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Here’s How to Lift Up Puerto Rico with Our Natural Gas

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

 

The devastation that hit Puerto Rico is an opportunity to build a new energy future for the Commonwealth with our natural gas, helping us at the same time.

There was a Congressional hearing the other day focused on the efforts to help Puerto Rico recover from the recent hurricane damage that so devastated the island. Something very interesting came out of the discussion that could be the basis of some great initiatives of benefit to just about everyone. It’s all about LNG and how shipping the stuff produced on the mainland could be a big boon to our fellow Americans from the Island of Enchantment as well as those who live in our rural areas where shale gas is produced.

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Food and Water Watch Is Conning Taxpayers in Every Way

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

 

Food and Water Watch is a completely radical organization that is conning taxpayers by using loopholes in the tax code to operate politically as a charity.

Yesterday, one of our readers sent me a news story about Chester County, Pennsylvania election results. The Philadelphia Inquirer article, written by Andrew Maykuth, noted “Opponents of Sunoco Pipeline’s Mariner East project won seats on the governing boards of two Chester County townships Tuesday in elections that had become referendums on the controversial pipeline.” While that was hardly surprising, what was disturbing was what came later in the story; a tale of how a supposed public charity called Food and Water Watch had deeply involved itself in those elections by using some subterfuge the IRS and others, including far too many in the oil and gas industry, are only too happy to ignore.

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Northeast Supply Enhancement Will Heat NYC Housing with Gas

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

 

The Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement project will help heat NYC public housing with clean natural gas, improving the health of all New Yorkers.

Back In August, I wrote here about just how dependent New York City is on natural gas, some 81% of the Con Edison supply already coming from Pennsylvania shale gas in 2015. The New York Building Congress had issued a report titled Electricity Outlook: Powering New York City’s Future that unequivocally articulated the need for more pipelines to deliver that gas to the city:

New pipeline capacity for natural gas with direct connection to New YorkCity and Westchester County will be necessary to provide sufficient gas supplies to meet the expected growth in demand. FERC should promptly approve the recent application for Transco’s [Williams’] Northeast Supply Enhancement project. In addition, the State and City should work together to convene a working group of key stakeholders, including utilities and natural gas suppliers, to develop a strategy for the planning and approval of new natural gas pipelines directly into New York City…

FERC is expected, not too long from now, to issue an Environmental Impact Statement on the Northeast Supply Enhancement project but we’re learning more and details already about that project and its contributions to the health and well-being of New Yorkers, including those living in public housing`projects.

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Fracking Is Killing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Technology

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

 

The EPA is out with its latest greenhouse gas emissions from onshore petroleum and natural gas production data, showing emissions are way down. Thank fracking.

The EPA has a neat website tracking greenhouse gas emissions from onshore petroleum and natural gas production. The data shows they’re way down over the last five years in the Marcellus/Utica Shale region even though production is up and more data is being reported. Given that we know the substitution of natural gas for coal power generation has already reduced greenhouse gas emissions enormously, leaving the US with a superior record compared to other braggart non-performing nations such as Germany, this is remarkable. More winning is ahead.

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Our Favorite Big Green and Fractivist Stories This Week

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

 

There have been a number of big green and fractivist stories out there in the digital universe this past week. Here are three of my special favorites.

Some weeks there is just so much to take in and analyze when it comes to big green and fractivist issues, we simply can do them justice. Therefore, from time too time, I’ve decided  I’ll share a few of the best with the briefest of commentary and introduction.

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DRBC: Hey, We Don’t Do No Stinkin’ Economic Development

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

 

A comment by the DRBC in regard to folks concerned about the economic impact of its proposed fracking ban reveals stunning ignorance as well as arrogance.

Energy In Depth has a nice summary of the hearing held in Waymart earlier this week to gather local opinion on the potential impact of what appears to be a proposed fracking ban by the Delaware river Basin Commission (DRBC). Reading it, I learned something I didn’t know, even though I was there and testified. I had not seen the Channel 16 coverage of the events and didn’t realize the excuse the DRBC gave for not attending to hear local opinion. When I did read it, I was absolutely stunned at the ignorance and the arrogance of the statement.

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Tax-Exempt Catskill Mountainkeeper “Charity” Does Politics

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

 

The Catskill Mountainkeeper, a tax-exempt charity under Federal and New York State law,  is engaging in blatant lobbying although it says it does almost none.

One of our readers forwarded me a Catskill Mountainkeeper emailer this morning and made a very good point; “I think they should lose tax exempt status if they are telling or advising their members how to vote.  This is what I am cautioned about at church.” He’s correct, of course.

He was referring to the fact the emailer, written by Katherine Nadeau, wife of Politico reporter Jimmy Vielkind, specifically urged Catskill Mountainkeeper members how to vote on two ballot proposals. Yet, the Catskill Mountainkeeper, a part of the NRDC gang, told the IRS it only spends $225 per year on grass-roots lobbying which is, of course, exactly what the emailer is.

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A New Day: FERC Takes on Cuomo and His Corrupt DEC

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

 

FERC has given Governor Andrew “Corruptocrat” and his equally corrupt DEC a message; their days of riding roughshod over Federal law on pipelines are over.

Jim Willis, who somehow manages to pick up on everything over at Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) posted a story yesterday revealing something extraordinarily important for the pipeline and natural gas industry. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directly took on the political corruption that is New York State government. It also sent a signal to other states who have followed suit in abusing the Section 401 Water Quality Certification process for pipelines under the Clean Water Act. FERC is taking a strong stand to defend the integrity of Section 401.

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Constitution Pipeline Petition: How They Were Conned by Cuomo

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

 

Constitution Pipeline has petitioned FERC to declare NY-DEC waived rights to act on its water quality certification application. It’s one compelling story.

Earlier this month, the Constitution Pipeline folks filed a petition with FERC to essentially overrule the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denial of its application for water quality certification. It’s old news but I only recently got around to reading the petition itself, which is one hugely compelling story of just how New York State government works under Andrew “Corruptocrat” Cuomo and how our pipeline friends got totally conned. The best part, though, is how they’re refusing to roll over and are, with this petition, telling the world the sordid details of how they were victimized by the criminal enterprise known as the Cuomo administration.

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Fractivist Nightmare: China, Wanting Cleaner Skies, Seeks Our LNG

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

 

Here in the Northeast, spoiled brat fractivists attack fracking for kicks, while China is seeking our LNG to make cleaner skies; it’s a fractivist nighmare!

It just doesn’t get any better, or worse, if you’re a fractivist. A fractivist nightmare, even now, is taking shape inside the ever dreamy heads of the loopy malcontents who do fractivism’s dirty work and the empty minds of the trust-funders who finance them. It’s China going blue—natural gas blue that is—and it’s happening. The Chinese, who have created the world’s worst smog by their dependence on coal, are now looking to chimney sweep their skies and they’re turning to our LNG to help do it!

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