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The NRDC China Connection: It’s Hiding Right in Front of You, Congress

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

 

Congress is investigating the NRDC gang’s China advocacy, but the NRDC China connection is hiding in plain sight for those who know the Rockefeller family.

The Hill tells us House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) have written a letter to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) asking why it is advocating for Chinese interests over US interests. The letter itself may be found here and it’s quite well done, better than I hoped, raising several great questions about why the devil the NRDC is so deeply committed to China’s welfare, compared to ours. Curiously, though, the letter doesn’t address what should be well known about the NRDC China connection.

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Serial Protesters Run An Environmental Racism Scam in Nicetown

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Serial protesters operating under multiple names are behind an utterly despicable environmental racism protest against a natural gas power plant SEPTA plans.

Bet you didn’t know that the environment has become racist. That’s the outrageous claim being made about Nicetown, PA (near Philadelphia). Big Green supporters in Nicetown are opposed to SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) plans to build a Marcellus gas-powered electric plant that would provide electricity to SEPTA’s northern Regional Rail lines and a bus garage. The stated reason for their opposition is because the plant will burn an evil, nasty, vile “fossil fuel.”

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The Undermining Role and Unfair Influence of Tax-Exempt Foundations

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

 

Tax-exempt foundations, especially supposed charities, are undermining our energy security and exercising completely unfair influence over government policy.

A new study, financed by a foundation itself, is out from Northeastern University that provides some much needed perspective on the role of tax-exempt foundations in fractivism.  The study is entitled “Strategic philanthropy in the post‐Cap‐and‐Trade years: Reviewing U.S. climate and energy foundation funding” and is available here.

The study isn’t intended to delve into fractivism per se and doesn’t even mention tax-exemption. Yet, for the reader who knows the background, it lays out, in depth, much of the problem. Tax-exempt foundations, under the guise of being charities to which others can often secretly donate, are exercising unfair influence over energy policy throughout surreptitious lobbying and they’re undermining our energy security in the process.

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Masked Extremists Tell Us the Fractivist Movement Is Becoming Irrelevant

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

 

The fractivist movement started as the trendy cause of trust-funders, grew into an environment wacko rite and is now represented by masked KKK types.

The signs are all there if you bother pay attention; the fractivist movement is rapidly becoming irrelevant. Yes, there’s still lots of noise. And, behind the curve demagogues such as Andrew “Corruptocrat” Cuomo and Phil “the Panderer” Murphy are still slavishly paying it more attention than it deserves. But, the fractivist movement has moved onto the hard core lunatic fringe. It will have ever less influence going forward as this fringe occupies the valuable time of judges, media types and others with far better things to do. When the face of fractivist movement is masked KKK types, the game is just about up and that’s precisely the face we just saw with some Virginia pipeline protests.

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How Gentry Class Fractivist Enablers Reward Each Other

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

 

A recent celebration by the Open Space Institute offers a window on gentry class fractivist enablers pursuing not only more riches, but also peer approval.

If you really want to understand fractivist enablers—members of the Haas, Heinz, Park and Rockefeller families, you must go here. A bit of caution, though. It could well make you throw up in disgust. I’m talking about nothing more than a news release and a collection of professional photographs, but I guarantee any reader with a sense of the common man and his interests will find it repulsive in every way. It is an ostentatious display of gentry class wealth, interests, and, ironically, classlessness.  Continue reading

The Failed Lawsuit Strategy of the La Jolla Junta. Or, Was the Whole Thing a Ruse?

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

  

The NRDC gang has been pursuing a ludicrous lawsuit strategy against Exxon via through the La Jolla Junta. Is it really about telling Exxon to stay away?

If you enjoy slapstick humor, you’ve got to follow People of the State of California v BP. This case features more exploding cigars than a “Three Stooges” marathon.

This multi-billion-dollar lawsuit—brought by anti-industry trial lawyer and La Jolla conferee, Matt Pawa, on behalf of the cities of San Francisco and Oakland—is one of nine nearly identical lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies. And if this particular case is any indication, they are all doomed.

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Putting Too Much Trust in Government Never A Good Idea

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

 

Whether it’s California, Venezuela or the Congress, putting too much trust in government is always fraught with risk and the lessons are all around us.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his proposed FY 2019 budget yesterday.  The Governor proposed increasing spending from $32 Billion to $33 Billion.  In an effort to dampen the partisan rancor heading into the November election, Governor Wolf limited his tax proposals to only one new one – the mineral extraction tax.  I’ve said enough about that over the last year, so let’s see how it plays out.  If it passes, I wonder if the industry is united enough to get something for it.

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Bill McKibben is Wrong About the Fossil Fuel Bubble

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Bill McKibben believes the “fossil fuel bubble” is ready to burst and is overvalued; however, he is gambling that he can change the market. 

Investing is really a gambling game. You are placing you’re your money on a bet and a series of strategic steps. If you weigh the odds, and your own instincts, you can stand to win big or lose big.

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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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