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Conflicted Delaware Riverkeeper Blithely Ignores the Rules

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Natural Gas NOW

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The Delaware Riverkeeper is flaunting tax-exemption and other rules and those agencies who entertain the group themselves become conflicted at every turn.

The Delaware Riverkeeper would not exist but for the funding of the Haas, Heinz, Rockefeller Wallace families who aim to make a wilderness of as much of the Northeast as they possibly can. It is the political arm of the William Penn Foundation which, as a private foundation, shouldn’t be engaged in any politics (lobbying) whatsoever but, by handing mega-grants to the Riverkeeper exercises does so in a major way.

There are rules supposedly governing both the foundation and the Delaware Riverkeeper, who are treated as tax-exempt charities both with respect to their operations and the donations made to them by others. Those rules, and others, are blithely flaunted and tie up anyone who deals with the organization into knots. It’s time it was investigated in a serious way.

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The Delaware Riverkeeper’s Personal De-Growth Agenda

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Natural Gas NOW

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The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is ever more the personal tool of a leader at war against any growth in her own backyard. The Delaware River is irrelevant.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is supposed to be a 501(c)3 charity. It is, in reality, a political action group financed by the William Penn Foundation and other elitist trust-funders. It’s fundamental purpose is to lay the foundation for land grabs up and down the Delaware. It’s focus is fighting oil and gas and other development everywhere, as such development presents a distinct obstacle to its “strategic parkification” plans.

The Delaware Riverkeeper personified, of course, is Maya van Rossum, who is assisted by her Deputy Executive Director, Tracy Carluccio, the sister of the long-time chair of the organization and its effective representative on the New Jersey Highlands Council. The whole thing is very much an inside operation. Moreover, the organization is essentially now serving as the personal weapon of these two individuals to pursue their own NIMBY and radical de-growth agendas as they lend a hand to the efforts of the NRDC gang and the Haas family to make a wilderness of much of the region; the Delaware River merely being the excuse to attract funding for these sundry activities.

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Who Else Finances the Delaware Riverkeeper and Why?

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Natural Gas NOW

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A loss in court this week raises serious questions of who else, beside elitist foundations opposed to oil and gas, finance the Delaware Riverkeeper and why.

The Delaware Riverkeeper has lost another one in Federal Court but the real question is why it brought the case at all. That, in turn, raises a second, perhaps even more important question of who all is funding the group and why. Once again there is also yet another question of how this all comports with the supposed tax-exempt purposes of the organization.

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Delaware Riverkeeper Now Going After the Little Guys

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

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If it is not enough the fractivist Delaware Riverkeeper gang aims to disrupt interstate pipelines; now they are targeting small pipeline projects, too.

A change-up in tactics for Maya van Rossum, THE Delaware Riverkeeper. Until now, Riverkeeper has mostly concentrated its efforts on big, federally regulated interstate pipeline projects, like the PennEast Pipeline. However, new marching orders have been delivered from Riverkeeper’s overlords at the William Penn Foundation. Time to go after the small potatoes, too.

So, Riverkeeper (funded big-time by William Penn) naturally obeys, and has filed a petition against building a small, 14-mile pipeline near Philadelphia that will feed a proposed Birdsboro Power project, slated for construction in 2018. Birdsboro Power is a proposed 488-megawatt natural gas-fired electric plant in Birdsboro (Berks County), to be built by EmberClear with major backing by two Japanese companies..

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Carpetbagging Delaware Riverkeeper Loses SWPA Case

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

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The Delaware Riverkeeper, financed by the Haas and Wallace families to kill Keystone State fracking and opportunity, just lost big in a Southwestern PA case.

THE Delaware Riverkeeper (i.e. Maya van Rossum) and a small group of anti-drilling parents from the Mars School District (“Martians”) in Butler County, Pennsylvania (more than 200 miles from the Delaware River, the protection of which is supposedly the former’s mission) have just suffered a crushing defeat in their years-long battle to prevent Rex Energy from drilling wells “near” a local school.

