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US Greenhouse Emissions Lowest Per Capita Since 1950, Thanks to Fracking

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You won’t find “fracking” in this story but it’s why the US has been able to shift from coal to natural gas with much lower greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 2.7 percent from 2016 levels in 2017 with emissions from large power plants falling 4.5 percent. Emissions of carbon dioxide (the largest component of greenhouse gases) on a per-capita basis hit a 67-year low in 2017. U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2017 are the lowest since 1992 and per-capita emissions are the lowest since 1950. According to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, “These achievements flow largely from technological breakthroughs in the private sector, not the heavy hand of government.”

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Shale Gas News – November 10, 2018

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill 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 the Colorado election, Keystone XL Pipeline, Blue Racer Midstream 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 Joe Peters, former Scranton Police Officer, PA State Crime Commission and political analyst.

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Keep It in the Ground; A Strategy of Lies and Junk Lawsuits

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

  

The Keep It in the Ground folks are engaged in a campaign of lies and litigation designed to tie up the system in knots and impose an ideological agenda.

The “Keep It in the Ground” activists behind Juliana v. United States—the “trial of the millennium”—are also the driving forces behind the “necessity defense” trials of the “valve turners” and other eco-terrorists—the “holy grail of climate activism.”

And, both of these litigation strategies are part of a “coordinated litigation campaign” designed to “force the managed decline of fossil fuels.”

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Endless Mountains Produce Endless Amounts of Natural Gas

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Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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Four counties produce 44% of all Pennsylvania natural gas and one yields 4% of all U.S. production. The Endless Mountains are an endless source of gas.

Natural gas production in Pennsylvania reached an all-time high in August, and Susquehanna County is in the lead. According to the August report issued by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), 44 percent of the natural gas being produced in the Commonwealth is coming from the Endless Mountains (Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties). What is even more impressive is that more than four percent of all the natural gas in the United States is coming from Susquehanna County alone.

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Natural Gas Power Pays: Plant Will Pay $750,000 in Property Taxes

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Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

A single new 1,000 MW natural gas fueled power plant in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania will pay over $750,000 annually in property taxes. Call it a power pay.

As of September, the 1,000-megawatt Moxie Freedom Marcellus-fired power plant located near Wilkes-Barre, PA (Luzerne County) is up and running and feeding electricity it produces into the local power grid (see Moxie Freedom Marcellus-Fired Plant Near Wilkes-Barre Online). That means it’s now time to pay the piper–meaning it’s time to begin paying property taxes. And, it’s one heck of a power pay.

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Cabot and Williams On An Education Adventure with Small Schools

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Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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Cabot and Williams are working with the Pennsylvania Association for Rural and Small Schools to deliver new educational tools to innovative small schools.

Edward Albert is in his third year as executive director of Pennsylvania Association for Rural and Small Schools (PARSS). The former superintendent of the Tulpehocken Area School District in Berks County took a decidedly hands-on approach to his new job and embarked on road trips to personally visit all of the PARSS member districts.

“Getting around the entire state, I was seeing just how poor rural school districts are,” Albert related. “I thought, ‘if we could give some of the teachers even a hundred dollars for materials or a project, that’s like giving them a million dollars in making a difference in the lives of kids.’”

Albert found willing partners among two companies involved in the natural gas industry, in large part due to their commitment to education and support of STEM (science technology engineering and math) studies.

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Trapped in the Southern Tier: The Vicious Cycle of Cuomo

Decline Curves - Chris AckerChris Acker
Geological Engineer,
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania 

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The Southern Tier is like a fallen leaf, dried up and scattered to the wind, destined to be mulch, its people trapped in a vicious cycle wrought by Cuomo.

One of the favorite canards of the anti-fossil crowd ( canard – an unfounded story, not to be confused with the French “quacking duck” from whence it derives) is that areas where natural gas is developed suffer declines in real estate values.

This is patently false. Real estate prices always decline in areas that are depopulating. This leads to oversupply and the inevitable fall in values. Why do people leave an area? Largely due to lack of opportunity and high taxes, and in some cases, exacerbated by bad weather and rising crime.

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Shale Gas News – November 3, 2018

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill 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 U.S. oil, PA production, Susquehanna County 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 Curtis Wilkerson, president of Orion Strategies.

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Modern Environmentalism Borders Uncomfortably on Becoming a Religion

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

 

Fracking is an industrial process, not a religion and modern environmentalism now borders too uncomfortably on becoming a religion, says Dan Markind. 

Before the end of each day at last week’s Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh, first MSC President Dave Spigelmyer and then WVONGA President Anne Blankenship warned the attendees to take off their conference badges once they left the Convention Center, for their personal safety.  I’m sure that struck some of the participants as odd, and even a little unnerving.  Owing to my religion, for me it was commonplace.  Ironically if not prophetically, two days after we left the Conference, eleven of my co-religionists were massacred less than ten miles from the Convention Center by a lunatic gunman while attending Sabbath Morning Services.

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Range Resources Seeds the Future for the Monarch Butterfly

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Range Resources has been working with conservationists and others to enhance Monarch Butterfly habitat and “seed the future” for this very special species.

It’s not a connection many people might readily make—natural gas development and an increase in the number of monarch butterflies in the region. But for California University of Pennsylvania’s Supervisor of the Fish & Wildlife Program, Jose Taracido, the two have become inextricably linked. And he is happy to explain the importance behind the work that Range Resources is doing to repopulate southwestern Pennsylvania with pollinators like the monarch butterfly.

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