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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

fractivists - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

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

shale gas outrages - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
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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DRBC Caving Into Pressure to Hassle PennEast Pipeline

shel cracker - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

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The DRBC, once again, is ignoring their legal boundaries and acting like they have some sort of power over the approval of the PennEast Pipeline.

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), charged with overseeing potential impacts on the Delaware River and the various tributaries that feed it, has once again stepped outside of its legal bounds. The PennEast Pipeline is a $1 billion, 118-mile pipeline from Luzerne County, PA to Mercer County, NJ–part of it through the Delaware River Basin area.

In 2014 the DRBC tried to tell PennEast and its sponsors that the pipeline will need their approval before it can be built. There’s just one teeny tiny problem with that called the U.S. Constitution. The pipeline is regulated solely by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), not any other agency, including the quasi-governmental DRBC.

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The Fruits of Fractivism: Threats of Violence

fractivists - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

A violent threat against the PennEast Pipeline project illustrates the fruits of fractivism funded by special interests such as the William Penn Foundation.

The William Penn Foundation funded Delaware Riverkeeper and its sister entities at the Clean Air Council, et al have been encouraging active opposition to the PennEast Pipeline, whipping up anger based on wild speculative claims, and now that fractivism has borne the predictable fruit; a man so wound up he has threatened PennEast workers with violence.

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How Fractivists Snow the Media and Bamboozle the Public

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

 

A study of the PennEast Pipeline’s economic benefits got a lot of press recently but the real relationship of the funders to fractivists was ignored by media.

The New Jersey Foundation recently financed an economic study of the PennEast Pipeline. It found the pipeline wasn’t needed, which was hardly a surprise, given the Foundation had taken a hard-line position against the project well over a year earlier. Unfortunately, but very typically, little of the media reporting on the study noted this highly relevant fact, or the sources of funding for the Foundation itself. Fractivists are routinely snowing the media, it seems, and bamboozling the public in the process. The only question is whether reporters are in on the game and in far too many cases we know the answer.

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Lesson from Dimock: Damages Are For Everyone

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Bill Shaughnessy
Wayne County, Pennsylvania Landowner

 

The Dimock verdict offers a lesson, Bill Shaughnessy observes. Life is an endless opportunity for wealth if you know how to fake it.

Today, following the Dimock verdict, I’m wondering why I do what I do to fight for our rights as landowners; why I sometimes hang around the same circles as Maya van Rossum and friends just to get some info that may help our cause. I guess in one way we are lucky. We are just as intelligent as we were two days ago, while public opinion and a fractivist sympathetic media has collectively dropped the IQ of the rest of the world double digits with the coverage of this case (not to mention the insanity of the verdict). Perhaps it’s also a learning opportunity for all of us.

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