Constitution Pipeline stream crossing permits in April. The man is a menace to all New Yorkers. He caves to his radical, fringe left on a regular basis. He did it again with his decision to deny the Constitution Pipeline.

Williams, Cabot and the other partners in the project are not taking it laying down.  Consequently, they sued New York in federal court. There is a very real possibility that the court will neuter NY’s decision-making role in the project. The Constitution doesn’t stand alone. A number of national industry organizations are already coming to the Constitution’s defense.

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A Fractivist Puts on Doctor’s Clothes to Practice Hypocrisy

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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The fractivist is a pseudo-environmentalist, substituting ideology and opinion for fact, and neither doctor’s clothing nor credentials will ever change that.

Hot off the trail of Maryland public hearings on natural gas development, we are seeing a lot of fractivist fluff. It’s all aimed at squelching enthusiasm for drilling. Everywhere I look, new op-eds are popping up. So-called environmentalists are hard at work looking for a loophole to stop our natural gas export facility at Cove Point. You almost have to admire their perseverance – if it were not so ignorantly placed.

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Fracking’s Not Causing Asthma Attacks; It’s Reducing Them!

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Regardless of what Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says, fracking is not causing asthma attacks; it is helping reduce them.

We live in a 24-hour news cycle. Moreover, as Americans, we have a tendency to believe whatever we read. We say “Don’t believe everything you read” but we almost never heed our own advice. Despite the constant bombardment of news and opinions from every perspective, too many of us instantly accept anything remotely supporting our preconceived ideas. We are ripe for exploitation. This is particularly so when the exploiter is an institution of great reputation; one such as Johns Hopkins, which just came out with a study that can only be described as fractivist junk science.

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“What You Need Are Ads Linking Fracking to the Zika Virus”

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Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

Are fractivists, with the help of Josh Fox, planning an ad campaign to link fracking with the Zika virus? It sure sounds like it!

I received a call yesterday from a good friend doing some work in my hometown. He was at the local diner grabbing some lunch. He happened to be seated near a group of fractivists meeting with someone called Josh. My friend couldn’t help but overhear and called me immediately afterwards. He reported the assembled folks were talking strategy when the fellow named Josh piped up with a suggestion. “What you need up here are some ads comparing fracking to the Zika virus,” he said. He then offered to help find some funding for the campaign.

Was it Josh Fox? Well, he has a home less than 10 miles from here from which he advanced that fairy tale about turning down a lease. So, I’m guessing it was him, but maybe not. We’ll know if we hear or see the ads. If so, it will be the perfect demo of what fractivism is all about; all fairy tale and no facts.

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FERC Smacks Vile Eric Schneiderman Across Face

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Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

There is no more vile official in state government than Eric Scheiderman, the vindictive Attorney General of New York, just smacked across the face by FERC.

FERC just issued its opinion on Eric Schneiderman’s allegation that Williams orchestrated tree clearing of the Constitution Pipeline right-of-way. FERC asked, in so many words, just how stupid Schneiderman thought they might be. The agency delivered a smack across the face of the nasty wide-eyed Attorney General playing politics on behalf of the NRDC gang. How sweet it was.

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Shale Gas News – July 16, 2016

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External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

 

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, talked about using LNG as marine fuel, pipeline companies, natural gas exports 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 Senator Guy Reschenthaler as a guest.

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What Fracking Has Done for Amwell Township

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Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

 

Dimock isn’t the only place where fracking has turned things around and most support gas drilling despite fractivist stunts. There’s also Amwell Township, Washington County.

Yesterday, I wrote about the huge positive fiscal impacts of gas drilling and fracking on Dimock Township, Susquehanna County. It was but one example. Now, let’s go to the opposite corner of Pennsylvania and look at Amwell Township, Washington County. It, too, has been the subject of fractivist attacks, but the fiscal data shows fracking has helped Amwell Township enormously. That’s why most residents support natural gas development.

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