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Canadian Health Study from Last Year Stands in the Way of a Rolling Stone

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

A ludicrous “health study” led by fractivists and published in fake news outlet Rolling Stone, is countered by a Canadian health study from last year.

Rolling Stone just published a laughable “health study” conducted by a team of committed fractivists. It’s not a study at all, in fact, but a junk science compendium, as Seth Whitehead at Energy In Depth illustrates, demolishing the whole thing to the point there’s nothing left of it. Read his detailed analysis and see just how bad this most recent effort by Sandra Steingraber and company real is. The only thing he left out is the fact Sandra has heated her own home with natural gas while attacking fracking.

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Don’t Blame “Big Oil and Gas” for Denial of Domestic Energy to New England

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    
    

New England is out in the cold, being denied affordable, domestic energy by Governor Cuomo’s fracking moratorium and pipeline rejections.

Adrian Kusminsky’s column in Hometown Oneonta two weeks ago, entitled “10 Years Ago, Anti-Fracking Fight Taught Communities Empowerment,” celebrates the anti-fracking mobilization instrumental in the ban on gas development. As a key player, he is proud of the effort. He writes about “the vulnerability of our local communities to powerful outside forces over which we have little or no control. In this case it was the oil and gas industry that was led by the most powerful corporations in the world.”

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First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Violent Environmental Activism

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

Violent environmental activism is increasingly being rationalized by fractivists and others bent on imposing their will but that’s not the First Amendment.

Everybody agrees that the First Amendment guarantees our freedom of speech and “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” But there is a growing movement among environmental extremists and their apologists to redefine just how violent protesters can be and still be protected by the First Amendment.

For example, Huffington Post recently argued that federal and state efforts to rein in violent environmental activism—such as operations that damage pipelines and other critical infrastructure—are actually designed to “criminalize fossil fuel protest.”

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What Our Pipeline Opposition Has Wrought, Fellow New Yorkers

Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Vic Furman points out what New York’s and, more specifically, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pipeline opposition, has wrought in the way of unaffordable electricity.

Why with all with all the natural gas under our feet are New Yorkers facing an explosion in electricity costs? WBNG reports the following:

In one NYSEG bill shown to 12 News, on-peak and off-peak supply charges doubled and tripled, respectively, when compared to December.

Those of us who been involved for a decade now in advocating for natural gas development  in Upstate New York know the answer. It’s politically correct anti-gas activism and pipeline opposition adopted by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Understanding Fractivism and the Unrelenting Arrogance of Useful Idiots

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The recent sanctioning of CELDF attorneys by a very frustrated Federal judge has helped expose the blind arrogance of those associated with fractivism.

Two weeks ago I reported here on a rather amazing order from Federal Judge Susan Paradise Baxter, an Obama appointee, sanctioning Tom Linzey and another CELDF attorney for their irresponsible lawyering on the Grant Township matter. Tom Linzey has wisely avoided much comment but his associates and some incredibly arrogant and reckless clients have done so. They have done so in the name of fractivism, but that’s not what motivates Linzey. No, Tommie the Commie employs fractivism to further a much bigger agenda and these “useful idiots” have been all too willing to play along in the interest of securing attention and maybe even martydom.

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Justice at Last: CELDF Busted, Tom Linzey Whacked with Sanctions

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Detestable Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) Attorney Tom Linzey and partner have been court-ordered to pay $52,000 in legal sanctions.

Tom Linzey, the arrogant spoiled attorney who founded and runs the CELDF, has been getting away with conning communities and funders for many years now. Like the snake-oil salesman he is, he’s sold his bogus “Community Bill of Rights Ordinance” (CBR) concept to communities from Maine to New Mexico, losing every step of the way, but never paying a penalty for bad faith lawyering.

Tom Linzey is a Marxist, or worse, by any definition but has developed a nice gig offering free legal services to communities looking for any way possible to stop this or that. They provide the platform and useful idiots such as Leonard DiCaprio, Adelaide Park Gomer, Henry Wallace’s descendants fork over the money that has allowed Linzey to pursue his radical agenda. The gig may be up in one case, though. Federal Judge Susan Paradise Baxter has had it with the CELDF and the bully Tom Linzey. She’s just sanctioned him and fellow CELDF attorney Elizabeth Duane with $52,000 in legal sanctions for their “clearly unreasonable” lawyering.

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Anniversary of Governor Cuomo’s Upstate New York Choke Hold

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    
    

Yet another year passes and Governor Cuomo is still keeping Upstate New York out in the cold, while giving handouts to his corporate cronies.

Three years ago, Governor Cuomo told Upstate New York to drop dead.  Upstate wasn’t in good shape anyway, infected with three strains of high taxes (sales, property, and income) and a regulatory clot that kept industry away.  However, there was hope, the development of low-cost natural gas that might balance the negatives.

On December 19, 2014, the Governor pulled the plug on that hope.  He banned gas drilling in New York.  Since then he’s systematically impeded gas pipeline construction, thus choking off the rest of the Northeast from the cheap energy available just south of our border.  He does this to service the financiers of the renewable elites and to satisfy his fractivist base.  These folks are his bridge to future ambitions.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – December 16, 2017

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

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

Here’s more material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers; great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links and other short bits below:

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Fracking 101: An Explanation for Those of You Who Are Fractivists

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

 

A simple lesson in fracking for those of you who are fractivists and simply don’t understand the process, the safety of the material used or plain reality.

The Process

Hydraulic fracturing (a/k/a fracking) is a process for creating a large number of open pathways in the reservoir rock or shale, which allows the oil and gas stored in the pore structure to easily flow towards a wellbore. In effect, it extends the wellbore from about 7 inches to 20 feet! In shale rock, where the flow paths between these pores is very small (oil and gas will only flow 5-10 inches a year, naturally) the effect is astounding.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – December 9, 2017

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

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

Here’s more material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers; great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links and other short bits below:

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