Carbon County Rises to Defend Its Rights from the DRBC

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

 

[Editor’s Note: Carbon County, Pennsylvania, apparently knows a rat when it sees one and is going to defend itself from a takeover of the ship.]

Carbon County, PA is the latest county to join in and support Pennsylvania’s Republican State Senators suing the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) over its ban on hydraulic fracturing.

In a brilliant move aimed at boxing in the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), two northeastern Pennsylvania State Senators–Gene Yaw and Lisa Baker–along with members of the PA Senate Republican Caucus (27 Senators in all), filed a lawsuit in January against the DRBC accusing the quasi-governmental agency of “taking” the property rights of PA residents without just compensation under the law.

A group of 16 left-wing PA Democrat Senators filed to “intervene” in the lawsuit. The battle lines are drawn. PA counties are lining up to support the Republicans in the lawsuit.

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Net Zero Is Just Trash Talk to An India Seeking to Lift Up Its Citizenry

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

[Editor’s Note: The government of India refuses to kowtow to Western elitists trying to impose net zero carbon policies on a nation needing development.]

India is just one of an increasing number of “developing” nation which have recognized that the mad rush toward a “net zero carbon” economy does not serve the interests of their ordinary citizens. These countries are also waking up to the fact that serving the public interest necessitates major increases in abundant, affordable, reliable, mostly fossil fuel electricity to power their burgeoning economies.

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EPA Races to Put Auto Racing and States in Permanent Pit Stops

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

[Editor’s Note: Duggan Flanakin is on to the EPA and its games of controlling the population, limiting their fun and what it sees as subservient states.]

Biden-Harris Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is clearly on a mission. He has “bold aspirations, and a long to-do list,” says The Washington Post. But to succeed, the Post acknowledges, he must “help the EPA get its groove back.” As Reagan put it, “We’ve got a lot of work to do, starting with rebuilding staff morale and getting all our staff back to feeling as if they matter, their voices matter.”

Regan says his job is “to restore the scientific integrity and the utilization of data, of facts, as we move forward, and make some very important decisions.” His second goal is to increase “cooperation” between the EPA and its “subordinate” state environmental agencies. EPA will dictate; states will fall in line.

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PULSE Project Proves Pennsylvania Governor Is PC and Not Much Else

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Tom Wolf’s PULSE project is yet another exercise in futility by a politically correct governor only interested in green virtue signaling.

Gene Yaw gets it. He serves the Williamsport area as State Senator and I was privileged, a few years ago, to spend time with him as he showed off Penn College, which is his pride and joy. A self-described ‘motorhead,’ he is a fabulous advocate of rural America, the trades and natural gas development. He’s also plain-spoken and direct, which I admire, and he’s written a nice rebuttal to our trust-funder governor’s latest attempt at PC politics. Tom Wolf is apparently still straining to impressing his peers from The Hill School with his virtues and his PULSE project is yet another example. But, as Gene Yaw explains, it makes no sense, green or otherwise.

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“Frackalachia” Report Was Heinz Family Politics, Not Science

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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“Frackalachia,” a report enabled by the Heinz family, paints a false picture of fracking to advance the family’s elite special interests.

A recent report from an entity labeling itself as the Ohio River Valley Initiative erroneously diminished Pennsylvania’s huge shale success, even suggesting it was a “resource curse.” The report, titled “The Natural Gas Fracking Boom and Appalachia’s Lost Economic Decade” focuses on the economies of 22 counties, artificially labeled as “Frackalachia.”

The uninformed argument contends, while gross domestic product may have soared in the shale counties of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, these areas suffered in terms of personal income. Really? Well, no.

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Landowners Are the Ground Level Beneficiaries of Gas Drilling

Camp FreedomNatalie DeCario
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

[Editor’s Note: The first folks to benefit from natural gas development are landowners who, before gas, often wondered how they could save their land!]

What is it like to be a landowner with Cabot?

We often talk about the positive impacts that the natural gas industry has brought to Susquehanna and surrounding counties. This time, we are taking a moment to talk about the positive relationships we have forged with possibly our most important partners: Landowners! Over the years, we operated on many properties in the region and worked with some incredible folks along the way.

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DRBC….a Pecksniffian Party of Phony Pontificating Plunderers

bob nolan reports on delaware riverkeeperBob Nolan
Wayne County, Pennsylvania, Landowner

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Our friend Bob Nolan uses Dickens and Blazing Saddles to illustrate what a bunch of phonies the DRBC amounts to when it comes to us.

Ironic how relevant Charles Dickens’ novel “Martin Chuzzlewit” remains in today’s world.
“Seth Pecksniff, a character with a holier-than-thou attitude in Charles Dickens’s 1844 novel Martin Chuzzlewit, was no angel, though he certainly tried to pass himself off as one. Pecksniff liked to preach morality and brag about his own virtue, but in reality he was a deceptive rascal who would use any means to advance his own selfish interests.”

Hypocrisy – “The only vice that can’t be forgiven…the repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.”

William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

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