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Think About Energy: The Importance Of A Smart Energy Policy

Methane RuleThomas J. Pyle
President of the American Energy Alliance

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Thomas Pyle spoke at the Think About Energy briefing about the importance of a smart energy policy so the United States can be energy independent.

I don’t get out to Pennsylvania as much as I’d like, but when I do I always appreciate the warm welcome — and the good food — so thanks for inviting me today.

As was mentioned in the introduction, I proudly serve as the President of the Institute for Energy Research and our advocacy arm, the American Energy Alliance. Our mission is to be a principled and effective voice in the energy policy arena, mainly at the federal level, but increasingly at the state level as well.

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Politics and Wild Assertions Are A Toxic Energy Mix

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

 

Dan Markind says “we need as a society to decide what our future energy mix will be, not by judicial fiat” or flinging wild assertions toxic to civil debate.

For the second time in two months, a lead energy story comes from Canada.

On Monday, newly elected Ontario Premier (Governor) Doug Ford announced that he immediately would dismantle Ontario’s carbon cap and trade system.  Mr. Ford gave no specifics, but his announcement put $2.9B (Canadian) in carbon tradable allowances in limbo.  Already California, which was integrating its system with Ontario’s, announced it would no longer accept or trade Ontario carbon credits.  Quebec stopped as well.

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The Era of Resistance to Fracking is Coming to an End

FrackingGeorge P. Ahearn, Phd
Co-founder and Former President and CEO
GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Economies are booming as the United States reaches energy independence, leaving those who still oppose fracking out in the cold and importing expensive Russian gas.

This may be the last article I will write in defense of fracking safety against the false and misleading propaganda of radical environmentalists. That’s because the era of this resistance movement is now over, and the worldwide adoption of this technology is spreading rapidly. It is now viewed as the solution to our energy future.

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The BerlinRosen Nest of Fractivists and Other Vipers

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

 

Collusion among non-profit, tax-exempt charities who blatantly violate IRS lobbying rules is rampant and the BerlinRosen firm is in the center of it all.

What have Americans Against Fracking, Andrew Cuomo, Californians Against Fracking, the Delaware Riverkeeper, Food & Water Watch, Gas Free Seneca, Mark Ruffalo, New Yorkers Against Fracking, Pennsylvanians Against Fracking, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York’s Working Families Party, the Jill Stein campaign for President, former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Tom Steyer, NYC’s thrice-named commie Mayor Bill de Blasio, the SEIU and Zephyr Teachout had in common?

They’ve all had connections with the “strategic communications” (grass-roots lobbying) firm of BerlinRosen, which I wrote about here and here. BerlinRosen is the go-to outfit for fractivist strategy. If Jay Halfon is the Fractivist Rasputin, together they represent the Central Committee for the cause and the members are all getting rich doing it, while living in gas-heated homes.

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Shale Gas News – June 23, 2018

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, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about a WV cracker plant, Cabot Oil & Gas, Shell shale drilling and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Kevin Mooney, Investigative reporter for The Heritage Foundation and Kevin Lynn Director of Communications for Linde Corporation.

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Times Up, Governor Cuomo: You Said You’d Revisit Fracking After Studies

Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Governor Cuomo, in 2014, said he’d revisit his fracking decision if the data later showed fracking was safe. There are now several such studies. It’s time.

Governor Cuomo, on December 17,  2014, following a second-term election victory, made his infamous fracking decision with a view to burnishing his radical credentials. Being Governor Cuomo, though, he wanted a way out later if needed. He promised, therefore, to revisit the fracking issue on behalf of New York should science come out in support of the safety of fracking for purposes of developing our state’s natural gas resources. Well, Governor Gumby, that time has come and is past due.

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Marcellus Shale Coalition Puts DRBC on Notice the Evidence Is Against It

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

 

The Marcellus Shale Coalition has twice told the DRBC its fracking ban is foolish but yesterday wrote a critical letter showing the evidence is against it.

Dave Spigelmyer is a stand-up guy and he’s on our side. His organization delivered a compelling sets of legal arguments against the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban in its written testimony. Dave then appeared at the House State Government Committee to support landowners and drive home the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s position. Now, he’s written to the DRBC to tell them the physical evidence is also stacked against their foolish political maneuver.

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When You’ve Lost the New York Times, You’ve Completely Lost

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

 

The New York Times, which led the fight against fracking in the early years with a series of attacks, has, for all practical purposes, admitted defeat.

Six years ago, the New York Times, America’s newspaper of “thou shalt think thus” instructions for elites, was still deep into a “Drilling Down” series of articles by Ian Urbina intended to trash fracking and elevate phony critics such as Deborah Rogers. Today, it’s a very different story as the Times (via AP) is forced to admit the “Studies Show Groundwater Holding Own Against Drilling Boom.” To paraphrase LBJ’s famous line, when you’ve lost the New York Times, well, you’ve completely lost.

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Shale Gas News – June 16, 2018

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, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Guernsey Power Station, natural gas sellers, pipeline capacity and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Michael Narcavage, Director of Government and Community Relations at Southwestern Energy and Wes Carnes President of WC Welding, Inc.

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More Bad News for DRBC: Bradford County Groundwater Quality Just Fine

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

 

Penn State University just released the results of a groundwater study of Bradford County, Pennsylvania and it’ll only give the DRBC more good news heartburn.

The timing couldn’t be more perfect. The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee hearing on Monday saw minority party members from Southeast Pennsylvania  challenge the SRBC finding of “no discernible impact” from natural gas development on water quality. They brought up a talking point from Tracy Carluuccio at the Delaware Riverkeeper suggesting a USGS study contradicted that finding. As I noted here, it was USGS BS from the mouth of the Povertykeeper. The rebuttal, though it wasn’t necessarily intended as such, came quickly from a Penn State University research story by Matthew Carroll at Penn State News, which we offer below.

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