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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Governor Gumby Reaps What He Sowed with Amazon Deal

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


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


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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Dennis Farm An Example of the How Natural Gas Industry Is Revitalizing America

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

The Dennis Farm has fascinating history and with their partnership with Cabot Oil & Gas, natural gas is now part of their story.

The Dennis Farm has been a valued partner here at Cabot for several years. We wanted to update our readers about some recent news from the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, while also reminding everyone of the importance of the organization and the history behind it.

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Dimock “Pigs to Rigs” Lawsuit All About the People Behind the Actors

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com


Rick Hiduk provides his take on the recent happenings in the “Pigs to Rigs” lawsuit, as the people behind the actors are revealed by one key deposition.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation had its day in court on Monday, but little went as expected. There were four separate elements to the proceeding in the Court of Common Pleas, as explained by Susquehanna County president judge Jason Legg. Three defendants who Cabot has subpoenaed for depositions gave varying excuses for missing scheduled court dates, and another – Craig Stevens – had previously given a deposition in Virginia, his state of record. Each was in attendance on Feb. 4.

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Spread the Wealth Among the Wealthy: The Story of the Taycan

natural gas industry

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


Porsche’s new electric vehicle, the Taycan, is one only the wealthy can afford, yet taxpayers will be forced to foot the subsidy bill!

Porsche recently announced that “owners of the upcoming Porsche Taycan will get three years of free charging at hundreds of Electrify America public stations,” according to Axios. It sounds like a nice gesture, but is actually emblematic of the flaws in providing electric vehicle subsidies, benefits, and goodies—they disproportionately benefit the rich.

New Fortress Energy LNG Plant Demonstrates New York Insanity

Johnny Williams
Bradford County Writer


The New Fortress Energy LNG Plant in Bradford County demonstrates just how much New York State fracking obstinance is costing the Southern Tier citizenry.

Companies, businesses and people continue to capitalize on the shale revolution here in Pennsylvania, while New York’s stubbornness in not allowing access to other American markets in the name of some kind of “moral good” is not stopping it.

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Are Environmentalists the Solution to Low Marcellus Shale Prices?

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Flaster Greenberg PC


Dan Markind suggests environmentalists who’ve gone too far could end up helping remedy the problem of low Marcellus Shale prices due to industry successes. 

To nobody’s surprise, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf began his second term by calling for a mineral extraction tax to be layered upon the State’s local impact fee.  Of course, the Governor never mentioned the impact fee in his budget address, continuing his administration long policy of seeking to portray Pennsylvania as the only state that doesn’t tax the natural gas industry.

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