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

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of


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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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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Solar Sales Pitch Goes Awry for Politically Correct Millennial

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


Vic Furman relates his experience dealing with a solar sales pitch from a naive millennial who simply bought into “green energy” before thinking it through.

About a week ago a friend told me he was visited at his home by a person who opened with this sales pitch:

“If you want to save the planet from climate change you can do it for a dollar a day with a onetime donation of $365.”

Needless to say this alarmist knocked on the wrong door and, yesterday, it was my turn! I was out shopping when a young lady with a bubbly personality politely called my attention to her display table. I am writing this fresh from memory and it went something like this.

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Gibbstown LNG Deal Shows More New Jersey Duplicity Than DRBC

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.
Journalist and Author, Philadelphia


Garland Thompson explains what really happened with the Gibbstown LNG deal. It reveals New Jersey duplicity more so than it does DRBC double-dealing.

Let’s think again about that DRBC unanimous vote supporting New Fortress Energy’s shipping pier for its truck-mounted LNG export plan.

From this vantage, it’s more of what New Jersey wants, rather than a “Philly area” push, with state Senator Sweeney behind it as a simple “economic development” effort that benefits people in his state. Gov. Murphy isn’t going to fight local political power-player Sweeney on this, even though he pushed Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to support a ban on drilling in the Upper Basin.

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Unilateral Energy Disarmament Is No Security Strategy for the U.S.

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.
Flaster Greenberg PC


The folly of the unilateral energy disarmament being practiced on the West Coast and in New England shows the U.S. is being made less secure by fractivism.

Two attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz have set the energy world, and the world at large, on edge. It also shows the folly of the unilateral energy disarmament being practiced on the West Coast and in New England, in the United States.

The Strait is the narrow channel between Iran and the Arab Gulf state of Oman through which 30% of the world’s exported oil flows. As happened during the 1980’s Iran-Iraq war, attacks on oil tankers are used as a political weapon to disrupt the world economy.

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Impact Fee (Tax) Has Huge Impact on Pennsylvania’s Rural Counties

Haley Citrone
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs Intern, Pittsburgh

The Marcellus Shale Impact Fee has been a highly innovative and effective version of a severance tax. It has actually worked and put the money to proper use.

Created in 2012 under Act 13, Pennsylvania’s impact fee – or tax – is on track to generate nearly $1.7 billion, with nearly $400 million staying in the 10-county Northeast Pennsylvania region. The bulk of these funds have directly supported significant, community-enhancing projects, such as flood mitigation, park and trail restoration, critical infrastructure repair, among others.

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Denver Trendies Stick It to Everyone in Rural Colorado with ZEV Mandate

natural gas industry

Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)


The great divide in America these days is urban vs. rural. A ZEV Mandate proposed by Denver trendies running Colorado government is but the latest abuse.

Last week Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ administration announced that talks with automakers to create a voluntary electric vehicle (EV) plan had failed to reach an agreement, meaning that the state’s Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) mandate will move forward. Such a ZEV mandate would force automakers to sell a certain percentage of ZEVs a year.

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