Delaware Riverkeeper Filing Shows DRBC Was Lying to State Reps

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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The Delaware Riverkeeper has undermined the message DRBC was sending to Pennsylvania state representatives last year. It admits there is gas!

Back in May of last year, two DRBC staffers —Stacey Mulholland, its Government Affairs Lead and one other—were running around Harrisburg from one State Representative to another falsely telling them there was no natural gas in the Delaware River basin anyway. They were doing so to try to stall Rep. Jon Fritz’s takings bill (HB 827).

I wrote about it here and Betty Sutliff later wrote to report how temperamental DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini was about the whole thing. He didn’t like being called out for lobbying. He has all along, it seemed to us, been singing verses from the Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper songbook. He then tried to defend his position by lobbying on the basis there wasn’t any gas anyway and calling it “education.” Now, we have the proof this “education” was nothing more than lying propaganda and, ironically, this proof comes from the Delaware Riverkeeper.

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Governor Corruptocrat Sells Out Southern Tier Again with Still More Deceit

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Governor Corruptocrat, a/k/a Andrew Cuomo, is passing out other people’s money in the form of grants for pet projects while proposing to ban fracking.

Is there any more despicably demagogic politician than Governor Corruptocrat? The competition just within New York is admittedly fierce but Andrew Cuomo wins hands down. He’s now come out with a proposed permanent fracking ban that offers nothing new other than a complete surrender to the NRDC gang. Worse, it makes a deceitful claim the Southern Tier is a flowering green energy garden producing thousands of jobs that have revived its economy when nothing could be further from the truth.

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CO2 Emissions Expected to Decline Yet Again. Thank Natural Gas.

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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CO2 emissions are expected by the Energy Information Administration to decline again for the next two years as a result of shifts to natural gas use.

The EIA is out with new projections on CO2 emissions and, once again, they show a drop in CO2 emissions, not to mention other far more important emissions, from a switch to natural gas in electricity generation and heating. This marks the continuation of the shale environmental revolution, as natural gas supplanted other fuel sources and cleaned the air.

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Energy & Blue Collar Boom: Trump Lays It Out at World Economic Forum

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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President Trump spoke to the World Economic Forum and laid out the facts of our energy and blue collar booms, dispensing with despair in favor of hope.

As another public service in our role as a natural gas news journal, we offer below President Donald J. Trump’s entire speech to the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, which was just excellent on energy, blue collar economics and living free of the despair that seems to motivate fractivists and those of like ilk. The most important parts on energy and the like are highlighted if you merely wish to just scan the speech.

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Josh Fox Loses It, Flails About and Retreats to Gas Heated WowHaus

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Josh Fox has gone off the rails. He has been yanked from the Public Theater for failing to follow their rules of conduct and is now back at his WowHaus.

It’s really quite astounding when you think about how Josh Fox managed to con so many folks for as long as he did. He was always operating on the far edge of the fringe and only achieved temporary notoriety by riding the fracking issue until everyone susected his story was phony, his facts were wrong and his integrity questionable. Now, it all seems so long ago and he’s been struggling to regain relevancy ever since. Indeed, this may be the explanation for what just happened at the Public Theater in Manhattan. Josh Fox was thrown out and now he’s back to his gas-heated headquarters in Brooklyn.

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Global Warming Theology Is the Enemy of Climate Science and Reason

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Global warming theology is now consuming every bit of air in discussions of the matter of climate and politics leaving no place for real science or reason.

Discussions of global warming have lost all touch with science and reason. They have been replaced by global warming theology that only thinly masks political and financial agendas. When the silly “how dare you” challenge of a 16-year old manipulated to serve as a mascot becomes the fulcrum of the debate, we are far beyond anything remotely scientific in nature. Rather, we’re deep into self-deceit that no reasonable person can take seriously. Call me climate denier or whatever the heck else you want but I’m not going to play that game. Global warming theology, not global warming, is the threat.

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Proved Natural Gas Reserves Grow by 14.2 Trillion Cubic Feet in PA!

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Pennsylvania natural gas reserves grew by an astounding 14.2 trillion cubic feet in 2018 demonstrating the amazing bounty of the shale revolution.

Natural gas reserves, contrary to popular perception, are growing. That’s because innovative technology makes it ever more possible to extract what is there. Even at today’s low prices, modest increases such as experienced in 2018, open the potential to develop natural gas that wasn’t feasible yesterday. Combine that with the lowered costs of technology over time and natural gas reserves, therefore, grow even though consumption is at record levels. It’s a paradox of sorts, but adoption of natural gas as a fuel of choice means reserves of it grow rather than shrink.

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Pennsylvania Royalty Income to Landowners Well Over $8 Billion!

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Pennsylvania royalty income to landowners conservatively topped $8 billion between 2010 and 2017, according the Commonwealth’s Independent Fiscal Office.

This is major unreported news. It’s about the overwhelmingly positive impact of the shale revolution on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; information that ought to send New York landowners to Albany with pitchforks, not that they didn’t already have a multitude of reasons to do so.

It’s about the fact Pennsylvania royalty income from gas drilling is conservatively estimated by the state’s Independent Fiscal Office to have been nearly $8.3 billion between 2010 and 2017 and is expect to reach $10 billion when the 2018 numbers are calculated. That’s $10 billion that went right into the pockets of landowners who spent it and multiplied the benefits to places such as Susquehanna County that were going nowhere prior to the shale revolution.

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