Gas Moratoriums Starting to Plague the Northeast: “Unexpectedly”

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

Gas moratoriums are now taking place in both Massachusetts and New York State. Urban residents with their heads buried in the sand act surprised, but…

When things don’t turn out as advocates promise everyone they must and will, the explanation from reporters is, sadly, seldom to question the assumptions behind the bad predictions. Instead, what we too often get is a description of what turned out to be reality as “unexpected.” You can know what I mean; when such as the Cleveland Browns claimed they were destined to make the playoffs at the beginning of the football season but ended up with one of the worst records in the NFL. The answer is always something unexpected but, yet, entirely predictable to all but Browns fans. That’s what we’re seeing with gas moratoriums.

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Green New Deal Physics Simply Can’t and Won’t Work

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Green New Deal physics, that is to say, the physics required to implement the foolish ideas of juvenile green energy utopians, simply do not exist.

Two months ago I covered an article and some Congressional testimony given by Mark Mills, a Faculty Fellow at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He’s also a Senior Fellow with the Manhattan Institute and has now written another piece in City Journal that adds to his observations on the impossible science of Green New Deal physics. It’s worth your time to read the whole thing but below I have excerpted the key facts as I see them (emphasis added). You can also watch the video that precedes them.

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Monster Wind Turbines Show Cuomo Energy Policy Is Pure Fantasy

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Monster wind turbines taller than 65 story buildings being proposed in Chenango County, New York are not wanted and expose Cuomo’s energy policy as fantasy.

I have tried, repeatedly, as someone who has worked on both solar and wind projects, to point out these “green energy” solutions are anything but welcomed in communities where Governor Corruptocrat proposes to put them. He imagines he can get away with not only depriving the Southern Tier of economic life-saving natural gas development, but also then sticking these and other Upstaters with monster wind turbines and solar farms almost no one really wants. What’s going on in places such as Guilford, New York illustrates just how fantastical (not fantastic) the Cuomo energy policy really is.

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How Is the Natural Gas Industry Leading the Way to Reduce Emissions?

natural gas industryJennifer Stewart
Senior Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs
Southwestern Energy Co.

The natural gas industry is making enormous progress and, in fact, leading the way in reducing emissions, says Southwestern Energy, one its own leaders.

As the world’s top natural gas producer, the United States is also leading the world in curbing emissions. Thanks to increased use of natural gas to generate electricity, energy sector carbon emissions have reached their lowest levels in more than 25 years.

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Shale Magazine: How Shale is Reviving Rural America

Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Shale Magazine just ran a story from yours truly about how shale is reviving Rural America; how the shale revolution is yielding real change for real people.

Have you checked out the Shale Magazine? If you haven’t yet, do so. It’s an excellent online journal chronicling the continuously unfolding shale revolution. I’ve been fortunate enough to have contributed a couple of articles, including this one about “How Shale is Reviving Rural America.”

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Shale Gas News – May 18, 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 Cabot Oil & Gas, jobs, Pin Oak Energy 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 guests, we had Shealynn Shave, Executive Director and Deb Tierney, Educational Coordinator, Administrative Systems Leader from the Norther Tier Industry & Education Consortium (NTIEC).

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Cabot Oil & Gas Brings Decade of Progress to Susquehanna County

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Cabot Oil & Gas has been producing gas in Susquehanna County for a decade, bringing much progress and many rewards in the way of education, jobs and incomes.

Cabot Oil & Gas is one many fantastic companies in the business of extracting natural gas in Pennsylvania. It is focused principally on Susquehanna County. Incredibly, it has been there a decade already. During that time, it has also brought incredibly good things to the County. These include many jobs, numerous educational initiatives much new income to the area. More than that, though, it has brought opportunity and optimism about the future to a very special part of Rural America.

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Air Pollution a No Show at School Near Range Resources Site

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

 

A study performed at the request of Range Resources near some of its drill sites and a Washington County school campus reveals no air pollution impacts.

One of the false allegations made against shale drilling is that it somehow pollutes the air–of particular concern near schools. A new independent two-year study commissioned by Range Resources at one of their drilling sites, located about a mile from a local school, thoroughly debunks that allegation.

A first-of-its kind public health and long-term ambient air monitoring report (full copy below) provides analysis from nearly two years of continuous data from an unconventional Marcellus Shale well site nearby a high school and elementary school campus in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The study found no health impacts from shale drilling.

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It’s A Damned Taking: DRBC Shows Frack Ban Has Zero to Do with Water Quality

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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It’s but a damned taking and the DRBC members just proved it to everyone by announcing they support a ban that doesn’t even allow the export of water for fracking.

The Delaware River Basin Commission is now totally corrupted. A majority of members, including Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf and two others, have decided to throw any pretense of fracking ban legality to the wind to pander to the Delaware Povertykeeper and friends.

The DRBC is, of coiurse, considering a fracking ban under Article 5 of its compact as Plan B in the event they lose the lawsuit brought by the Wayne Land and Mineral Group. They know the law is against them on the WLMG case. Their argument for the Plan B frack ban is even weaker. The agency just showed us, though, they don’t really care whether they win or lose. Indeed, they’d probably prefer losing to avoid a gigantic takings lawsuit to which they are vulnerable. Why do I say that? Because, they just proposed something that completely proves their proposed ban has absolutely nothing—zero—to do with water quality.

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