Impact Fees Generated $200 Million for Pennsylvanians in 2019: Don’t Mess With It!

George Stark
Director, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas

  
 

Pennsylvania’s unique form of a severance tax on natural gas, its impact fees program, keeps churning out money for communities across the Commonwealth; almost $1.5 billion to date.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has released information regarding the impact fee dollars collected from natural gas producers for 2019.

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Riverkeeper Says It Wants A DRBC of Unlimited Power

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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The Delaware PovertyKeeper, a/k/a Riverkeeper, has filed a reply brief in the lawsuit against the DRBC and it reveals it wants an agency of unlimited power.

The long and winding road that is the Wayne Land and Mineral Group (WLMG) case against the DRBC in Federal Court is one of those stages where motions and briefs are flying about like so much chaff in the wind. Amidst all the chaff is this revealing reply brief by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which is in the name of the organization and, of course, the ever-attention-seeking Queen of Obstruction, Maya van Rossum, the Riverkeeper personified. As convoluted meaningless legal briefs go, it’s pretty easy to digest, except for the implications of what the Riverkeeper says. It’s essentially an argument for a DRBC of unlimited power.

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False Alarm: Bjorn Lomborg’s $69,000 Reveal Book

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[Editor Comment: False Alarm is a new book by Bjorn Lomborg that reveals some amazing data about climate, the economy and what is falsely called sustainable development.]

Buy this book, read it and pass it on to your friends (and enemies, too, if you think they will listen to you).  Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm is not perfect, but it is great.  If for nothing else (and there are lots of other good reasons to read the book) the price of the book is worth it for this one number: $69,000.

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Fossil Fuel vs. Ecologically Destructive and Unsustainable Green Energy

global warmingPaul Driessen
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

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Fossil fuel energy sources are hammered for risks but ecologically destructive and completely unsustainable “green” energy is getting away with everything.

Joe Biden has drifted far to the left and made it clear that, if elected president, he would restrict or ban fracking, pipelines, federal onshore and offshore drilling, and use of fossil fuel energy, and thus our economy. He’s selected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as his climate and energy advisor and is expected to choose an equally “progressive” woman of color as his running mate (and president-in-reality).

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Vic Furman Repeats Vow: “I Won’t Quit Until We Win”

Victor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist

 

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Vic Furman is the sort of fellow who never goes away. He never quits. Vic Furman knows the most important rule of public life; persistence is the key to it all.

That was my campaign start up slogan in New York race for the Assembly and those who know me know its true. I have had many people call me and say they were sorry I lost, that they voted for me. Many called and said that they couldn’t travel to vote and did not get a notice that the polling places where they voted were closed until the Saturday before election when it was too late to obtain an absentee ballot.

There was, also, only one polling place open in Chenango County which consisted of 899 square miles and that was in Joe Angelino’s backyard, not mine. In Otego County, there was only one polling place open in 1,003 square miles. People were not going to buy a tank of gas to drive across either county to vote for Vic Furman or anyone else amid COVID-19 and lost jobs.

Those were problems, but there was another much bigger reason I lost and it causes me to repeat my campaign promise; “I Won’t Quit Until We Win.”

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Driving Simulator Used to Train CDL Students (And Some Others)

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

Cabot Oil and Gas recently purchased a Truck Driving Simulator for use by the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center in their CDL training program.

We’re thrilled that classes at the new CDL program and training facility at Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) are now underway. However, Cabot’s investment in future truckers doesn’t end there. We recently purchased an L3Harris TranSim Truck Driving Simulator for students to take their classroom learning to the next level.

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Methane Leaks A Phony Issue When It Comes to These Pipelines

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

 

The DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory just did a study of some Appalachian shale gathering pipelines and found no significant methane leaks.

It’s such a breath of fresh air (and so rare) when we spot actual, in-the-field, real science being done. So many times the “studies” we see published are nothing more than rehashed interpretations, speculation, and outright fabrications parading as scientific inquiry. We spotted a new study published just yesterday in the journal MDPI Atmosphere by researchers with the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Pittsburgh. In 2019 researchers flew specially outfitted drones with methane sniffers over 73 kilometers (45 miles) of Utica Shale gathering pipelines and associated infrastructure. Know what they found? There were ZERO methane leaks from the pipelines.

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COVID Hysteria Is the Disease and It Comes from Dirty Politics

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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COVID hysteria, the second round at least, is a political disease and it’s being fueled by a compromised media and unethical politicians looking for an edge.

It’s frightening how many ordinary people are being sucked into the whirlwind of COVID hysteria. We see it every hour of every day now as a biased media hoping to score points for their favorite pols and against those they hate hype the data on news cases, while ignoring the reality of the deaths and who is most responsible for them.

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Shale Gas News – July 4, 2020

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about greenhouse gas emissions, Haynesville Shale, Pittsburgh Steel Mill and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. 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 and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Patrick Henderson, Director of Regulatory Affairs of the Marcellus Shale Coalition  and Dr. Alice M. Davis, Executive Director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC).

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