Take Notice DRBC: “Sue Me” Approach to the Takings Clause Is Untenable.

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an opinion making it easier to go to Federal court for relief under the Takings Clause. New York and the DRBC take notice.

Yesterday, I included a blurb about the new Supreme Court decision on takings in my weekly best picks short stories post. Numerous people have sent me links to news articles about the decision, realizing how important it must be. They are correct. It is very important and I need to say more about it. It’s also very interesting that the case involves a controversy in nearby Scott Township, Lackakwanna County (the Montdale area), a client with whom I worked many years ago.

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The Despicable Attempt to Tie Childhood Cancer to SWPA Fracking

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


Childhood cancer is an awful thing but even worse are the con artists who attempt to exploit for anti-gas ideological purposes. Nothing is more despicable.

A group of enviro-Nazis has sunk to a new low in their holy mission to block Marcellus Shale drilling. A group of colluding Big Green groups along with sympathetic (and sycophantic) “reporters” (i.e propagandists) from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette are exploiting the pain and suffering of southwestern PA families of children who have cancer in their attempt to stop shale drilling. It’s disgusting and sick.

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Natural Gas Consumption Increases 5% As Emissions Grow by Only 2%


Natural gas consumption grew by 5% in 2018 with economic growth, but emissions only grew only 2%, showing how gas, by changing the energy mix is a big win.

According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, natural gas consumption increased more than any other fuel in 2018, increasing its global share by a percentage point to 24 percent. Natural gas consumption increased 5 percent and accounted for almost 45 percent of global energy demand growth. Global oil and coal consumption each increased by over 1 percent, nuclear by 2 percent, hydroelectric by 3 percent, and non-hydro renewables by 14.5 percent—below the average growth rate of the past decade of 16.4 percent.

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New Jersey Dismisses RGGI Reality for Political Correctness

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

New Jersey is joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) for the sake of political correctness. It will yield higher electric rates and more CO2.

On June 17, 2019 New Jersey rejoined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). If there ever was any doubt that participation in RGGI is primarily politically motivated this should clear that up. It is another in a series of posts on RGGI that discusses how RGGI has fared so far. In particular this post compares New Jersey’s issues with RGGI under the previous administration and notes that with a new administration the state joined without getting them resolved.

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Why Did CNBC Go to Fractivists to Trash Marcellus Shale Revolution?

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

CNBC recently did a special on America’s energy revolution and inexplicably went to credibility challenged fractivists for balance, trashing Marcellus Shale.

In a word, it was weird. CNBC, the business network, did a special program (the first in a series) on America’s energy revolution. Unfortunately, in an apparent desire to balance otherwise good reporting, it decided to go to some very strange people for trash commentary. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) has been on top of it, though.

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EDGE Virtual Pipeline Company Produces and Delivers Its First LNG

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

The EDGE virtual pipeline company has produced and delivered its first Marcellus Shale LNG shipment. It went to New England, which is bad news for Russians..

Remember when the Russians ended up delivering LNG to New England because the Governor of New York had refused to approve the Constitution Pipeline? Well, that pipeline is now has a real chance of happening, but, even without it, the EDGE virtual pipeline company is already delivering LNG to New England. That was the news released by the company earlier this week and found below:

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Energize PA Will Help Distribute More Natural Gas for Use Here at Home

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com


Energize PA will enable more natural gas use in the very communities, mostly rural, where it is produced, adding still another benefit from its production.

High on a ridge overlooking Interstate 81 as it slices toward the New York boarder through Susquehanna County, a large group of industry advocates gathered to hear what Rep. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne) and other elected officials had to say about the House’s Energize PA legislation. Also known as HB1103, the package would streamline the application process for natural gas distribution projects, increase the amount of the current PIPE grants by $500,000, and create a supplemental $500,000 grant for gate stations for new utility systems.

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As for Fractivist Politicians, Watch What They Do, Not What They Say

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

There’s an awful lot of green pandering and talk these days by fractivist politicians, but watch what they do, not what they say. You just might be surprised.

The City of Philadelphia, the State of New Jersey and Canada; all are led by fractivist politicians. Yet, amazing things are happening in all three places. Four pleasant surprises illustrate why it’s so important to watch what fractivist politicians do, rather than what they say.

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Want to See Something Really Scary? John Michael Greer Serves It Up

Michael Lynch
President, Strategic Energy and Economic Research
and Master Resource Contributor


John Michael Greer, like other modern-day Malthusian crackpots, is making a living scare-mongering but his facts don’t add up and his theories are nonsense.

A review of John Michael Greer’s essay-collection book, Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush, provides a good summary of what is wrong about the post-apocalyptic industrial complex. The basic theme is that industrial civilization, based on short-term consumerism, is doomed and the turning point has already passed. There is little that can be done, and people are unwilling or incapable of taking action that would avoid or minimize the problem.

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