Canadian Water No More Affected by Hydraulic Fracturing Than American

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Canadian water tests have produced the same sort of results as here in the U.S. adding more evidence hydraulic fracturing is safe and not polluting water.

Checking out the New Brunswick Responsible Energy Development site this morning to see what’s new, I learned of still more evidence fracking isn’t impacting water quality and, this time, it’s Canadian water.

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Toby Rice, the New Head of EQT, Wanted to Drill Here First

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Toby Rice, the young, hard-charging guy who just won a war to take over EQT, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, wanted to drill in the DRBC region.

Toby Rice is set to become the new CEO of the largest natural gas producer in the United States. He’s a fascinating fellow and wanted to drill the land my neighbors and I wanted to lease back in 2008. He was then a 26 year old kid with a background in oil and gas. He had just formed Rice Energy, which subsequently led to the acquisition of 250,000 acres of Appalachian shale fields, a merger with EQT and finally the takeover of that company via a proxy fight. Back in 2008, though, he had his eyes on Wayne County, in the Delaware River Basin. If only…

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Representative Ullman Gets Strong Response from UDRBC

UDRBC ResponseRon Stamets
Vice-President, Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC)
“More Than A River”

Representative Ullman, who lives way downriver, speculates fracking is a threat to the Delaware and is determined to make landowners pay for her speculation.

On May 29, 2019, Representative Wendy Ullman wrote an opinion piece that pretty much parroted the misleading talking points of the Delaware Riverkeeper. Read the Representative Ullman Opinion here.

Our President Ned Lang responded to Representative Ullman’s article and our response was published on July 5, 2019.

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Gas Drilling Today: So Many Innovations, So Much Expertise

Madison Weaver
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs Intern, Pittsburgh

Gas drilling today is a story of innovation and companies such as Cabot Oil and Gas have been growing their expertise every day for many years now.

“It has been such an amazing journey to watch this program develop and to be proud of what our guys do,” Cabot Oil & Gas drilling technician Helen Fender said, reflecting on improvements in natural gas drilling during Cabot’s ten years in Susquehanna County.

Drilling is not the first step in creating a new natural gas well – there are months of preparation and planning before a well can begin – but it is what most people picture when natural gas comes to town. Cabot’s drilling team prioritizes safety and innovation, leading to successfully drilled wells that have become increasingly more cost-effective.

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Holyoke Mayor Goes Full Green with Climate Change Envy, Betrays Cause

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Holyoke Mayor makes green splash to collect pander points with trendy Bay Staters, while betraying the very cause he espouses and denying others what he has.

Is there any public official left in Massachusetts without his head up you know where, who can stand on his own two feet and not feel he has to pander to every damned trendy cause that comes the pike? Apparently not, if Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is any example. This fellow has a degree in urban studies, which is science for those without a clue of what’s happening beyond the city walls. Still, his latest move to come out against a pipeline when his residents are suffering under a moratorium, may rise to No. 1 on the stupid political tricks scale.

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Energy Independence: The Fruit of the Shale Revolution

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Energy independence is the result of a shale revolution that is now allowing the United States to produce 90% of its natural gas domestically and export too!

Energy independence doesn’t get much clearer than this; 90% of our natural gas is now produced right here in the United States according to the Energy Information Administration. The EIA has assembled the data in one simple post at Today In Energy and it shouts out “Energy Independence.”

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Norwich Solar Farm Another Snake Oil Pitch at Our Expense

Vic Furman - American PrideVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist

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“Norwich solar farm will benefit everyone” the pitch goes, but Vic Furman has a different view. It’s just more of the same energy con game he says.

Yesterday, a post showed up on Facebook announcing a 76 acre 56,000 panel solar farm in Norwich, New York, and the story was reported on Action News locally.  No big deal, I guess. Taxpayers and ratepayers have been footing the bill for solar projects all across New York even though very few people benefit from these solar farms. What’s one more? Well, it does matter because it’s all a con.

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Pipeline Vandalism Is A Crime; Stop Pretending It’s Your Civil Liberty!

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Pipeline vandalism is both criminal and dangerous but apologists for it want us to believe it’s only protest and their right; that they’re victims. Shame!

The EnviroPolitics blog included a headline yesterday that should infuriate anyone with the slightest respect for the law. “Protest a pipeline in these states and you could face felony charges,” it says as it introduces a totally unbalanced article by one of the wackos from the San Francisco bureau of the looney Guardian, which never saw a trendy leftist cause it didn’t embrace. It’s hard to imagine a more misleading title. I sincerely wonder whether anyone at either publication bothered to read the legislation. If they had they’d understand it’s about pipeline vandalism, not pipeline protest.

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Out-of-Town Protesters, Funded by Billionaires, Used to Fight Pipelines

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Out-of-town protesters are the workhorses of the pipeline opposition. Financed by billionaires, they destroy and disrupt, leaving behind their dirt.

A fellow by the name of Matt Cordio, who is President of Skills Pipeline, a technology talent-solutions company, and the founder of Startup Milwaukee, recently wrote an outstanding opinion piece that was published by the Duluth News Tribune. It captures the essence of pipeline opposition today, and warns Minnesotans what they, and all of us, are up against, namely out-of-town protesters.

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Energy Realities for Confronting Crackpots and Frackpots

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Energy realities are the proper tools of rebuttal for cleaning up the green slime generated by crackpot and frackpot utopians with ideas that can’t work.

Mark Mills is one of those experts at the Manhattan Institute who are so darned good at confront fantasy with facts. I previously published some of his material here and here, but now he’s gone one better. He’s put together a list of 41 energy realities in an article titled “Inconvenient Energy Realities” on the Manhattan Institute website E21. It’s well worth reading in its entirety, but I thought I’d just highlight a few of the most stunning energy realities.

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