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Bostonian Buffoonery: Gentry Class Opposes Atlantic Bridge

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
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Two gentry class senators from Massachusetts, living in Washington, want to stop the Atlantic Bridge pipeline project and let their voters back home freeze.

Are there two more smug condescending gentry class members of the US Senate then Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren? No. These two Bostonian buffoons have sold their souls to radical environmentalist causes and they’ve opposed every effort to bring more natural gas to Massachusetts and the rest of New England. They prefer Boston and such continue to rely upon foreign imports of LNG, while they sleep comfortably in Washington DC.

Their latest maneuver, clearly choreographed by their fractivist supporters, is to challenge a recent FERC certificate issued for the Atlantic Bridge pipeline project by arguing the loss of a FERC quorom denies opportunities for appeals. It’s a silly stunt in the mold of the Delaware Povertykeeper’s attempts to stop new FERC appointments. It won’t go anywhere but it pleases the radical base that donates to their campaigns, so they’re more than willing to sacrifice the comfort of their ordinary constituents. If Boston’s history of snowstorms is any guide they could be sorry, although as all pols do, they’ll reverse course and blame others at that point.

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A Laughable Junk Science Study on the PennEast Pipeline

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The Delaware Povertykeeper has commissioned the most laughable, ridiculous junk science study imaginable on the economic impact of the PennEast Pipeline.

The Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper is out touting a new economic impact study, secured by the group, that claims a $13.3 to $56.6 billion negative economic impact from the PennEast Pipeline. I heard about this study a few days ago but, knowing anything from the Povertykeeper was likely to be something on the order of a Tarot Card reading, I paid little attention. Concerned readers, though, more or less insisted I do so. I have now reviewed it and can tell you it was well, worth reading for the laughs.

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Tanning Chemical Fortune Pollutes Delaware River Politics

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The Haas family, heirs to a fortune made in tanning chemicals, is using the William Penn Foundation to pollute Delaware River politics everywhere one looks.

Jim Willis has a great post over at Marcellus Drilling News regarding a StateImpactPA story about the work of the latter’s own benefactor, the William Penn Foundation. As Jim notes:

One of the worst of the worst non-profit organizations that continues to fund anti-shale activities in the Marcellus/Utica is the William Penn Foundation. By all rights their non-profit (i.e. tax-free) status issued by the IRS should be revoked because of their overt support of anti-fracking initiatives. But we’re not holding our breath … Millions of dollars buys a lot of influence (and a lot of people) … StateImpactPA is a mouthpiece for William Penn. So we found it interesting that they ran an article (no doubt commissioned by William Penn) that admits William Penn and nearly $100 million (from William Penn and other sources) is at the nexus of some 40 “conservation” groups colluding in their attempt to keep development out of the Delaware River Basin. That development includes farming and shale drilling.

StateImpactPA‘s story is, as might be expected, is a puff piece. It discusses something called the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, questions what it has achieved in cleaning up water quality, concludes it’s not much at all and then hypes the future potential. The real story, of course, isn’t told at all.

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Martians, Backed by Carpetbagger Riverkeeper, Try to Stymie Rex

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

 

The Delaware Riverkeeper is giving legal help to a group of radical parents (Martians) against Rex Energy in an area nowhere near their river basin. Why? 

MDN previously reported on the injustice happening in Butler County, PA where a handful of anti-drilling parents from the Mars School District (“Martians”), backed by money and legal help from Philadelphia Big Green groups Delaware Riverkeeper and Clean Air Council, have filed frivolous lawsuit after frivolous lawsuit. The effort is aimed at denying landowners in Middlesex Township revenue from legally permitted drilling.

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Delaware Riverkeeper To Do Stupid FERC Trick

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

 

Maya van Rossum, THE Delaware Riverkeeper, plans to hold a “People’s Hearing Investigating FERC” to bully FERC into denying pipelines and other projects. 

Though often we’re irritated, sometimes we simply marvel at the arrogance of organizations like THE Delaware Riverkeeper. They honestly think they know better than you what kind of energy you should have the right to buy. The people who run the organization (Maya van Rossum, who is THE self-appointed keeper of the Delaware River Basin), irrationally hate all fossil fuels. Even though Maya & company use those fossil fuels every day of their lives.
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Delaware Riverkeeper Wants FERC Shut Down

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

 

The Delaware Riverkeeper and 182 of it’s friends demand the U.S. Senate hold hearings to find FERC “corrupt” and shut it down completely.

Maya van Rossum, who is THE Delaware Riverkeeper (the river’s mamma), got 182 of her friends, whom she calls “organizations” to sign a letter and sent it to the U.S. Senate demanding (she always demands, never politely asks) for hearings into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Why? Because they’re actually doing their job, and that just can’t stand.

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The Fruits of Fractivism: An Update on the Threats

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Threats against the PennEast Pipeline project continue despite the fruits of this fractivism. Their hysterical opposition has created a dangerous situation.

Our buddy, Jim Willis, from Marcellus Drilling News, keeps his ear very close to the ground. He has an update relating to our “Fruits of Fractivism” story back in April:

“Three surveyors working on the PennEast Pipeline in Holland Township (Hunterdon Township), New Jersey were approached by a man with a rifle. The man asked them if they were there working on the PennEast. When the 3-man crew responded “yes,” the man waved the gun in the air, shouting at them that he would stop the pipeline. It was a clearly a menancing threat to the men who were doing nothing more than a survey. Holland Township Police later arrested Lester Kinney Jr., charging him with “making terroristic threats and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.” Although arrested for his crimes, you need an indictment (from a grand jury) in order to prosecute such a crime. The wheels of justice grind sloooooooooowly. We finally have some good news. A grand jury has indeed indicted Mr. Kinney for his criminal act. He will now either plead guilty, or go to trial.”

Well, good! The news made me wonder, though, if PennEast Pipeline opponents might have changed their tactics since this incident in April. Nah, not at all.

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PennEast Pipeline Earns Workers’ Support

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Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

A PennEast Pipeline FERC hearing last night at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania brought out lots of deserved support from workers.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is holding four public hearings this week on the PennEast Pipeline. One took place at the well known Penn’s Peak venue perched overlooking the Lehigh River in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. It was reasonably well-attended. More importantly, there were numerous union representatives there to make the case for the project. There was also landowner support.

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Anti-Fracking Spectacle Held on Eve of DNC Convention

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

 

On the eve of the Philadelphia DNC, thousands of the anti-fracking crowd came out to urge policy makers to ban fracking now.

Depending on the source you read, somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 rabid Bernie Sanders fans marched in Philadelphia the other night, on the eve of the Democrat National Convention. Their raison d’etre? To “DEMAND” a national ban on fracking.

If true (one never knows with habitual liars), an anti-fracking crowd of that size is the biggest we’ve heard of. Congrats! Apparently there were two different groups marching, they couldn’t even coordinate a unified march. Typical. Below is some of the coverage of these wackos marching in the sweltering heat last night.

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Exposing the FERC Intervenor Game and Fighting Back

shale gas outrages - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

 

Has the natural gas midstream industry finally developed a spine? It appears so, as someone is finally challenging the FERC intervenor game fractivists play.

Could it be? Have the natural gas industry’s midstream players finally awoken from their slumber to fight back? I certainly hope so. I don’t know he finds all this stuff, but my good friend Jim Willis, over at Marcellus Drilling News, has found evidence it has. (Word to the wise; if you don’t have an MDN subscription you need to sign up.) Yes, we’re seeing a new spirit among the midstream folks here and there recently. They realize, some of them at least, that they’re in a fight and they’re fighting back. Thank God!

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