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Delaware Riverkeeper Earning Title As the Biggest Loser

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

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There are few organizations more litigious or nasty than the Delaware Riverkeeper. It’s earning a reputation as the “biggest loser” with the Federal Courts.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit slapped down THE Delaware Riverkeeper in yet another crushing defeat for the virulent anti-fossil fuel organization (and mouthpiece for the William Penn Foundation, its main funder). Even though Williams’ Transco Leidy Southeast expansion project went online some 18 months ago, Riverkeeper sued the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) some 14 months ago over its approval of the project.

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How the Funders of the Delaware Riverkeeper Live

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Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The Delaware Riverkeeper, a shameless opponent of any economic development of the Upper Delaware region, is funded by rich elitists who want it for playtime.

No group has done more to fight against the interests of those trying to make a living in the Upper Delaware region than the Delaware Riverkeeper. It is primarily enabled by the William Penn Foundation, a private foundation created and tightly controlled by the Haas family, heirs of a fortune made in chemicals, who spend enormous sums on fractivist initiatives.

We’ve written about them numerous times, of course, and pointed out how the Delaware Riverkeeper, the Foundation and the Delaware River Basin Commission, along with other shill organizations, have effectively colluded to deny the Upper Delaware region any hope for real economic progress related to gas drilling, even as neighboring areas enjoy the benefits. The Foundation, though, is where the money comes from and we’ve spent too little time laying out exactly who the Haas family is and how they live while financing the demise of our economy.

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Flying Solo: The Uncivil Story of How Fracking Opposition Arises

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Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Fracking opposition is largely financed by the gentry class and other special interests. No better example exists than the Civil Society Institute. The following is an updated version of a story we did here three years ago on this phony outfit.

It sometimes has the appearance of a grass roots rebellion. An empathetic media is only too happy to report it as such, but fracking opposition is cultivated, funded and promoted by the America’s gentry class.

The names pop up regularly in the news as if there repeated sudden outbursts of public opposition to fracking, a pipeline project or a LNG port. Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Clean Air Council, Dakota Resource Council,  Delaware Riverkeeper, Environmental Advocates of New York, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Otsego 2000, Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy, Responsible Drilling Alliance — these are the names of supposedly grass-roots anti-fracking organizations from across the country. They are, in reality, satellite operations of gentry class special interest groups.

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Deep Green Resistance and Friends More Red Than Green

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Deep Green Resistance is both radical and dangerous and it’s made alliances with the favorite fractivist shills of a supposedly respectable gentry class.

Deep Green Resistance is a very dangerous organization. The group’s operation manual, “Decisive Ecological Warfare,” is a diatribe on how to “disrupt and dismantle industrial civilization.” Among the strategies for doing so is “engag[ing] in direct militant actions against industrial infrastructure, especially energy infrastructure.” The whole enterprise is “aimed at identifying key points and bottlenecks in the adversary’s system (electrical, transport, financial, and so on) and engaging them to collapse those systems or reduce their functionality.” Deep Green Resistance is radically opposed to civilization as we know it and it has friends in strange places.

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Gentry Class Op Clean Air Council Rebuffed on Mariner East 2

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

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Despite the desperate attempts by the Clean Air Council, a PA Judge will not reconsider his ruling on the building of the Mariner East 2 pipelines.

As we reported earlier this week, Sunoco Logistics Partners has begun active construction activities related to building the twin Mariner East 2 pipelines. Last week the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) gave its final approval for the project.

It didn’t take long for a coordinated attack from the enviro left–THE Delaware Riverkeeper, the Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council and the Mountain Watershed Association. Their efforts failed when a judge rejected a last-minute plea to stop construction. However, Maya & Friends went back to the judge, claiming there was “new” information, and would he ‘pretty please’ reconsider?

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