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Marcellus Shale Coalition: The DRBC Has Squandered An Opportunity

Marcellus Shale CoalitionDavid Spigelmyer
President, Marcellus Shale Coalition

 

David Spigelmyer, President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, powerfully testified at the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee hearing on Monday and here’s what he had to say.

Good morning, Chairman Metcalfe, Chairman Bradford and members of the House State Government Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the significant negative economic ramifications of the moratorium on responsible shale gas development imposed by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). My name is Dave Spigelmyer, and I serve as President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC).

The MSC is a state-wide trade association representing nearly 200 energy producing, midstream, transmission and supply chain members who are fully committed to working with local, county, state and federal government officials to facilitate the development of natural gas resources in the Marcellus, Utica and related geologic formations. 

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House Committee Told It’s All About Equity, Fairness and Justice Missing at DRBC

Josh Fox Fundraiser - Betty Sutliff Reports on the LiesBetty Sutliff
Wayne County Landowner
UDRBC Secretary

 

Betty Sutliff, retired public school teacher, UDRBC secretary and former NWPOA officer, had a message for the DRBC yesterday; it’s all about the justice.

Good morning, Chairman Metcalfe and members of the State House Government Committee.  My name is Betty Sutliff and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to speak today.  

I would like to address the double standard that exists between the Delaware River Basin and the Susquehanna River Basin in Pennsylvania with regard to the extraction of natural gas and the injustice of that double standard.  As a retired teacher, my first step in preparing for today, of course, was to consult Merriam-Webster and others with my sights focused on the words “unjust” and “injustice.”

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UDRBC Seminar on Natural Gas Exploration and Development on May 17

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

 

Next Thursday, May 17, the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens or UDRBC will be holding an event in Narrowsburg, NY to talk natural gas industry progress.

Be there! The UDRBC, lead by Ned Lang and a large group of Upper Delaware River citizens frustrated with the DRBC’s unjust denial of economic opportunity to the region will be conducting an in-depth discussion of natural gas exploration and development. It will feature three speakers including, not only me, but, far more importantly, two very exciting industry leaders who will provide fascinating insights on what’s happening. It will take place from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Narrowsburg Inn, Narrowsburg, NY, will include a buffet lunch and it’s free! Sign up today!

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The William Penn Foundation and It’s Plan to Make A Playground for Elites

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

 

The William Penn Foundation is using money made in chemicals to buy virtue, together with a playground for elites; a playground where we are but quiet serfs.

There’s nothing elites despise more than the rabble. Oh, they sing a tune of noblesse oblige to be sure, but you won’t find them at War-Mart. They view us as deplorables to be managed and kept at a distance. They see the beauty of the places we call home—the places we have to make a living—and immediately gravitate to worrying about its future. Will it still be available as a playground for them? What can they do to protect it from us? How can they acquire it for themselves and gradually depopulate it? These are the never-to-be-uttered, but ever-present, worries of the elites who, under the pretense of virtue and facade of tax-exemption, aim to steal our land. Among them is the William Penn Foundation.

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Marcellus Shale Coalition: Gov. Wolf’s Policies Don’t Match His Rhetoric

Marcellus Shale CoalitionDavid Spigelmyer
President, Marcellus Shale Coalition

 

David Spigelmyer, President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, calls out Gov. Tom Wolf for political rhetoric and state policies that simply don’t match up.

Gov. Wolf recently shared some encouraging insights on Pennsylvania’s energy future. “The shale gas resources in the Appalachian Basin represent enormous economic opportunity,” he said in a news release announcing efforts aimed at attracting more manufacturing to the commonwealth.

If only the governor’s policies matched his rhetoric, which continues to threaten the positive progress those resources are enabling for Pennsylvanians.

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UDRBC Meets with Pennsylvania DEP to Talk Reality About the Future of Wayne County

Josh Fox Fundraiser - Betty Sutliff Reports on the LiesBetty Sutliff
Wayne County Landowner
Member of Northern Wayne Property Owners Alliance

 

The Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC) met with Pennsylvania DEP officials Wednesday to talk about its future and what a DRBC fracking ban would do.

Six members of Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC) made a three hour trip to Harrisburg on March 28 to meet with Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.  The same group had previously spoken with the Secretary following a “Cabinet in Your Community” meeting at Wallenpaupack High School as time was not allotted for their questions to be addressed during the meeting.

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Josh Fox is Back and Pushing Support of the DRBC Fracking Ban

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

Josh Fox has resurfaced and has sent out an email blast trying to drum up support for the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban. Let’s shut him down.

Josh Fox, as you may remember, is a fractivist known for his anti-fracking screed Gasland. It was a sham; full of deceit and exaggerations. It did not take long to realize this spoiled child extremist had no credibility and certainly no concern for anything but promoting himself.

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Is the DRBC’s Proposed Fracking Ban Promoting Imports of Russian Gas?

natural gas now - Dick Barrett ReportsRichard Barrett
Landowner, Tyler Hill, PA

Richard Barrett explains why the DRBC’s reasons for its proposed fracking ban don’t hold up and actually may bring more Russian gas imports to New England.

Ban natural gas in Northeast Pennsylvania?  Why on earth would we want to do that?

An article in The Wall Street Journal this week makes a clear case for why we shouldn’t.  Headlined “Why Is Russian Gas in Boston Harbor?”,  it reports  that the Massachusetts and New Hampshire “blocking (of) financing for the Access Northeast (gas) Pipeline(is) inflating consumers’ energy bills, destabilizing the electric grid and requiring purchase of natural gas from Russia.”

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Tom Wolf: Shale Gas Is Enormous Economic Opportunity (If You Don’t Live in DRB)

natural gas now - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Is Tom Wolf really this calloused, this hypocritical, this obtuse? It appears he is. No one brags about shale gas and then denies it to one set of citizens.

Yesterday, March 21, 2018, may mark the low point of the Tom Wolf administration in Pennsylvania for residents of Wayne County. Our pampered, two-faced, trust-funder governor took to bragging about Pennsylvania’s shale gas resources. He did so oblivious to the reality of simultaneously denying them to those of us living in the Delaware River Basin portion of the Commonwealth. That’s the best interpretation; more likely he did it knowing he was sticking it to Wayne County for the sake of his elitist friends in Philadelphia and New York and simply not giving a damn.

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