Mariner East Targeted for Political Abuse Over Providing Security!

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


Mariner East is the victim of unparalleled demagoguery on the part of Southeast Pennsylvania politicians who are willing even to attack pipeline security.

The Delaware County Daily Times recently reported on charges filed by Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan against several individuals regarding the manner in which security was provided for Mariner East pipeline construction sites. Jim Willis covered the issue in depth with an article we republished here. I also responded directly to the Delaware County Daily Times with the following:

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Climate Change Science Gains Nothing from Anecdotes

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

Climate change science is out. Climate change politics are in and based only on anecdotes providing excuses for politicians to appease special interests.

This post describes another evaluation of anecdotal evidence that is portrayed as evidence of global warming.  Previously I looked at a NPR radio segment in Great Lakes Vineyard Confronts Climate Change and examined a claim by a senior official at the Department of Environmental Conservation in Hay Harvest Climate Trend?.  This post addresses the frequency of snow storms in my home town.

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Victor Furman Launches “Not for Me, But For You” Campaign for Assembly

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


Victor Furman is running for the New York State Assembly. His “Not for Me, But For You” campaign promises real representation for the Southern Tier.

I am proud and excited to announce to my friends on NaturalGasNOW that I have tossed my hat in the political ring with a race for Assemblyman representing New York State’s 122nd Legislative District.

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Fake News Is Fracking Endemic In Environmentalism

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


Fake news is everywhere today; enabled, magnified and spread by social media. It’s particularly prevalent in environmental talk and the fracking debate.

Yesterday, I got a tipoff to a post on a website called Environmental Health News (EHN). It was, superficially, about the latest mischief making by Tom Linzey, the embattled, court-humiliated Marxist at the helm of the CELDF. That anyone at all is paying serious attention to Tom Linzey these days is remarkable. But, the real take from this story is much bigger. It’s reveals exactly how fake news is generated by supposed environmentalists. It also explains Tom Linzey has survived despite an abysmal track record and an arrogance so brazen he warns his clients he will bankrupt them. Continue reading

Wind Energy Feeding at the Government Subsidy Trough for 28 Years!

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog


Bob Bradley details the how the wind energy industry has been feeding at the government subsidy trough for 28 years promising success just over the horizon.

A common question is: how many times has the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind power production been extended since the original law was enacted in 1992.

The answer is a dirty dozen, which makes the federal lifeline to wind power 28 years old. That’s old age for a government subsidy, particularly one where the industry itself has long proclaimed its impending competitiveness.

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Natural Gas Production Expected to Grow for Next 30 Years: It’s King!


Natural gas production is projected to grow as far as the EIA can see (2050). Natural gas is clearly king of the hill when it comes to our energy future.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) continues its optimistic outlook on the cost of wind and solar power, resulting in renewable energy being the fastest-growing source of electricity generation through 2050 in its newly released Annual Energy Outlook. The agency believes that the capital costs for solar and wind will continue to decline and that federal and state subsidies along with state mandates for renewables will continue to enable their penetration into the generating sector. As a result, it expects coal-fired and nuclear electricity generation to decline with most of those declines occurring by the mid-2020s.

Despite this projected increase in renewable energy and the subsidies and mandates that enable its penetration into U.S. energy markets, its share of total energy demand increases from 11 percent today to just 18 percent in 2050—a period of three decades. EIA projects that the fossil fuel share of total energy demand in 2050 to be 75 percent—a decline of just 5 percentage points from 2019.

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Tom Wolf Throws Trades Overboard to Sail with Fellow Trust-Funders

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


Tom Wolf is an awful governor, not as corrupt as Cuomo, by thunderously stupid. He just promised to veto a pro-labor bill to please fellow trust-funders.

Tom Wolf grew up rich. He’s a trust-funder. He knows little about real life. He’s drawn to trendy causes because that’s what children of wealth typically do to establish their bonafides when it comes to virtue. Your father made the money you now spend by making wooden furniture; so you must hug trees to show you care. That’s how it works. Tom Wolf knows the game and he’s decided it’s in his green legacy interests to side with fellow trust-funders from the likes of the Haas and Heinz families (heirs to chemical and ketchup fortunes) against trade unions who just want more decent jobs.

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Range Resources Says “It’s Electric” When It Comes to Fracking

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


Range Resources has announced it’s electric and it’s not talking about dance moves but, rather, fracking and stimulating natural gas well production.

Last November MDN told you that Range Resources was testing an all-electric fracking fleet at the Ziolkowski Pad in Allegheny County. The results are in and Range likes what it sees. The company has signed on with U.S. Well Services to continue using “electric fracking.”

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Ag Day in Susquehanna County: How Natural Gas Is Supporting Farming

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of


Susquehanna County Ag Day offers yet another illustration of how natural gas development has directly supported agriculture, farming and Rural America.

Susquehanna Ag Day 2020 will be held on Friday, March 6 at Elk Lake High School in Springville, from 10 am to 3:30 pm. The event that began as Dairy Day has been expanded in recent years to cover a myriad of agriculture topics and draws hundreds of guests to the school when Mother Nature cooperates. Once again this year, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is picking up the tab for lunch for all vendors and guests.

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SCCTC Trucks It Into the Future with Help of Gas Industry

Johnny Williams
Bradford County Writer


SCCTC, otherwise known as the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is preparing young folks for all sorts of careers, including as CDL drivers.

Approximately six months after announcing the development of a CDL training program, the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) is only weeks away from teaching the newest slate of CDL drivers looking to join the workforce.

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