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Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper Loses Yet Again in Court

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

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The Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper has lost yet again in pursuing a challenge to a pipeline project that should have received no opposition at all.

A year after Delaware Riverkeeper filed a request for a rehearing of an approval for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Orion Project, FERC has rejected it. What’s interesting is two-fold; how FERC handled the rehearing request and its rejection of the Delaware Riverkeeper cumulative impact argument. There’s also the little matter of where the Povertykeeper gets the money to pursue its long legal slog against any natural gas development.

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We Don’t Need No Stupid PennEast Pipeline, Says Mayor of Gasville

penneast pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Mayor Dave Del Vecchio of Lambertville, NJ says he wants to kill an “ill-advised” PennEast Pipeline, ignoring the fact he might as well be Mayor of Gasville.

There’s plenty of demagoguery to go around in New Jersey since Politically Correct Panderer Phil Murphy became governor of the over Garden State, but Mayor Dave Del Vecchio of Lambertville in Hunterdon County is giving the big guy a run for the gold medal in  soapbox oratory.

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Constitution Pipeline Answers Enemies Demanding Surrender with “NUTS”

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

 

The Constitution Pipeline asks FERC to rehear their challenge of NYS-DEC’s denial of water quality certification even as it pursues other remedies.

Contrary to stories begin spun by anti-fossil fuel groups, Williams has not given up the fight to build the Constitution Pipeline, a $683 million, 124-mile pipeline from Susquehanna County, PA to Schoharie County, NY to move Marcellus gas into New York State and from there, into New England. The pipeline faces stiff odds.

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The Adelphia Gateway: Making An Old Pipeline Great Again

natural gas now - Tom Shepstone Reports - fractivist infernoTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

The reinvention of an old oil pipeline to serve as the Adelphia Gateway will deliver clean, economical, low-carbon natural gas to the Philadelphia region.

Back in November, Jim Willis reported on “a brand new pipeline project…in the Greater Philadelphia area,” stating that “although the project is new, the pipeline is old–already in the ground.” That project is the Adelphia Gateway and it will repurpose the old pipeline to deliver natural gas to Philadelphia. FERC is now considering the project and it deserves our support, as it will be yet another outlet for Marcellus Shale gas.

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“We Were Wrong. Methane Isn’t So Bad After All. Sorry.”

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

An academic study on methane goes bad. Will anyone in the press notice? Dan Markind reports and reminds environmentalists to be careful what they wish for.

Earlier today, the Journal of Geophysics Research issued a retraction notice for an article it first published online on April 20, 2017.  In pertinent part, the retraction reads:

“The article, Ren, X., et al. (2017), “Methane remissions from the Marcellus Shale in southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia based on airborne measurements,” has been retracted by the authors because of an error in wind measurements used to calculate methane emissions from the southwest Marcellus Shale region.  The error was discovered by the authors in October 2017…The original wind measurements led to an overestimate of methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. A reanalysis with corrected winds…is expected to reverse a conclusion of the paper, which had asserted that leakage from oil and natural gas extraction in this region results in a climate penalty compared to the use of coal….”

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Major Victory: FERC Approves PennEast Pipeline!

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

PennEast Pipeline announced, after three years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has finally approved this very important pipeline project.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave finally approval for the construction of the much needed PennEast Pipeline. The approval could not have come at a better time. After a two week cold snap, which pushed natural gas prices up, the PennEast Pipeline will be able to deliver reliable and affordable energy to families and businesses.

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PennEast Pipeline Approved by FERC Over Fractivist Objections

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

 

FERC has approved construction of the PennEast Pipeline, rejecting objections ginned up through an organized campaign funded by the William Penn Foundation.

Although it will still need approvals from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Delaware River Basin Commission or DRBC (which has no actual authority over pipelines but to which PennEast agreed to submit), the PennEast Pipeline now has FERC approval. It came despite a parade of ridiculous objections raised by project opponents, many of whom, just like the DRBC, have been funded by the detestable trust-funders at the William Penn Foundation. The Delaware Riverkeeper’s assertions got particularly short shrift, in fact.

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The Fight is Not Over: Constitution Pipeline Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

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

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Refusing to give up, the Constitution Pipeline filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the corrupt NY DEC ruling against the project and uphold the law.

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” – Mark Twain (and Constitution Pipeline). Last week it was our duty to report the sad news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found they could not override the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) decision (under pressure from the corrupt Andrew Cuomo) to block the Constitution Pipeline. FERC found, after an exhaustive investigation, that the DEC had suckered Constitution into refiling a second time, restarting the one-year clock under which NY could render a decision about the pipeline.

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From California’s DWR to Cuomo’s DEC, Incompetence Reigns

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

A dam that nearly burst, a needed pipeline shunted aside in a cynical political move, a poorly managed construction project. From DWR to DEC, only bumbling.

Outside of California, very few people probably saw the report released last week from the independent commission investigating the near-destruction of the Oroville Dam north of Sacramento.  It didn’t generate much national press.  This report, however, may be one of the most important analyses done in the last generation describing our country’s infrastructure problems.  For those involved in the shale industry, it also shows the fallacy of believing that more governmental involvement in our natural resources translates into better results for our citizenry.

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Constitution Pipeline Learns: Never Play Ball With Cuomo’s DEC

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

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Cuomo’s DEC played the delay game with the permitting process of the Constitution Pipeline and won; FERC says its hands are tied and will not overrule.

This is a bitter and sad day. The five Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a decision yesterday (copy below) that FERC will not overrule an illegal decision by the corrupt Cuomo Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to block construction of the Constitution Pipeline (which FERC approved in 2014). Is this truly “lights out” for the Constitution? It would seem so.

Cuomo’s DEC took more than two years to evaluate and eventually reject the Constitution Pipeline–a $683 million, 124-mile pipeline from Susquehanna County, PA to Schoharie County, NY to move Marcellus gas into NY and New England. Constitution went to federal court to overturn that decision, but ultimately failed last August. But then a ray of hope appeared in the galaxy. FERC overruled NY DEC in another pipeline case, so Constitution filed a request with FERC to overrule NY DEC in their case. FERC wanted to overrule DEC again.

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