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Fracking the Delaware River Basin: It’s About Time!

John J. IntervalJohn J. Interval
Professional Petroleum Geologist.

 

John J. Interval explains how fracking the Delaware River Basin would provide long term economic benefits, growth and jobs.

There is no overstating the importance of allowing fracking for natural gas in the Delaware River Basin. It could produce as much as $435 million worth of natural gas annually, bringing huge economic benefits and creating manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to a study done by Gerald Kauffman, director of the University of Delaware’s Delaware Water Resources Center.

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The Dividing Line Between Upstate NY Distress and PA Success

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

 

Upstate NY has 53 “distressed communities.” Comparing the worst to two Pennsylvania shale communities shows us Gov. Corruptocrat’s fracking ban didn’t help.

The Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association “dividing line” video tells a powerful story but the most compelling part of that story is told in Census data. The American Community Survey is the tool the Census Bureau uses to estimate population, incomes and the like on an annual basis. It has proven quite accurate and I went to it yesterday to check out the facts on a rural community in Chenango County, New York know as the Town of Plymouth. It’s not far from Norwich and part of the Southern Tier of New York that has been denied fracking by Gov. Corruptocrat at the behest of gentry class families hoping to empty out as much of Upstate as possible. Plymouth explains a lot.

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The Dividing Line Between Hope and Darkness for the Southern Tier

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

 

New York’s Southern Tier is dying, slowly and painfully, abandoned by its state leaders as it is forced to witness what could be from across a dividing line.

It apparently takes Pennsylvanians to speak up for New York State’s Southern Tier. The Empire State’s leaders are more interested in appeasing a politically correct gentry class domiciled in the ivory towers of Manhattan. Well, that’s not entirely fair. There are numerous New Yorkers willing to speak up and they have done so very articulately and with a passion born of truth. The Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association (PMA) had to provide the forum and they’ve done so with a remarkable good video that is a must-see.

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The Virginia Organizing Hustle: Another Fractivist Tool at Work

Constitution Pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Virginia Organizing is another phony political outfit masquerading as a charity with no regard for the law while making itself a fractivist tool for others.

Kevin Mooney, over at The Daily Signal, has a new piece up about an outfit I’ve known about for a while called Virginia Organizing. It first came to my attention a few years ago when I was exploring who was donating money to the NRDC. Virginia Organizing came up repeatedly not as a donor, but as a recipient, of fractivist money from the same people funding NRDC. They included the Schmidt Family/Google Foundations, the Park Foundation, Tides Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Marsla Foundation and the Wallace Genetic Foundation, all of which have been previously exposed on these pages as major fractivist enablers.

Kevin, though, has uncovered an additional link of significance; the dark money Sea Change Foundation which appears to have funneled Russian money into fractivist coffers via the helpful hands of the solar invested Simons family. His article is well worth reading as it details the insights of a CIA veteran as to how Russian interests manipulate groups such as Virginia Organizing into doing their bidding through a merging of ideological and mercenary objectives on the giving and receiving ends. What’s also interesting to me, though, is how Virginia Organizing has done its dirty work and how it’s gotten away with ignoring the law.

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The Radical Rockefeller Campaign Against Pipelines

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

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The increasingly radical Rockefeller family is funding an anti-pipeline campaign on many fronts, including in West Virginia where their puppets are suing.

A group of profoundly radical “environmental” organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit last Friday against the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – for doing their job. The Sierra Club, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Indian Creek Watershed Association, Appalachian Voices and Chesapeake Climate Action Network have sued the DEP because the department had the audacity to conduct a very thorough review, and then issue a stream and water-crossing permit (demanded under federal law) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).

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Upstate New Yorkers Now Told to Beg From One Another

landowners and laborers - Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Vic Furman exposes the reality of life in Upstate New York after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fracking decision condemning the region to perpetual decline.

The latest New York budget gimmick is a state initiated program encouraging towns and counties to come up with ideas for saving taxpayer money by sharing more services. Sounds good but is it? It’s nor readily apparent exactly how this fits into Andrew Cuomo’s plans to reduce taxes but, as I see it, these theoretical savings from sharing services are little more than groveling for scraps, the Governor having already sold us out at the behest of the Empire State’s aristocrats when he denied us the economic benefits of gas drilling. We’re left to being told to beg from each other.

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Walter Hang Celebrates and Profits as Upstate Dies

landowners and laborers - Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Walter Hang appeared on the Bob Joseph Show this past Friday to celebrate Andrew Cuomo’s attempts to starve Upstate New York of both gas and gas drilling.

This past Friday, I had the distinct privilege of listening to Walter Hang on WNBF 1290. He was on the “Bob Joseph Show.” “Biased Bob,” who adopted this moniker after a caller referred to him as such, has proven over and over again his show is a megaphone for those opposed to natural gas drilling and anxious to lie about it. His interview with Ithaca’s Walter Hang, the fractivist shill the Rockefellers have now paid well over $2 million to do his schtick, was yet another example.

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Alex Plays Student Again As Heinz Funds Anti-Pipeline Stunt

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The gentry class Heinz Endowments funds many stupid stunts but none more so than this anti-pipeline joke orchestrated by professional protester Alex Lotorto.

Alex Lotorto is a professional protester who has been playing student at multiple colleges for well over a decade now. He’s developed a low-level career for himself chasing causes to get his face in the news. Fractivist and anti-pipeline causes have been a particularly rich environment for him to do so. His latest stunt is one of the most pathetic I’ve witnessed but it was spectacularly successful in one regard, at least, in that he got the attention of one of my favorite blogs, Instapundit, which linked to a PowerShift story of the event such it was and called out Lotorto’s group as “Putin’s Stooges.”

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The Special Interest Funded DAPL Protest Phonies

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Heard about those veterans supporting DAPL protesters? Well, as it turns out the group consists of a bunch of special interest funded DAPL protest phonies.

The clues are always there; the fake outrage, the supposedly rock-solid Americans who suddenly adopt the fractivist cause and the panting news reports. Such is the case with the group called “Veterans Stand with Standing Rock.” It’s a virtual template for fractivism. The group is little, if anything, more than an association of DAPL protest phonies funded by special interests.

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The Constitution Pipeline Endorsed by Otsego County

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

    
    

Otsego County recognizes the need for cheap energy (natural gas) in their county and has endorsed the building of the Constitution Pipeline.

Kudos to the Otsego County Legislature for passing a resolution endorsing the Constitution Pipeline at their November meeting. It was fitting that it followed a presentation by the CEO of the County’s industrial development agency. His 15 point program for projected growth depends on cheap energy. Cheap energy=gas. In our region, gas = the Constitution Pipeline.

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