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How the Funders of the Delaware Riverkeeper Live

SolarCity - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
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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Blocking Pipelines Destroys Jobs and Raises Energy Prices

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Institute for Energy Research

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A Chamber of Commerce study confirms the northeast states fighting against pipelines are losing good-paying jobs and paying extremely high energy prices.

In a new report, the Chamber of Commerce quantified the economic and job losses arising from limiting natural gas infrastructure development in the U.S. Northeast where several states, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, have denied construction of natural gas pipelines. According to the report, if no new pipelines are built, it would cost the region over 78,000 jobs and $7.6 billion in GDP by the year 2020, and the displacement of over $4.4 billion in labor income.

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OMG! Ommegang Wants Power Now!

SolarCity - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Hard as it is to believe, Ommegang, the Otsego County beer folks who trendily opposed fracking, now, after losing power and beer, want power. NIMBY justice.

I’ve refused to drink Ommegang beer since 2012 when it became perfectly obvious what a  bunch of trendy hypocrites the gang really was. I wrote about it over at Energy In Depth. I used the story to illustrate their hypocrisy as a key opponent of fracking in Otsego County on the theory it would threaten their clean water supply. They were, at the time, seeking a permit to discharge 35,000 gallons of beer-making effluent into the Susquehanna River, which certainly didn’t do much for downstream Binghamton’s water supply. Moreover, the project involved horizontal drilling under a wetland and big-time consumptive use of water that was shipped out of the watershed as beer. The contrast between what they said and what they were doing was stunning. Now, shall we say, the worm at the bottom of the Ommegang bottle has turned.

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Renewables Face Reality: The Subsidies Aren’t Enough

SolarCity - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Renewables are facing a hard reality; the business models, even with big subsidies, just don’t make economic sense for consumers, government or investors.

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal, often a fan of corporatist cronyism, had an interesting story about a SEC investigation into Elon Musk’s empire. That empire is built on the heady dreams of trendy trust-funders and other sycophants who Musk, the modern Wizard of Con, knows better than anyone how to court. He’s their “hero.”

Federal regulators are investigating whether solar-energy companies are masking how many customers they are losing, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether San Francisco-based Sunrun Inc. and Elon Musk’s San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity Corp. have adequately disclosed how many customers have canceled contracts after signing up for a home solar-energy system…

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The Senate Needs to Restore Reason on Methane Emissions

Methane RuleThomas J. Pyle
President of the American Energy Alliance

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Thomas J. Pyle explains why the regulation of methane emissions on Federal lands are over the top and need to be rescinded to restore any sense of reason.

Our friends at the Institute for Energy Research shared this guest post with us, which was recently published in Morning Consult.

This past February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulation dealing with methane venting and flaring on federal lands. However, more than two months later, the Senate has failed to take up the resolution.

Passing this resolution should not be controversial, even for the Senate. The methane regulation is unnecessary, costly, and clearly outside of the BLM’s jurisdiction.

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Shale Gas News – April 29, 2017

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

 

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about the Northern Access Pipeline, LNG exports, severance tax and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Mike Atchie, Public Outreach Business Partner at Williams and David Taylor, President of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association.

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Modern Life Is Impossible Without Fracking

LNG - Nick Grealy ReportsNick Grealy
Administrator of NoHotAir/ReImagineGas Blog

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The following is a condensed version of a post by Nick Grealy originally published at MyGridGB. Nick tells us why modern life is impossible without fracking.

Due to common failures of the gas industry and journalists who too often seek slogans instead of solutions there is still a widely held view, based more on feelings than figures, that natural gas is neither necessary or desirable. Easy slogans proposing simplistic solutions to complex engineering problems have invaded the debate.

The argument against gas has three strands. It often depends on glib use of the F word as simplistic value signalling. The obsession with the process instead of the product is irrelevant. Yesterday’s breakthrough, becomes today’s mainstream and in shale that date was 2014 when the “unconventional” method of hydraulic fracturing became the new normal when it provided over 50% of US gas production.

In 2017, 90% of all new US gas wells are horizontal, the other part of the shale revolution. Indeed a recent University of Texas study was unable to find evidence of ‘conventional’ gas drilling at all. Thus, in the US at least, natural gas today is produced as a matter of course by “fracking.” It’s as unconventional as making a phone call with a mobile phone to some people was in June 2007 when the iPhone was launched.

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Environmental Justice? Give Me A Break!

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

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Environmental justice is a twisted concept; twisted to give radicals opportunities to bash economic development that would improve the lives of the poor!

Last December, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it would go on a “listening tour” in early 2017, to focus on so-called “environmental justice.” The DEP finally set up a schedule for its listening tour, which began in March in Greene County. Our take: “environmental justice” means asking poor people if they’ve been abused by the oil and gas industry in any way – and if they have a beef, the DEP will “do” something about it.

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Cheated and Deprived by Cuomo, JLCNY Appeals to Trump

Methane StudyDan Fitzsimmons
President, Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.

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The JLCNY asks President Trump to intervene on projects already federally approved and not let Cuomo deprive Upstate New York for his own political gain.

Dear Mr. President,

Congratulations on your victory. We are confident that your presidency will restore common sense to government. I am writing with a plea for help for thousands of landowners in Upstate New York who have had their property rights deprived by our state.

I am the President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc., a group of 70,000 landowners with more than one million acres available for oil and gas development in New York. We are a coalition of landowners and generational farmers who care deeply for the environment and the land. We believe that with strong regulatory oversight, it is possible to balance natural gas development and protection of the environment.

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Shale Gas News – April 22, 2017

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

 

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about the Rover Pipeline, storage hubs, pipeline jobs and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Karen Moreau, New York Executive Director of American Petroleum Institute,  Jessica Sena, Communications Adviser at Montana Petroleum Association and Seth Whitehead, Researcher for Energy in Depth.

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