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Delaware Riverkeeper Earning Title As the Biggest Loser

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

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There are few organizations more litigious or nasty than the Delaware Riverkeeper. It’s earning a reputation as the “biggest loser” with the Federal Courts.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit slapped down THE Delaware Riverkeeper in yet another crushing defeat for the virulent anti-fossil fuel organization (and mouthpiece for the William Penn Foundation, its main funder). Even though Williams’ Transco Leidy Southeast expansion project went online some 18 months ago, Riverkeeper sued the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) some 14 months ago over its approval of the project.

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Attacking Critical Pipeline Infrastructure is Terrorism

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

  

Homeland Security considers any attack on critical pipeline infrastructure terrorism; yet ecoterrorists are willing to somehow normalize these acts of violence.

In October 2016, extremists broke into and closed the safety valves on five pipelines.

In May 2017, arsonists broke in and attempted to burn a hole through a working pipeline.

Are these acts of property destruction? Acts of civil disobedience by idiots who failed to understand the potential personal and environmental damage they were risking?

No. They were acts of terrorism. Why? Because they were attacks against critical infrastructure.
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Think About Energy: The Importance of Energy Infrastructure

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Brittany Ramos
Coordinator, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas

  

The Think About Energy series latest stop was Misericordia University where the importance of building much needed energy infrastructure was discussed.

Borton-Lawson, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, UGI Energy Services, UGI Utilities, and Williams, in conjunction with ACT for America and the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce, hosted a “Think About Energy” Briefing today at Misericordia University.

The briefing was the 11th in a statewide series now entering its fourth year. The latest northeast Pennsylvania session drew nearly a hundred attendees seeking information about the current state of Pennsylvania’s shale gas revolution and what to look for during the second half of 2017. The session’s themes included Pennsylvania’s continued escalating natural gas production, natural gas pricing and pipeline build out, as well as the industry’s impact on jobs and career opportunities.
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A Natural Gas Victory in Upstate New York for NG Advantage

landowners and laborers - Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Vic Furman reports on the smackdown of fractivists in Broome County last night as town officials approved a NG Advantage project despite their opposition.

I first got wind of a public hearing to be held in Port Crane NY on a natural gas compressor and liquefied natural gas station proposal from NG Advantage by listening to the Bob Joseph Show. A caller called in to rally the anti’s to a Town of Fenton Planning Board meeting where the proposal was up for consideration. They stated the schools in Chenango Valley were in danger of being exposed to chemicals, explosions, and truck traffic. These apocalyptic visions are the language of fractivists, of course, but this time they didn’t sell and we can partly thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for that, believe it or not.

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Cuomo’s New Energy Program: Fracked Natural Gas!

landowners and laborers - Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Governor Cuomo has announced yet another clean energy program, but this one uses fracked natural gas Cuomo won’t let us develop in or even pipe into NY.

Suddenly, and once again, Governor Cuomo has announced another clean energy program but this one, ironically, uses “FRACKED” natural gas.  You know … that stuff over which the State of New York sits atop that he is denying landowners the ability to develop or even pipe into the state, to appease his big money donors and elitist friends. Read about it here.

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Shale Gas News – May 20, 2017

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 and 1510 AM, talked about OPEC, the Permian Basin, lateral wells and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Kevin Lynn, Director of Communications at Linde Corporation and Nick Colarossi from NJC Investments. We also played an interview with Mike Atchie, Public Outreach Business Partner at Williams from January

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Coos County Refuses to Coo for Fractivists

Constitution Pipeline - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

Coos County voters do not back down to fractivists and reject a measure to ban to construction of the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal.

Following what generally was a quiet two weeks for shale news, a major decision came a sparsely populated area of the West Coast – Coos County, Oregon.

Last March, FERC took the unusual step of denying the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal on the Oregon Coast and the Pacific Connector Pipeline that would have transported natural gas from Canada to Coos County for export.  In December that decision was upheld.

Following the Presidential election, Jordan Cove’s owners, Williams Partners and Veresen Inc. of Calgary, reapplied with FERC in January after the Trump Administration took office.  In response, opponents of the project put Measure 6-162 on the Coos County ballot.

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Youngstown Radicals Make Yet Another Run at Anarchy

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

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The Marxist CELDF is making yet another run at a “community rights” initiative in Youngstown, Ohio under the cover of fracking opposition. It seeks anarchy.

A nation without laws is not a nation.

Virulent anti-drillers in Youngstown, OH have now tried six times to pass a so-called Community Bill of Rights ballot measure–and have failed all six times, the most recent last November. The local yokels are pawns, useful idiots, for an ultra-radical group from Pennsylvania called the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). The CELDF is behind dozens of such efforts, none of which has been successful. The CELDF is also behind a number of bizarre lawsuits — like the one claiming that an ecosystem is a “person” with rights.

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Pipelines Are Simply the Safest Way to Move Energy

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Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research.

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Robert Bradley contrasts the safety of pipelines – the safest way to move energy – with the myths perpetuated by anti-growth opponents of energy development.

Our associates from the Institute for Energy Research, who shared this guest post, recently published in Forbes, with us.

Have you heard? Transporting oil through pipelines is a threat to humanity! The many accidents highlighted in the press speak for themselves.

Except that pipeline accidents are rare enough to be big news—and many of those accounts contain exaggerations. Too often, they imply that pipelines, really the energy they carry, should be phased down and out.

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Second Natural Gas Plant on Way to Lackawanna County

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

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Archbald Energy Partners, LLC is one step closer to building a second natural gas plant just off the Casey Highway with DEP issued air quality permit in hand.

The largest (so far) Marcellus Shale-gas fired electric plant in Pennsylvania is currently under construction in Lackawanna County, PA (near Scranton). The Lackawanna Energy Center, being built in Jessup by Invenergy, will produce 1,480 megawatts of electricity. However, there is a second, smaller Marcellus-fired electric plant also in the works.

Last October, MDN brought you the news that Archbald Energy Partners, a collaboration between Canada-based EmberClear Corp. and New Jersey-based DCO Energy, wants to build a plant in Archbald, PA (again, near Scranton) that will produce 485 megawatts of electricity.

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