Nursing COVID Impacted Gas Field Communities Back to Health

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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COVID-19 has impacted communities everywhere, including gas field communities, but the gas industry is helping in nursing these areas back to health.

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse, and nurses have perhaps never been more crucial and appreciated than during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They are the shining stars on the front line of their respective medical teams and have stepped up to deal with a situation that few of them could have previously imagined.

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My Viral Experience With A Corrupt Cuomo Protecting Media

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

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Victor Furman, candidate for a seat in the New York State General Assembly, talks about his experience with a viral post and having to fight the media.

Have you ever had a Facebook or similar post go Viral? I did. It was exciting, and an eye opener. The post was two sentences and exposed more of the ongoing corruption in Albany, particularly the judicial corruption. That corruption was, I believe, a big factor in decisions by our state courts that went against landowners and robbed them of their mineral rights. My post got more then 97,000 shares and over a million likes causing Facebook to fact check it, but someone needs to fact-check the supposed fact-checkers who, based on my experience, are nothing more than political hit men.

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Andrew Cuomo Is the Grossest, Most Corrupt Governor in NY’s History

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

 

Andrew Cuomo has killed NESE, a pipeline needed to deliver essential natural gas to the New York metro area. How much more corruption will New Yorkers take?

Is it time to turn the gas off for New York City and let the people there reap the “benefits” of having a dictator, Andrew Cuomo, as their governor? On Friday, the NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation, thoroughly and completely corrupted by Andrew Cuomo, issued yet another rejection for the critically-needed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline project. It was the last straw for Williams, the builder of the project, which has walked away from the project. Gas customers on Long Island, including parts of NYC, now face the real prospect of running out of natural gas (this is not an exaggeration). Andrew Cuomo is the grossest, most corrupt governor in NY’s history.

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COVID Claptrap: Sorry, But, No, We’re NOT All in This Together

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Lots of well-meaning folks responding to the COVID-19 situation are fond of saying “we’re all in this together” but, sadly, that’s anything but true.

It’s easy to say the COVID-19 virus or, as I refer to it, the WuFlu, has wreaked havoc on our economy and, quite literally, our lives and that “we’re all in this together.” But, that’s not true, if we’re honest with each other. First, it’s not so much the virus but the response of our ruling elites that’s wreaked most of the havoc. We didn’t react this way during the Hong Kong Flu that killed more than 100,000 of us during the year of Woodstock. Secondly, the disparity with which different segments of our society are treated tells some folks, primarily the same ruling elites who are wreaking the havoc, are not even in it at all, let alone together with us.

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Shale Gas News – May 16, 2020

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about infrastructure permits, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Chesapeake Energy and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.This week, as a guest, we had Brian Oram, Professional Geologist at B.F. Environmental and Program Manager & Educator at Keystone Clean Water Team.

In this week’s Shale Directories meet a member segment we were joined by  Bryan Hum President of Green Valley Seed.

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Severance Tax? Sure, Let’s Kill What’s Left of the Economy!

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Tom Wolf is a vindictive guy and his 20-21 budget for Pennsylvania once again includes a proposed severance tax that will kill the remnants of our economy.

Tom Wolf’s “2020-21 Budget in Brief” only mentions a severance tax once, with this paragraph (emphasis added):

Last year, the governor unveiled Restore Pennsylvania, his ambitious infrastructure improvement plan that would invest $4.5 billion over four years in projects that would increase high-speed internet access, combat blight, assist communities with storm preparedness and disaster recovery, eliminate contaminants, clean up brownfields, build green infrastructure, repair rural roadways and develop new business sites. Projects completed through Restore Pennsylvania will be funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax and will help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state for the strength of its technology, development, and infrastructure.

Given the WuFlu and the governor’s stunningly incompetent management of it, shutting down our economy, instead of protecting nursing homes, priorities may have now changed. Make no mistake, though. Wolf will only double-down on on the double-speak about a “commonsense severance tax.” And, that makes no sense.

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COVID Is No Excuse for An Additional Severance Tax, Governor Wolf

Colin Hanna
President of Let Freedom Ring USA, Inc.

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Colin Hanna speaks out about the danger of a severance tax in response to COVID-19 and says a virus is not an excuse for a job-killing severance tax.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has shed a spotlight on America’s age-old tension between federal and state governments. Our country was founded on the concept of state sovereignty with a federal government whose authority was limited to certain specifically enumerated powers. While those powers may have gradually expanded over the centuries, each Governor must still assess and determine how their state will react to crises. Crisis management requires a balancing act of addressing both the current public health crisis and the economic uncertainty clouding our future.

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A Severance Tax on Natural Gas Is No Way to Recover

Jeff Kupfer
Adjunct Faculty, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

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Jeff Kupfer explains why a severance tax on a successful but hurting industry is no way for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to recover from a virus shutdown.

Each day brings more evidence of the economic wrecking ball unleashed by the coronavirus. And as the country deals with the crisis, that wrecking ball continues to generate big holes in government budgets. Pennsylvania, of course, is no exception. Gov. Tom Wolf recently estimated that the state could face a $5 billion deficit this year. And while some measure of additional federal aid seems likely, it’s unclear how much it will be or when it will arrive.

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WuFlu Response Tells Us All We Need to Know About Tom Wolf

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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The WuFlu crisis has shown us Tom Wolf is utterly incompetent and worse. His initial response seemed measured, but then he went completely off the tracks.

When the WuFlu hit Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf appeared to be taking a measured approach that addressed the areas of the Commonwealth that had real problems. He focused on more urban counties in the eastern part of Pennsylvania and only gradually imposed restrictions as needed, county by county.

The next thing we knew he was shutting down everything and every county, regardless of the threat. He adapted to being a tyrant easily, telling small businesses selling clothes, flowers and electronics they were non-essential while telling Wal-Mart it was essential and allowing it to sell everything. He forced nursing homes to take WuFlu patients, resulting in one of the highest proportions of nursing home deaths among the states. He then cocked his head back and started lecturing counties about when it was safe for them to open. He started holding a “sword of Damocles” over their heads, after previously telling them it was only about “flattening the curve,” an excuse he didn’t invent but happily propagated. Now, he’s in full dictator mode, deciding who wins and who loses.

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