Rep. Jon Fritz Goes to Bat in Fight for Landowners Rights

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Rep. Jon Fritz is taking landowner rights seriously in his new role as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. He’s demanding accountability.

Pennsylvania Representative Jon Fritz (Susquehanna and Wayne Counties) is now a member of the House Appropriations Committee. This puts him in the position of being able to question members of the Wolf Administration and other elected officials. Suffice it to say he’s doing a darned good job of it. He’s standing up for landowner rights.

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NY’s Green New Deal: Not Really Much of a Plan at All

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

Governor Cuomo’s Green New Deal has ambitious goals, but it is full of uncertainties and in no way could be fashioned into a plan.

This is one of a series of posts on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s New York State Green New Deal. The announcement noted that it will create the State’s first statutory Climate Action Council, comprised of the heads of relevant state agencies and other workforce, environmental justice, and clean energy experts to develop a plan to make New York carbon neutral.  Not mentioned was the fact that there was a previous Climate Action Council that was not created by statute. This post will highlight the draft plan produced by the first Climate Action Council in late 2010.

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The Perfect Response to the Stupendously Stupid Green New Deal

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Natural Gas NOW

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U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy has authored a thoroughly practical alternative to the Green New Deal, which is little more than a New Power Plan for politicians.

Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana authored the perfect response to the stupendously stupid Green New Deal. Wonder of wonders, he applies common sense rather than demagoguery to the issues it’s supposed to be about. It’s a beautiful thing; so beautiful our buddy Jim Willis calls it the “Blue Real Deal.” Here it is.

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Governor Gumby Reaps What He Sowed with Amazon Deal

Vic Furman - American PrideVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Vic Furman says Andrew Cuomo, who once called himself Governor Gumby, has, in the collapsed Amazon Deal reaped exactly what he sowed in appeasing fractivists.

Thank you, Governor Gumby and Alexandria O. Cortez. Let me also offer a notice of appreciation to Comrade DiBlasio. Who else could blow off 25,000 jobs in a state suffering still from the decline of 2008? And, then, have so many politicians of the socialist nature call it a victory!

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Shale Gas News – February 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 oil and gas employment, offshore lease sale, Mariner East 2 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, as a guest, we had Stephanie Catarino Wissman, executive director of the Associated Petroleum Industries (API) of Pennsylvania.

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The Green New Deal: A Grand Delusion and Inhumane Abstraction

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Natural Gas NOW

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The Green New Deal, which presupposes a mere decade to turn the world upside down, is countered by a new report appropriately titled “Transition to Reality.”

The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has just issued a very revealing report that contradicts just about every aspect of the Green New Deal, even though it doesn’t mention it. The report nicely articulates some of myriad reasons the whole is a “grand delusion.” I also ran across what is, in my mind, an even better description of the thinking behind the vague Green New Deal; the fact it is no more than an exercise in “inhumane abstraction,” the inhumane part being about the impact of such an upheaval if anyone seriously attempted to implement the deal.

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Is There A Better Way to Send Natural Gas to Boston?

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Last winter Boston ended up using Russian LNG to survive the cold because New York and New England pols killed pipelines, but there may be an alternative.

NaturalGasNOW reader, commenter and guest blogger, Mark Dye, sent me a very intriguing article recently about a LNG process called ship-to-ship transfer that could potentially serve as a work-around for getting Appalachian natural gas to Boston.

Readers will recall the scandalous delivery of Russian LNG to Boston last winter. It was necessary because a combination of New York and New England elected officials with higher offices on their minds had pandered to special interests and delayed or stopped pipelines that would have easily delivered clean, low-cost Marcellus and Utica Shale gas to keep all the Brahmin warm. Now, there may be a high-tech alternative.

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New York and New England Madness Produces More Gas Moratoriums

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

 

The madness of New York and New England politics tastes like bitter medicine as natural gas moratoriums spread through the Northeast and Canada pounces.

Blocking pipelines into New York State and New England has real-world consequences. Lack of natural gas supplies is causing multiple local utility companies in New England and New York State to put moratoriums on new customers from hooking up to natural gas. Another local utility has announced a moratorium–this latest one in Massachusetts.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – February 16, 2019

NaturalGasNOWTom 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. As usual, emphasis is added.

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NY Natural Gas Moratorium Due to Lack of Pipelines, But Some in Denial

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The ConEd natural gas moratorium now impacting Westchester County is bringing out the dimwits whose only solution is shallow green energy talking points.

Residents of Westchester, New York, just north of New York City, are finding that they are being deprived of an abundant and affordable energy source in the United States—natural gas—purely because of their politicians.

First, Governor Cuomo banned hydraulic fracking in the state, which would have helped produce natural gas from the state’s own deposits of shale gas, but his administration is also denying permits for pipelines, which, if they had been approved, would have brought inexpensive supplies of natural gas from neighboring Pennsylvania.

Due to the lack of natural gas availability, Con Edison had to impose a moratorium on new firm service in southern Westchester, no longer accepting applications for new service beginning March 15. This means that effective that date, residents in that area can no longer switch from oil to natural gas and businesses cannot obtain natural gas service for new construction projects.

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