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The Delaware Riverkeeper Exposed and Throttled in Court

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

A decision by the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board exposes the radical agenda of the Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper and throttles it back.

Last week something beautiful happened in the Pennsylvania courts; the Delaware Riverkeeper got handed another big loss. This one, before the Environmental Hearing Board, was special in three ways. First, it delivered a very sharp blow to the kind of speculation on which fractivists such as the Delaware Riverkeeper always, of necessity, rely. Secondly, it unambiguously stated the Environmental Rights Amendment should not be read as preventing any impacts to the environment. Finally, it exposed the fact the Delaware Riverkeeper and Clean Air Council, twin shills for the William Penn Foundation, are about stopping natural gas development and using the courts as weapons in policy disputes.

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The Clean Air Council’s Environmental Rights Amendment Mischief

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

 

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court gave the Mariner East 2 a victory in a recent decision but also opened the door to Environmental Rights Amendment mischief.

Justice is being perverted in Pennsylvania by wealthy special interest foundations manipulating the system. I’m talking about the Heinz Endowments and the William Penn Foundation, two highly political, but supposedly non-political, entities who have their hands in everything; from government to the press.

They operate through shill organizations such as the Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper and the Clean Air Council, a trust-funder run outfit with an agenda of stopping all oil and gas development in the Commonwealth. The latter just lost a case brought in the Commonwealth Court but buried deep in the decision is an opening to create future mischief with Pennsylvania’s poorly conceived Environmental Rights Amendment.

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Pennsylvania DCNR Land Scandal Gets Worse As PennVest Dissembles

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Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Pennsylvania DCNR is making a lot of phony claims and using PennVest dollars intended for water and sewer projects to grab land for a wilderness preserve.

The DCNR land grab scandal I wrote about here a few weeks ago, is getting worse. As I noted then, this poorly executed scam to ripoff the taxpayers offers a perfect demonstration of the special interests behind the type of fractivism funded by the Rockefellers and the William Penn Foundation.

They aim to create wilderness playgrounds for the enjoyment of the rich and famous, while profiting handsomely. Pennsylvania DCNR, in fact, is precisely following the model established by the Rockefeller family’s Open Space Institute, which used Empire State Development money intended for economic development to fund a wilderness land grab in New York.

People are starting to notice the DCNR deal, though. They’re asking questions and the answers aren’t good.

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The William Penn Foundation and It’s Plan to Make A Playground for Elites

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

 

The William Penn Foundation is using money made in chemicals to buy virtue, together with a playground for elites; a playground where we are but quiet serfs.

There’s nothing elites despise more than the rabble. Oh, they sing a tune of noblesse oblige to be sure, but you won’t find them at War-Mart. They view us as deplorables to be managed and kept at a distance. They see the beauty of the places we call home—the places we have to make a living—and immediately gravitate to worrying about its future. Will it still be available as a playground for them? What can they do to protect it from us? How can they acquire it for themselves and gradually depopulate it? These are the never-to-be-uttered, but ever-present, worries of the elites who, under the pretense of virtue and facade of tax-exemption, aim to steal our land. Among them is the William Penn Foundation.

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Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper Loses Yet Again in Court

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

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The Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper has lost yet again in pursuing a challenge to a pipeline project that should have received no opposition at all.

A year after Delaware Riverkeeper filed a request for a rehearing of an approval for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Orion Project, FERC has rejected it. What’s interesting is two-fold; how FERC handled the rehearing request and its rejection of the Delaware Riverkeeper cumulative impact argument. There’s also the little matter of where the Povertykeeper gets the money to pursue its long legal slog against any natural gas development.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – February 17, 2018

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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The Evolving Technology Likely to Produce A Fractivist Inferno

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Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

New technologies that will remove the “hydraulic” from hydraulic fracturing are on the horizon and will send screaming opponents into the fractivist inferno.

Fracturing of natural gas wells using propane is something we’ve previously discussed here at NaturalGasNOW. It’s definitely feasible and has been used elsewhere but the economics are questionable compared to hydraulic fracturing in many instances, so it’s not caught on yet, although it has been proposed in New York. There were also gas wells that have already been fractured with CO2, which holds the promise of being combined with CO2 capture to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions. Now, though, comes another idea, which may be the best of all: fracturing with natural gas itself. It’s likely to send our anti-gas friends into screaming apoplectic fits as they self-immolate in a fractivist inferno.

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PennEast Pipeline Approved by FERC Over Fractivist Objections

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

 

FERC has approved construction of the PennEast Pipeline, rejecting objections ginned up through an organized campaign funded by the William Penn Foundation.

Although it will still need approvals from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Delaware River Basin Commission or DRBC (which has no actual authority over pipelines but to which PennEast agreed to submit), the PennEast Pipeline now has FERC approval. It came despite a parade of ridiculous objections raised by project opponents, many of whom, just like the DRBC, have been funded by the detestable trust-funders at the William Penn Foundation. The Delaware Riverkeeper’s assertions got particularly short shrift, in fact.

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Jessup Borough Brings Radical Lawyer Jordan Yeager on Board

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Natural Gas NOW

 

Jessup Brough just hired radical attorney Jordan Yeager, who’s in the business of lawyering for fractivist groups funded by big-money special interests.

Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, is home to a brand new natural gas fired power plant now being finished by the Invenergy company. Indeed, part of the plant is due to start operations next month. But, something very strange and deceptive appears to be going on. A new Borough Council, which now includes opponents of the plant, has just hired radical attorney Jordan Yeager to represent them in dealing with some after the fact matters relating to the plant’s wastewater discharges. Why is a radical anti-gas attorney costing $225 per hour necessary to review a discharge plan?

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – December 23, 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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