Court Finds Tony “the Tiger” Ingraffea Clawless and Toothless

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has found Tony “the Tiger” Ingraffea wasn’t a credible witness in a case ginned up by the Heinz Endowments. He’s clawless!

Two and one-half years ago we ran a guest post from our buddy Jim Willis about how Heinz Endowments shills such as the Clean Air Council, the Mountain Watershed Association and the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project were leading an attack on Penn Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. This effort resulted in a ginned-up lawsuit against the township in which Tony “the Tiger” Ingraffea was employed as an expert witness for the antis. Neither the trial court nor the Commonwealth Court found “the Tiger” to be credible. He’s clawless and toothless, as it turns out.
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Trump Talks Energy Progress at the New York Economic Club

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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President Donald Trump made some interesting remarks at the New York Economic Club last week and laid out the Trump vision of energy progress, which is pro-shale.

Last week, President Trump delivered a pro-energy speech at the Economic Club of New York in New York City. There was a lot of applause and laughter from the well-heeled, left-of-center audience. The anti-industrial Left has certainly met its match with Donald J. Trump.

Some excerpts from Trump’s address follow:

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Shale Gas News – November 16, 2019

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about Chesapeake Energy, Cunningham Energy, EQT’s happiness campaign and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week I was at the Midstream PA Conference 2019 in State College and was able to set up several interviews from the conference. I spoke with Tom Shepstone of Natural Gas NOW, Nicholas Brien, Vice President at Dawood Engineering, Inc. and Colette Breshears, Product Manager at Genscape.

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Banning Fracking Is A Time-Machine Ticket to the Dark Ages

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Fracking bans are proposed by several Democrat candidates for President who apparently couldn’t care less about our economy, jobs or energy security.

Mark Green, a long-time journalist who has joined API, has put together a damning indictment of the several Democrat candidates for President who have proposed fracking bans. They are engaged in very dangerous demagoguery of the worst sort and we’re pleased to repost his article from the API blog below:

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Electric Cars Aren’t Pollution Free and They’re Not Always Practical

Bob Tomaine
Automotive Writer

 

Electric cars are no panacea. They have their place but are completely impractical in some situations and raise other issues such as those subsidies.

California and New York are delightfully good at making news that those in other states find somewhere between baffling and laughable. The bonus comes when the two states unconsciously tie their stories together as in de-energization and effectively eliminating conventional gasoline-powered cars.

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PennEast Appealing Wacky 3rd Circuit Decision to Supreme Court

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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PennEast Pipeline is, thankfully, appealing that wacky 3rd Circuit decision allowing New Jersey to stop pipelines using only conservation easements.

A Supreme Court appeal is never easy but sometimes it’s the only option for securing justice. That’s because courts are fickle and the wrong judges, or the wrong panel can occasionally deliver absolutely absurd decisions based on personal prejudices or piques. Worse, when that happens, the full courts are then reluctant to admit mistakes. They are prone, rather, to circle the wagons in defense of their brethren. They’re also not anxious to open the floodgates to rearguing every case. This seems to be exactly what happened at the 3rd Circuit as they rejected a well-argued appeal by PennEast of a really bad panel decision on the PennEast leaving the company no option but to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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A Supposed FBI Investigation of Mariner East Decision? Where’s the Beef?

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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An FBI investigation of the Wolf Administration regarding their decision to approve the Mariner East 2 pipeline? Says who? And, who’s behind it all?

I’m no fan of the Tom Wolf Administration or the FBI for that matter given its recent corruption at the top, so the news this week that the latter was investigating the former wouldn’t ordinarily upset me. This particular news, though, involves Mariner East, which has been the subject of a bi-partisan smear effort by some Southeast PA pols. Not much happens by coincidence and news of a supposed FBI investigation is little too convenient, making me wonder what in Hades is going on here.

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Peduto Demonstrates; Our Northeast Cities Are Run by Fractivist Fanatics

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

 

Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh Mayor, says he opposes more job-creating Shell-type ethane cracker plants in his region. Another city; another fractivist fanatic.

There is exciting news that ExxonMobil is very actively searching for a location in the Marcellus/Utica region to build another cracker. The fact that Exxon is looking is driving leftist environmental kooks bonkers. They hate the Shell cracker going up in Beaver County, and they want to ensure there are no other such plants built anywhere in the region–or at least in Pennsylvania.

The eco-leftists have bullied Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto to join their cause, who recently stated in a speech, “I oppose any additional petrochemical companies coming to western Pennsylvania.” The president of the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council has responded to Peduto’s inane comments, exposing him for the dunce he is.

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Recycling, Safety and Fresh Air for Agriculture Brought by Gas Industry

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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Recycling is just one of the features of modern natural gas development. Safety is also paramount. The economic impacts also make it sustainable development.

Friday, Nov. 15 is National Recycling Day. The concept of recycling goes back to ancient times, yet many people aren’t aware of everything that can be recycled. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is one of few companies in the nation to recycle almost all of its production water to reduce both waste and the need for fresh water for its operations in Susquehanna County.

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