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Jumpin’ Jeff Tittel Outraged at Buddy Phil Murphy’s Administration

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Jeff Tittel, Sierra Club guy for New Jersey, thought he had a friend in Phil “the Panderer” Murphy, but now he’s outraged the Governor won’t do as he’s told.

Jeff Tittel, the humorless guy who is New Jersey Sierra Club is, nonetheless, a favorite of gullible media types who love it when he calls folks “fossil fools.” He takes himself quite seriously, though, and jumps up to the microphone and cameras whenever the opportunity arises. He even imagined Phil “the Panderer” Murphy was going to take orders from him.

Indeed, he got Murphy to pose for a picture with him to publicly announce, before hearings had been finished, that the Governor would, as a member of the DRBC, vote to ban fracking. That was an incredibly dumb move, of course, because it proves the process was tainted at the outset, setting up a basis for a legal challenge later. But, Murphy may not care and Jeff Tittel is jumping mad at him for refusing (so far) to take direction on another issue.

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The Constitution Pipeline Keeps Banging at the Door

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

The tenacity of the Constitution Pipeline folks in not giving up and continuing the good fight is one of the best signs the pipeline industry now gets it.

Seems like a week doesn’t go by that MDN isn’t asked (by someone from Pennsylvania), “Is there any hope of building the Constitution Pipeline through New York?” Our standard response is this: The only way it gets built is: (a) NY elects a new governor favorable to the industry–about a 1% chance of that happening, (b) President Trump issues an Executive Order overriding Cuomo’s blockade of Constitution (and other pipeline projects)–maybe a 10% chance of that happening, or (c) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reconsiders a decision to not overrule NY’s move to block the project–maybe a 15% chance.

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The Very Special Interests of Fractivists and Friends

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Fractivists and other radical enviros are too often portrayed as altruistic when, in fact, they embody some of the very worst of very special interests.

Self-described environmentalists and most fractivists typically get the benefit of any doubt as being altruistic, community-minded, socially conscious protecters of nature and all that is good. The truth, though, is that there is, more often than not, special interests at stake. Sometimes it’s simply an attention-getting ego-boosting thing, other times it’s about the power and, far too often, it’s about the money.

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Cuomo Delivers: New York Electricity Prices 44% Higher Than U.S.

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

New York electricity prices are now 26% higher than Pennsylvania’s and 44% higher than the U.S. average according to the Energy Information Administration.

New York residents, on average, pay 44% more for electricity than other states, 26% more than neighboring Pennsylvania and 40% more than Ohio. In January of this year, New Yorkers (and New York utility companies) were briefly forced to pay a record high of $140.25 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) for natural gas, as opposed to what everyone else was paying (an average of $3.08/Mcf)—which is 46 times as much!

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The Bitter, Miserable, Self-Destructive, Sniveling World of Fractivism

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

A picture used by the Delaware Povertykeeper speaks volumes about the nature of fractivism. It is, to echo P.J. O’Rourke, a philosophy of sniveling brats.

One of our readers sent me a link the other day that spoke to the problem with fractivism. It was an appeal by the Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper for support for an amendment to the New York state Constitution similar to Pennsylvania’s environmental rights amendment, which, of course, has empowered special interest shills and environmental extremists such as Maya van Rossum with the ability to harass those seeking to do things like bring energy to people and slow down or kill whatever it is they’re doing.

I opened the link and staring me in the face was a picture of a happy Maya in full propagandist mood, speaking about such an amendment, which, of course, she ardently desires. What made me sit up straight and take notice, though, were the sad, miserable faces of those behind her, her legislative supporters. The photo said more about the nature of fractivism than anything I could possibly write.

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Make No Mistake: Andrew Cuomo Is Undermining Our National Security

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Andrew Cuomo, America’s most politically craven governor, is directly undermining our country’s national security with his illegal moratorium on pipelines.

One of the lawyers who filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting the Supremes hear the Constitution Pipeline case has written a column that rips the mask off New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and exposes him for the corrupt autocrat he is.

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The No Solution Opposition to Meeting NYC Electricity Demands

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

A no solutions band of fractivists went to a construction and demolition waste site Tueday to oppose a power plant that would address NYC electricity needs.

The hollowness of the fractivist cause was exposed on Tuesday. A dozen or so enviros appeared at a construction and demolition wastes site in North Bergen, New Jersey. They were there to oppose building a brand new, super-clean, gas-fired power plant that would help meet NYC electricity needs. They had virtually nothing to say other than to threaten their favorite governor with litigation. There were no alternatives offered to the North Bergen Liberty Generating Plant proposal, no attempt to reason and no recognition of need even, just pure opposition combined with threats. It was classic no solutions fractivism, otherwise known as denial.

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New York Energy Prices Are Too Damn High and There’s A Reason

Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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New York energy prices are out of control, says Vic Furman, and the fault lies with politicians who have, for the most selfish reasons, blocked development.

Here in Andrew Cuomo’s New York, I am paying nearly $6.00 a gallon for propane. I do expect it to drop some, now that winter’s over, but it will. no doubt, go right back up in four short months when Fall weather returns.

We here in New York have lost the opportunity to take advantage of the same cheap reliable clean energy as Susquehanna County, due to corrupt politicians such as Cuomo, and Eric Schneiderman, combined with the efforts of a small anti-gas crowd enabled and echoed through funding provided by elitist foundations and, apparently, Vladimir Putin.

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