Mariner East Protest Was A Phony Baloney Stupid Political Trick


Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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A Mariner East protest held the other day was a phony baloney stupid leftist political trick that only got traction within the fractivist echo chamber.

Pick an issue, take an empty Capitol Building, organize a couple dozen of the usual suspect serial protestors, give them preprinted signs, coordinate with fractivist echo chamber tool StateImpactPA, alert West Chester and Harrisburg media and proclaim a statewide protest. That’s the formula used to generate some fawning media attention for a totally phony event treated as if it was news. It was, theoretically at least, a protest of the Mariner East pipeline project but, don’t be deceived; that was merely an excuse.

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PG&E California Blackouts – Do They Portend Our Energy Future?

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.
Flaster Greenberg PC

 

PG&E California blackouts, intentional, tell us so much about what is wrong with that state’s energy policies and those planned for us by anti-gas folks. Dan Markind explains with his post at Forbes.com.

Pacific Gas and Electric provided its customers in northern California with a glimpse of the future last week. Due to extremely dry conditions coupled with the prospect of strong winds, and cognizant of last year’s massive forest fires partially sparked by PG&E power lines, the utility instituted rolling power blackouts over large areas of its territory.

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That Fracking Childhood Cancer Scare: What We Aren’t Being Told

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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When the Guardian published a screed advancing a childhood cancer scare we weren’t told the full story about the Department of Health’s findings.

Yesterday, I wrote about the Guardian‘s scandalous attempt to label Washington County as a “cancer alley.” I say scandalous because it was all husk and no corn as Abraham Lincoln once described a tiny man with a huge fur coat. It was pure demagoguery on the part of a propagandist outfit still pretending to a news journal.

The blatant purpose of the scare-mongering was to leave readers wondering if fracking might be causing childhood cancers in the county. It barely mentioned a Department of Health study, saying only that the agency had “studied rates of the disease in two school districts and said there was no evidence of a cluster.” I’ve read the study, though, and, as somehow who has had cancer personally and within my immediate family, I took it very seriously. It shows Pennsylvania may have a cancer problem but it almost certainly nothing to do with fracking.

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Mariner East Still Being Targeted by Southeast Pennsylvania Pols

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus
Spokesman

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

The Mariner East pipeline is still being attacked by Southeast PA legislators determined to undermine this important project for the sake of political gain.

A small group of mostly southeastern Pennsylvania pipeline opponents came to Harrisburg today to urge Gov. Tom Wolf to halt construction of the legally permitted Mariner East 2 pipeline and essentially shut down the operation of the entire Mariner East network. This is the second capital visit by the opponents, whose call for a similar moratorium failed in March 2018.

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ExxonMobil Planning to Build A Second Cracker Plant in Pennsylvania?

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

 

ExxonMobil is looking to do a cracker in Western Pennsylvania or environs and it could be in the same vicinity as Shell’s. Pennsylvania is still rising!

Leave it to ace reporter Paul Gough from the Pittsburgh Business Times to unearth some earth-shattering news–that ExxonMobil is actively looking at locations in Beaver County, Pennsylvania to potentially build a second multi-billion dollar cracker plant. Shell is already well along in building the region’s first ethane cracker–in Monaca (Beaver County). Will lightning strike twice for the good citizens of Beaver County? Maybe!

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Fake Fractivist News: The Bane of Progress and Sustainability

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The Guardian has published a piece of fake fractivist news intended to undermine the tremendous benefits the Shell cracker is bringing to Pennsylvania.

The Guardian, a UK journal that has fallen on hard times and now depends on donations to survive, has published an article in its US edition that can only be described as fake fractivist news. It’s pure propaganda and it’s intended to undermine the economic development, progress and community sustainability being brought by the development of the Shell cracker in Western Pennsylvania.

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Invests $2.5 Billion for Token CO2 Dip

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

Roger Caiazza says the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has invested over $2.5 billion of our money, paid in electric rates, for miniscule CO2 reductions.

In October 2019 the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released their annual Investments of Proceeds update.  This post compares the claims about the success of the investments against reality.

I have been involved in the RGGI program process since its inception.  I blog about the details of the RGGI program because very few seem to want to provide any criticisms of the program. The opinions expressed in this post do not reflect the position of any of my previous employers or any other company I have been associated with, these comments are mine alone.

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If Windmills Are Clean and Green, Why Are They Blowing Up A Storm?

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

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Andrew Cuomo’s push for more windmills Upstate is blowing up a storm of controversy as locals say they don’t want them and are fighting back, town by town.

Politics don’t start with the President and work their way down to us. No, real politics start at the town level. When you realize your vote locally is more important than nationally, you’re on your way to preserving and protecting yourself from extremists who seek to gain office to push their personal agendas. And, by the way, politics is where the crap actually flows upstream, especially when it comes to windmills.

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Pipeline Vandals Have A Friend in These Phony Enablers

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The Climate Defense Project is defending pipeline vandals across the country, thereby encouraging still more of this crime, and here’s who is funding it.

One of our readers sent me a link to a publication by a group called the Climate Defense Project the other day. I decided to check it out and was astounded at the sheer boldness of the thing. It is self-described as “an educational resource for lawyers, activists, and students” and cites various instances of pipeline vandals at work, suggesting how these folks might get away with their crimes. What’s particularly egregious, though, is the pride the the Climate Defense Project takes in the funders who enable their defense of this criminal activity. It’s a rogues gallery of elitists who love the idea they’re making it possible for these pipeline vandals to do these dirty deeds.

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Shale Gas News – October 12, 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 carbon price, the Shale Oil Revolution, Cabot Oil & Gas 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 we replayed a clip from the recent “Think About Energy” Briefing with Joe McGinn, Vice President of Public Affairs at Energy Transfer.

In this week’s Shale Directories meet a member segment we were joined by Bryce Custer, principal of Ohio River Corridor.

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