The Heinz Endowments’ Big Green Assault on a Prosperous Pennsylvania


The Heinz Endowments is the quintessential example of Big Green, Inc. and the Institute of Energy Research exposes its huge undue political influence.

The Heinz Endowments, a grantmaking organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has long been viewed in the region as a community pillar. But while the Heinz Endowments purports to fund needed, worthwhile enhancements to the wellbeing of western Pennsylvania, many of the organization’s grants do just the opposite, working to stoke baseless public fear and paint some of the region’s most vital industries as villains.

In the period from 2008 to 2016 the Heinz Endowments contributed over $120 million in environmental grants, as documented by Big Green, Inc., a project of the Institute for Energy Research. While some of the recipients are working toward meaningful environmental progress, such as in local air quality, tens of millions of dollars went to organizations more intent upon stymying economic development than furthering any justifiable conception of environmental quality.

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Williams Companies Employees Spread Some Christmas Blessings

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of


Williams Companies employees pitched in to deliver a wholev bunch of Christmas blessings to folks in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties.

For a fifth consecutive year, employees of Williams Companies have taken it upon themselves to make sure some children they will likely never know have a happy Christmas and receive gifts they both want and need. Williams is still a relative newcomer to the annual Holiday Giving Tree project coordinated and conducted by Children’s Service Center (CSC) for several decades, but participation at the Tunkhannock office has grown annually.

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Pseudo-Science Polling Gives Global Warmists What They Paid For

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

The global warmist Barr Foundation financed pseudo-science polling intended to showcase public support for climate change initiatives but it’s hugely flawed.

I have previously posted on the Transportation Climate Initiative and its disconnect with reality. To this point its promoters and stakeholders have labored in obscurity all the while believing that they have a mandate from the public to change the transportation system significantly.  Now there is a poll out claiming that the majority of the public supports the plan.

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The Wind Turbines Whisper: The Answer Is Not Blowin’ in the Wind

Duggan Flanakin
Director of Policy Research, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

Wind turbines are whispering to us, if only we turn our ear to listen carefully to hear. They’re telling us none of the answers are blowin’ in the wind.

Wind turbines continue to be the most controversial of so-called “renewable” energy sources worldwide. But, you say, wind is surely renewable. It blows intermittently, but it’s natural, free, renewable and climate-friendly.

That’s certainly what we hear, almost constantly. However, while the wind itself may be “renewable,” the turbines, the raw materials that go into making them, and the lands they impact certainly are not. And a new report says harnessing wind to generate electricity actually contributes to global warming!

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New Jersey Doubles Down on Stupidity with Offshore Wind


New Jersey is rushing to turn the Garden State into a gargantuan monument to political stupidity with offshore wind projects that are totally uneconomic.

New Jersey has joined other Atlantic Coast states in increasing its commitment to construct offshore wind power. Governor Murphy signed an executive order committing to 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2035—more than double the goal he previously set of 3,500 megawatts by 2030.

In June, based on the previous goal, the state Board of Public Utilities approved a $1.6 billion, 1,100 megawatt wind-energy farm to be built about 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. The state’s public utilities board estimated that the project will result in an estimated monthly bill increase of $1.46 for residential customers, $13.05 for commercial customers and over $110 for industrial customers. As in other states, fishers have expressed concern at the effect the wind turbines could have on their industry.

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Citizens Budget Commission Bashes Cuomo’s Energy Incompetence

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


A fascinating new report by the Citizens Budget Commission exposes Andrew Cuomo’s energy incompetence and illuminates the green nature of natural gas.

In a new report titled “Getting Greener: Cost-Effective Options for Achieving New York State’s Greenhouse Gas Goals,” the Citizens Budget Commission (of New York) attributes the 13% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions drop New York State saw between 1990 and 2016 to an increased usage of natural gas and nuclear power. According to the nonpartisan Commission, New York is “already green” and if it wants to stay that way, it needs more natural gas, not less!

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Has the Delaware River Basin Compact Been Voided by Congress?

Ned Sader
Public Affairs Consultant

Ned Sader asks whether the Delaware River Basin Compact was voided 22 years ago by the unilateral action of Congress to amend it without state approval.

There is evidence the Delaware River Basin Compact has been voided by the unilateral action of one the signers; the United States Congress. This action may seem minor to some but, in fact, it demonstrates the sovereignty of the four states who are parties to the contract was  thrown to the wind 22 years ago and we’re now dealing with just another unaccountable mission-creeping rogue agency serving the interests of its staff and the political whims of its four extremely liberal governors.

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All Trades Distribution Founder and Local Mom Thankful for Pipeline Work!

Brenda Matias-Falco
Founder and Principal of All Trades Distribution


Brenda Matias-Falco, owner of All Trades Distribution, which with contractors, architects and mechanical engineers, is very thankful for her pipeline work.

Five years ago, I never could have imagined where my career would take me, or the financial security I would be able to offer my family, thanks to the Mariner East pipeline project spanning Pennsylvania.

And, for the sixth year, I celebrated with my husband and children at the Thanksgiving table.

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Interfaith Christmas Initiative Gets Boost from Natural Gas Industry

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of


A Christmas program launched by Interfaith of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties receives a big assist from Cabot Oil and Gas and other gas industry partners.

An annual effort by gas industry partners to make Christmas happier for children in Wyoming and Susquehanna counties grew a bit larger this year, as the number of participants in a toy drive and shopping trip increased as did their overall donations. Dec. 5 was an exciting day for those who met at Walmart in Tunkhannock to buy clothing and toys in partnership with Interfaith of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.

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Shale Gas News – December 7, 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 Nord Stream 2, Weymouth Compressor Station, Chesapeake 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 a guest, we had Anthony Barbera, CEO at Barbco Inc.  We also replayed an interview with Daniel B. Markind, Esq., a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC where we discussed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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