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“Look at Me” Sandra Steingraber Does Stupid Analogy Trick

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

Fractivist shill Sandra Steingraber is flustered with our victory over the DRBC and doing stupid analogy tricks to demonstrate how just how shallow she is.

“Look at me” Sandra Steingraber is quite proud of herself. She begins her story on her website describing herself as “acclaimed ecologist and author.” It’s hard to argue the “acclaimed” is not deserved, though, considering the way she brazenly defied all academic standards to peer-review the work of other fractivists for the sake of furthering Governor Corruptocrat’s plundering of Upstate landowners with his fracking ban. She’s most definitely a heroine in her own mind. She makes a point, in fact, of always identifying herself as “Dr.” Sandra Steingraber, which is what not so smart academics do to prove they’re really smart. But, she’s not, as her recent stupid analogies trick demonstrates.

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Want Farmland Preservation? Better Get Fracking Now!

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

 

A new study by the USDA Economic Research Service demonstrates yet again there is no better farmland preservation program than fracking for oil and gas.

The USDA Economic Research Service, one of the best research outfits there is, just came out with a marvelous study entitled “Ownership of Oil and Gas Rights: Implications for U.S. Farm Income and Wealth.” While, there are a few points to be argued with the results, it demonstrates something I’ve felt from the very beginning of the shale revolution; there is no more effective method of preserving farmland and open space than natural gas development, which is now dependent on fracking. This is because nothing else can produce so much income for the landowner with so little impact and there is no farmland preservation without farm income.

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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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Canadian Government Purchases Trans Mountain Pipeline

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

 

Continual controversy and delays over the Trans Mountain Pipeline pushed the Canadian Government to purchase the pipeline to allow the project to proceed.

Following a contentious few months, the Canadian Federal Government bought out Kinder Morgan’s interest in the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion stretching from Edmonton, Alberta to the Pacific Coast north of Vancouver.  For a price of $4.5B, the pipeline switches from private to public control, with all that entails.

It does not necessarily mean that the pipeline even gets built, however, as British Columbia continues to raise environmental objections that caused the delay in the first place and resulted in Kinder Morgan’s bailing out of the project.

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Sorry China: Renewable Energy Isn’t Our Future Energy

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Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research.

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The Council on Foreign Relations predicts China will turn to renewable energy as a challenge to the United States. Sorry China, renewables are not the future energy.

Imagine a centrally planned economy out-thinking and out-performing a consumer-driven, free-market one.

That is the prognostication, even hope, of Amy Myers Jaffe, director of the program on Energy and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations, as stated in the current edition of Foreign Affairs (“Green Giant: Renewable Energy and Chinese Power”) and in the Houston Chronicle (“Will Clean Energy Push China Past the U.S”).

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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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Range Resources Committed to Methane Management

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RESOURCES

 


In a recent environmental report, Range Resources scored high by continuing to exceed regulatory requirements in methane management.

As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy recently released its annual report, Disclosing the Facts 2017: Transparency and Risk in Methane Emissions. The 2017 report took a new approach and focused on methane emissions management and reporting from some of the most active oil and gas producers. The investor report is designed to promote improved methane management and reporting practices among oil and gas producers.

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As to Climate Change, “It’s the Science Stupid, Not the Ideology”

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

 

Scientist George Ahearn says if you’re serious on climate change, stop the name-calling and accept that the best way to reduce emissions is with natural gas.

As most of you who have read my articles in this space know, I am a skeptic about man-made climate change. I certainly believe that weather changes, which is a result of short term atmospheric conditions that are not caused by people. But to convince me that long term climate change is caused or can be significantly controlled by humans is another matter. Should you disagree, that’s fine but please stop the name-calling and recognize natural gas is something we can agree upon.

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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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CalPERS Cuts Off Nose to Spite Pensioners in Bid to be PC

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

  

Managers of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) are investing in solar projects to be PC, against the interests of its pensioners.

What would you say is the main responsibility of a pension fund? If you came up with the intuitive “to pay out pensions,” you’re right. Unfortunately, too many pension fund managers seem to treat their role as a soapbox for advocating their personal beliefs using other people’s money. And “Point of No Returns,” a report released this week by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), found that California pensioners and taxpayers will be paying the price for this investment activism.

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