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:
Another Side to Debate Over the Mariner East 2 Pipeline
If you only read the headlines and the Pennsylvania DEP news releases, you might think no one’s happy about the Mariner East 2 pipeline project (which generally follows an existing right-of-way), but, if so, you’d be wrong. There are plenty of very happy people, including hundreds of Pennsylvania union members. Check out this video, produced just days ago:
Frankly, unions have been the best ambassadors for the shale revolution and we don’t use them nearly enough, as this video demonstrates.
Republicans have frequently sold out, too, and frequently run in fear of elitist fractivism (think New York State Senate Republicans such as Jim Seward, for example, or Maryland Governor Larry Hogan), but this argument from Rupert Darwell, author of “Green Tyranny,” sure resonates:
…parties of the left were meant to be the champions of working people. They were meant to say, “The interests of the working class…We represent the interests of working people. They’re the interest we’re gonna uphold.” What has actually happened is they’ve sold out to the green billionaires. The green billionaires have bought the Democratic Party. There’s a big divergence between where the money is, where the leadership is, where the politicians are, where the elites are, and the Democrats’ base. And that is the big opportunity. That’s the big political opportunity. The economic one is simply, this stuff is very expensive. Renewables are incredibly expensive. Do people want to have to pay more for electricity or less? Clearly, they want to pay less.
Any political party…worth its name can go after this. The left is there sitting, waiting to be absolutely destroyed because they’ve sold themselves out to environmentalists who do not have the interests of working people at heart. In fact, they actually despise working people. They despise their taste, they despise their desire for a better life, they despise their desire for consumption.
It’s hard to argue with this if one examines the activities of the Haas, Heinz, Park and Rockefeller families. They have commanded the attention of politicians such as Cuomo, Hogan, Seward and the Democratic Party itself by throwing money at them and funding malcontents to create political pressure justifying their sellouts, leaving ordinary working people in the dust. It’s so bad Massachusetts politicians would rather illegally import Russian LNG than allow natural gas development or the construction of pipelines and they’d rather saddle their low and moderate income residents with astronomical electric bills than confront the elitists.
What Pipeline Opposition Has Wrought – Take 2
Our guest blogger Vic Furman wrote a great post last week about the price of Governor Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo’s opposition to pipeline development upstate and what it had wrought on Upstate New Yorkers in the way of higher electricity prices. Subsequently, he got on Facebook and one of his friends posed this question, which Vic and several other friends answered. Here’s how it went:
Nothing more need be said. This is the price of pipeline opposition; the price of Cuomo’s politics on Upstate.
To Tell the Truth: Ohio Episode
Anyone remember that old television program “To Tell the Truth” from several decades ago? Well, there’s a new version tailored to Ohio. Our friend Jackie Stewart from Energy In Depth Ohio noticed something about one of the speeches delivered the other day at an event announcing the formation of a new Tri-County Landowners Coalition in Ohio, which we reported on here. Jackie heard Elaine Tanner of the Hayesville Community on Fracked Gas group say this (just listen to the first 3-4 seconds):
Yes, Elaine Tanner says “as a life-long resident of the Tr-County area, I find it my duty as a citizen to let people know what will be, should we continue on this path of destruction.” However, as Jackie notes, Tanner was, as recently as September, 2015, identified with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth in this article, where she’s referenced as a resident of Letcher County, Kentucky opposing a coal permit. Here is the quote (emphasis added):
And Elaine Tanner from the Mill Creek community in Letcher County said the general permit has been misapplied in the past, and that has contributed to the poisoned water that about 100 families in her community have experienced.
And, if you thought maybe Elaine Tanner might be just stretching the definition of Tri-County a bit because Ohio borders Kentucky, you’re wrong again:
So, will the real Elaine Tanner, serial/professional protester, please stand up?