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The DRBC Is Engaged in High Stakes, High-Tech Colonialism

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

 

They want the land, they’ve always wanted it. Now, they’re stealing it out from underneath us—just taking it—with some high stakes, high-tech colonialism.

Two miles west of Waymart, Pennsylvania, where the DRBC will hold two of its hearings on a proposed fracking ban later this month, is the border between the Delaware and Susquehanna River basins. Those on this, the Delaware side, of what might as well as be the Berlin Wall for us, are seeing a theft of our natural resources and economic futures by gentry class colonialists who would prefer our homeland be their playland.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – January 13, 2018

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Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

Here’s more material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers; great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links and other short bits below:

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Why Mariner East 2 Is Essential to Southeast PA – Part II

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The economic benefits of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline for Southeast PA go far beyond the $9 billion of construction impacts. There is much, much more there.

Yesterday, I excerpted parts of a guest post on Marcellus Drilling News from Garland L. Thompson extolling the economics of the Mariner East 2 to Southeast PA. My post also included material from another MDN piece on the role of the Mariner East 2 in maintaining stable propane prices in the Philly region. Earlier in the week, a new study was also released by Econsult Solutions addressing the huge economic benefits of the project with respect to pipeline and associated industrial development. The study was summarized here, but the focus was all on construction benefits. They are but the beginning.

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Why the Mariner East 2 Pipeline Is Essential to Southeast PA

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

All the hullabaloo over construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline (that follows the route of an existing pipeline) obscures the fact Southeast PA needs it.

Our good friend and frequent source, Jim Willis, over at Marcellus Drilling News, provides the sort of inside information you’ll never get from mainstream media or the special-interest shills at StateImpactPA when they report on Mariner East 2. Neither has much interest in reporting on anything but construction issues and hyping them to the max. Meanwhile, Jim has recently published two great articles on the forgotten story of why the Mariner East 2 is so essential to the Southeast PA folks who might seem opposed to it from all the news coverage.

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Corruptocrat and Bay State Bozos Bring Russian LNG to US

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Corruptocrat, and dumb as a rock Massachusetts politicians have succeeded in bringing Russian LNG to the US through their pipeline delays.

Andrew Cuomo, not so affectionately known here as Governor Corruptocrat, has stopped three separate pipeline projects intended to bring natural gas top New York and New England. Bay State politicians of no spine have likewise caved to extreme environmentalists and fractivists in killing their own projects. There results of this corruption and incompetence are the highest natural gas prices in the world during the cold snap and the delivery of high-cost, high-carbon Russian LNG to the country that brought us the shale revolution. That revolution could have delivered low-cost, low-carbon shale gas to New York and New England but the blindness, obstinance and virtue signaling of their dreadful politicians.

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Justice at Last: CELDF Busted, Tom Linzey Whacked with Sanctions

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Detestable Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) Attorney Tom Linzey and partner have been court-ordered to pay $52,000 in legal sanctions.

Tom Linzey, the arrogant spoiled attorney who founded and runs the CELDF, has been getting away with conning communities and funders for many years now. Like the snake-oil salesman he is, he’s sold his bogus “Community Bill of Rights Ordinance” (CBR) concept to communities from Maine to New Mexico, losing every step of the way, but never paying a penalty for bad faith lawyering.

Tom Linzey is a Marxist, or worse, by any definition but has developed a nice gig offering free legal services to communities looking for any way possible to stop this or that. They provide the platform and useful idiots such as Leonard DiCaprio, Adelaide Park Gomer, Henry Wallace’s descendants fork over the money that has allowed Linzey to pursue his radical agenda. The gig may be up in one case, though. Federal Judge Susan Paradise Baxter has had it with the CELDF and the bully Tom Linzey. She’s just sanctioned him and fellow CELDF attorney Elizabeth Duane with $52,000 in legal sanctions for their “clearly unreasonable” lawyering.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – January 6, 2018

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Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

Here’s more material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers; great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links and other short bits below:

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What You Probably Didn’t Notice About That Dimock Case

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Natural Gas NOW

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Casual observers and readers of press stories on that Dimock case involving Ray Kemble may well be unaware of the real significance of Cabot’s lawsuit.

There’s something you probably didn’t notice about that Dimock case we’ve talked about here several times (here, here and here) under the banner of “Pigs to Rigs.” Although AP reporter Michael Rubikam mentioned it, the most important aspect of the Cabot Oil & Gas lawsuit against Ray Kemble is not what Ray did, but what his attorneys did. Fractivist commenters, no doubt writing from basement apartments in their elderly parents’ homes, have imagined it was all about speech and the AP headline lent undeserved credibility to that side of things.

Let’s be honest, though, nothing water-bottle shooting Ray Kemble has ever said on on the subject of gas has resonated credibility with anyone. No, although it sure would be nice to know who’s paying big Ray’s airfares around the country, and that may well come out in discovery, having Ray speak against you is like having Rosie O’Donell hating you, if you know what I mean. The real issue, which I suspect most observers haven’t much noticed, is the action of “Pigs to Rigs” trial lawyer Charlie Speer and cohorts in filing a lawsuit against Cabot on an already settled case—a big legal no-no.

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The “D” in DRBC Is for Deceitful Double-Standards

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

 

The Delaware River Basin Commission proposes to ban hydraulic fracturing in the basin but it’s just the SRBC with a different hat applying double-standards.

The “D” in DRBC can now truly be said to stand for deceitful double-standards, given a proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing that deliberately ignores what its members know to be the facts from also being the governing majority of the SRBC.

Those proposed double-standards, in fact, are being used to inversely condemn the property of thousands of  Pennsylvanians who happen to reside in the one county in the Commonwealth with natural gas resources where they cannot be developed. There’s massive taking—a theft of land and minerals—in progress; one in which the primary tools of the thieves are the blinders they’ve put on themselves so as to not see what’s before their eyes.

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Legal Challenge to Cuomo Fracking Ban Lays Out the Travesty of Justice

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Natural Gas NOW

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David Morabito is fighting a Goliath we know as Gov. Andrew “Corruptocrat” Cuomo, his DEC and their fracking ban. His case details a travesty of justice.

It hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, but Attorney David R. Morabito of Rochester, New York and his wife are owners of property in Allegany County, just north of Potter County, Pennsylvania. It has some Marcellus Shale and what is probably, based on recent Shell wells across the border, some much better Utica Shale. Our “David” in this case, who happens to be a trial attorney, has been unable to develop his land for natural gas and has decided to take on one very big ugly “Goliath” who readers of this blog know as Andrew Cuomo’s political machine.

Yes, David Morabito is taking the Corrupotocrat’s political machine to Federal court after being denied not only by Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), but also his ever more political courts. The majority of the Third Department appeals court that rejected Morabito’s state lawsuit was, in fact, appointed by Corruptocrat, so it’s hardly a surprise they rejected his claims as merely “academic”—a characterization far more appropriate as a description of the reports DEC relied upon to do its fracking ban.

I’m not qualified to evaluate Morabito’s case (takings claims are notoriously difficult and that’s part of it) but I know this much: he has throughly documented the travesty of justice that is the New York fracking ban in a compelling way. His legal filing is must reading for anyone who wants to truly understand what happened to New York landowners.

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