Mariner East Hearing Is Opportunity To Push Back Against the Enemy

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus
Spokesman

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

[Editor’s Note: Pennsylvania DEP will hold a virtual hearing on a Mariner East pipeline rerouting on June 16 and this is an opportunity to send DEP a message.]

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that a public comment period has opened on the proposed construction modifications for a portion of Mariner East running through the Marsh Creek area in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County. A virtual hearing is set for June 16.

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Marcellus Drilling News and It All How It Got Started

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Marcellus Drilling News is an invaluable gas industry resource where Jim Willis gathers the facts and tells it exactly as it is in Realville.

Rush Limbaugh was the “Mayor of Realville” but Jim Willis has been the Lord Protector of the Marcellus Shale region when it comes to facts about the natural gas industry. His Marcelllus Drilling News is a phenomenal resource from almost the beginning of the shale revolution. He’s a poster, a prophet, a political observer and the polite friend who always tells it like it is. I’m proud to call him a friend and associate, especially now that he’s been made the focus of a great Think About Energy interview by George Stark.

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Jobs? You Want Jobs? Turn to Natural Gas for Crying Out Loud!

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[Editor’s Note: Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan misses the big point; that the best and most jobs are to be found in the natural gas industry.]

The Biden administration deceptively claims the infrastructure and spending plan, called the American Jobs Act would create 19 million jobs over a decade, but according to an economic forecasting firm it would only create 2.7 million jobs. The trick is that 16.3 million would be created even without the bill.

What is even worse is that Biden and his administration are not telling the American public what the cost of each of those jobs would be to the taxpayer. With a cost of $2.25 trillion for the bill, creating 2.7 million jobs, each job would cost $833,333. If 19 million jobs were created, the cost per job would be 86 percent lower—$118,421.

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Steamfitters Speak Truth to Power About Natural Gas and Power

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Jim Snell, Business Manager for Steamfitters Local 420 in Philly, is speaking truth to Joe Biden and trendy Democrats who attack natural gas.

Steamfitters Local 420 is run by Jim Snell, a stand-up guy willing to tell the truth about Joe Biden’s stupid “build back better” American Jobs Plan, which is supposedly about infrastructure. It might better be called an American Giveaway Plan, the bulk of the thing being a sop to green energy and other leftist special interests. As Snell unabashedly notes, in an editorial in the Delaware Valley Journal, the infrastructure actually making a difference both economically and environmentally is our energy highway system, our pipeline network, but it is being overlooked.

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The Big China Lie and How We Are Being Compromised

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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The Big China Lie takes many forms and is perpetuated by a combination of trust-funder sycophants and hedge-funder special interests.

Our country is under attack by China. It couldn’t be more clear. Basketball teams, social media giants and the Biden Administration are all cowered by the Red Dragon and afraid to say or do anything that might offend it. Meanwhile, the hedge-funder and trust-funder special interests thirsting for green government rent are toasting China for its renewables investments, the NRDC laying on lavish praise for a greening belt and road initiative by the Communist thugs. It’s the Big China Lie.

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Climate Emergency in New York? What Climate Emergency?

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

[Editor’s Note: Roger studies the status of climate science in his home state, where politician Andrew Cuomo determines what is a climate emergency.]

In response to the Biden administration’s “World Climate Summit” there have been multiple summaries of the state of climate science, the alleged impacts and purported solutions. This post summarizes relative articles in the context of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s likely effect on the alleged effects of global warming.

I am a retired electric utility meteorologist with 40 years-experience analyzing the effects of meteorology and climate on electric operations in general and impacts on electric service in particular.  The opinions expressed in my comments do not reflect the position of any of my previous employers or any other company I have been associated with, these comments are mine alone.

These comments consist of two parts.  In the first part I calculated the potential impact on global warming if New York were to achieve complete elimination of all greenhouse gas emissions.  In the second part I summarize information contradicting the notion of an on-going climate emergency that is the rationale for the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) emission reductions.  These comments show that New York’s potential effect on global warming is too small to measure and the evidence is that there is no climate emergency. 

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Biden Plan for Offshore Wind Is Wildly Expensive and Wholly Stupid

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[Editor’s Note: Joe Biden, a puppet being manipulated by the worst sort of special interests, is pushing an offshore wind fiasco that will accomplish nothing.]

Joe Biden has a plan to reach net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the generating sector. It includes the installation of 30,000 megawatts of new offshore wind capacity by 2030. Building 30,000 megawatts of capacity will require “massive industrialization” of the oceans, anchoring thousands of offshore platforms along the coasts that could pose significant threats to navigation, marine mammals and fisheries. If those 30,000 megawatts of capacity get built, they will cost ratepayers billions of dollars more per year than if that same power were produced from natural-gas plants or advanced nuclear reactors.

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FERC Told to Stop Playing Politically Correct Games with Pipelines

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

 

[Editor’s Note: Some 25 United States Senators, including three Democrats, have warned FERC and its politically correct chair to knock off the games.]

If the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) thinks it is going to change the rules for how it approves existing, already-filed applications for pipelines, it needs to think again. That’s according to a group of both Republican and Democrat U.S. Senators who sent a warning letter to FERC last week. The Senators say FERC has no right to change the rules part of the way through the game, which is exactly what FERC, under Chairman Richard “Dick” Glick, is threatening to do.

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DAPL Case Is A Matter of the Rule of Law and Nothing Less

Nicholas Romano
Chester County Landowner

[Editor’s Note: Nick Romano makes the DAPL case clear; it is a matter of whether the rule of law still applies, doesn’t or only applies to the favored few.]

Seeking Alpha says “Energy Transfer plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its ongoing legal battle to keep the Dakota Access Pipeline open,” noting the following regarding DAPL and its troubles:

  • Lawyers for the pipeline operator will seek a stay from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that would allow DAPL to continue operating.
  • Rather than re-argue whether an environmental assessment is required, the lawyers believe they can show reasonable probability that the Supreme Court would reverse the lower court decision to scrap the permit.
  • The U.S. District Court for D.C. earlier this week ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide an update by May 3 on when it plans to complete an environmental review of the pipeline and whether the line should shut during the process.
  • North Dakota officials recently said the state could see 400K bbl/day of crude oil production temporarily wiped out if DAPL is shut.

Seriously?

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