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Natural Gas is the ONLY Way to Beat Climate Change

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Climate change is a touchy subject with a vast amount of theories on how to stop it. Despite what you hear, natural gas is the only way to beat it.

There are a variety of beliefs when it comes to climate change. Some believe it is part of a natural phase and not to worry, while some argue that man-made gases are to blame. The argument is unusual in one respect; it requires no winner. As long as natural gas is in play, it simply doesn’t matter.

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Benedict Arnold Move: Larry Hogan Just Sold Us Out

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Once a true supporter of natural gas development in Western Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan just sold us all out, proving faith in politicos is never rewarded.

Shocked, disappointed, betrayed: these are the words that immediately come to mind when I heard the news. Disgust and angry follows those. Maryland came a long way in the fight to develop natural gas and just like flipping a light switch, our own Benedict Arnold just sold us out.

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Fellow Marylanders: Would You Buy A Used Car from This Man?

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Craig Stevens is a used car salesman adept at pitching quip to get others to buy what he’s selling on behalf of his benefactors. Marylanders, beware.

“Buyer beware” is a phrase that lives in infamy. Like it or not, it is true and we all have our horror stories of being a potential victim of a sleazy salesman. Some such “used car salesmen” simply scream sleaze, in fact. Not to throw stink on honest used car salesmen, but it is an industry where the buyer must see through the pitch to understand what they are really getting.

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Fear Mongering Is by Far the Favorite Fractivist Tactic

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Fear is a dynamic and powerful tool, but left unchecked with false facts, it drives public opinion and results in dangerous consequences. 

Fear seems to drive people for many reasons. We have a natural inclination to fear as a species. Some fear can be a good thing. It helps us mitigate risks when making decisions, to know when to jump into action and serves as the basis of fight or flight. Unchecked, though, fear is quite the opposite. Fear based on limited knowledge or incorrect facts can be dangerous and leave someone wearing tinfoil hats, scared of everything discussed on the X-Files.

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Seals to Natural Gas, Environmental Activists Protest Anything

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Environmental activists claim they are doing good work and saving the planet, but they are really just protesting for fun. 

Recently, I have become obsessed with podcasts. Everything from true crime to random ideas and TED Talks keep my mind wondering on my morning commute to work. Recently, I was listening to This American Life and was reassured of what I already knew; activists are crazy and will seek out things to rally around.

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Maryland Fracking Hitting Wall with Fake Facts

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Maryland fracking may have hit a stalemate. With nearly seven more months before we can break ground, the competition is getting tough as fake facts fly. 

Compromise is a term that is often thrown around when it comes to hot topic debates, but the truth is, there is often no compromise, only irony. This is even truer when we look at current events with respect to Maryland fracking. Just like the Southern Tier of New York, Western Maryland needs natural gas development to prosper economically but is at the mercy of urban demagogues who dominate state politics and couldn’t possibly care less.

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Maryland Natural Gas is Our Golden Ticket – If We Don’t Blow It

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Maryland natural gas is our golden ticket to a prosperous future. However, our brat lawmakers will do anything to stop it. 

For quite some time, I have been writing on the buffoonery that Maryland has been facing when it comes to natural gas. We have had a very strange ride attempting to get fracking moving in this state. It reminds me of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in some ways. Here, our state has in its grasp a wonderful golden ticket, but like most of the contestants, greed, ignorance, and pure misrepresentation is causing us to squander this opportunity.

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Natural Gas Has Saved Businesses Over $76 Billion

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Businesses in America have many issues to worry about, but overhead is not one of them for those saving nearly 50% thanks to clean inexpensive natural gas. 

Owning a business in today’s climate is tough. Long gone are the days where Sam Walton or Harlan Sanders built their businesses on low overhead costs, focusing on the loyalty of customers to whom they passed along the savings. Today, business owners have to jump through endlessly multiplying regulatory hoops and deal with the ever higher utility bills…except for one thing; natural gas costs that have gone down, down and down some more thanks to the shale revolution.

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Let’s Not Be “Walled In” on Natural Gas Exports to Mexico

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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There is a lot of talk about Mexico in the news. Wall or no wall, a 20% tax on imports could be retaliated and hurt our natural gas exports. 

We are just over 10 days with a new administration in the Oval Office and we see Donald Trump, for better or worse, doing a lot of disrupting; not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with that. I am not here to discuss the politics or to speculate on President Trump’s stances; there is already way too much of that everywhere you look. Still, I don’t like the idea of new tariffs on imports from Mexico, which are only likely to produce new Mexican tariffs on our natural gas exports to that country.

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Ohio Natural Gas Development is Saving Monroe County

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Many areas have seen the hardships from budget deficits, factory closings, and a struggling working class. However, fracking is saving one such county. 

For the last few years, municipalities all across the United States have seen quite a bit of hardship. We have seen this in Detroit and everywhere, from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Stockton, California. For many of these hard-hit places, they have had to default on pension plans, cut education spending and raise taxes in attempts to get their heads above water.

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