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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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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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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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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PennEast Fires Back at Disingenuous New Jersey DEP; Demands Action

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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New Jersey DEP jumped when the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals said PennEast couldn’t condemn easements owned by the state and made some very foolish moves.

New Jersey under the governance of the Pander Bear popularly known as Phil Murphy has been acting “curiouser and curiouser,” to quote Alice in Wonderland. The state wants to appease fractivist types, of course, but they’ve been making some mighty strange moves in doing so, which tends to give away the game and that’s never smart. The latest absurd move was to send back PennEast applications for state permits on the basis of the Third Circuit decision I wrote about here. The decision, though, violates their own procedures, not to mention law, making themselves highly vulnerable to a legal challenge. What’s going on?

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Economist Says “You’ll Be Better Off Without What We Have, Trust Us”

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

The Economist, a trendy journal read by those who consider themselves more worldly than the rest of us, says electricity doesn’t help the poor all that much.

One has to wonder if modern-day journalists give even a milli-second’s thought to what they write. The Economist, published out of London, is one of those media outlets that some folks like to let you know they read as a way of demonstrating their worldliness. It published a story earlier this year that tells us a lot about their writers and the mental blocks the politically correct have when it comes to energy.

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Shell Cracker Benefits Spreading to Penn College and Throughout State

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

Shell Polymers, the plastics division of Shell has invested in Penn College, a decision showing just massive the benefits of the company’s new cracker.

An editorial in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette the other day brought to my attention something I missed last year. It was that Shell Polymers had invested $250,000 in Penn College to support their plastics program. This is an obvious side benefit from Shell’s massive cracker project in Western Pennsylvania. It shows how the benefits of the Shell cracker are already extending throughout Pennsylvania before the facility is even complete. It also demonstrates what an incredible resource the Commonwealth has in Penn College.

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New York DEC Denies Reality with Constitution Pipeline Filing

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

New York DEC has filed a challenge to FERC’s approval of the Constitution Pipeline. It has to read to be believed as the agency simply denies every reality.

It was inevitable New York DEC would contest FERC’s approval of the Constitution Pipeline. Governor Corruptocrat tells the agency what to do, after all, and he wants a record of having opposed every pipeline to the very end,  What was not inevitable was how ridiculous the challenge would be. Who knows how the courts will ultimately dispose of the challenge but this request for a FERC rehearing is about as bad as it could be, as if it was crafted to be rejected.

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Penn Future and Friends Launch Political Attack on Southeast PA Reps

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

A “strategic ally” of Penn Future, supported by two private foundations, has launched a dirty political attack on six Southeast Pennsylvania lawmakers.

Conservation Voters of PA just engaged in some very dirty politics, targeting six Republican lawmakers in Southeast PA, who they want to replace with Democrats, with a completely false message and appeal to action. They’re determined to derail the increasingly popular Energize PA initiative and have resorted to lies to do so. I’ll get to that in a moment but, first, I want to talk about who Conservation Voters of PA really is; Penn Future, an attack dog financed by two private foundations not supposed to be engaged in any politics.

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