Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – June 1, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. New York Is the Biggest Loser As Wealth Leaves the Empire State Andrew Cuomo, New York’s follower in

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H.B. 827 Draws Phony Attack from Delaware Riverkeeper Stooge?

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  H.B. 827, Rep Jonathan Fritz’s bill to compensate DRBC landowners for their huge losses from the taking that would result from a fracking ban, is attacked. Former English teacher and now Rep. Wendy Ullman is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania where the average household income in 2017 was $108,848 compared

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Northeast Gas Shortages Are the Issue; The One Issue That Matters

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Northeast gas shortages are what really matter when it comes to fighting back against fracking bans, pipeline obstruction and other fractivist initiatives. There is no doubt the Northeast (everything east from Pennsylvania) is at war over natural gas. Fractivists have been able to successfully demagogue the issue in places

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Coal to Gas Switching Reduces CO2 Emissions by 15%

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Coal to gas switching in electric generation has averted 95 million tons of CO2 emissions and reduced them by 15% from what they would have been. Anyone worried about CO2 emissions ought to absolutely love natural gas. Coal to gas switching with respect to electric generation has had a

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Deep Green Resistance: The Group That Wants to End Civilization

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. . .. Deep Green Resistance is too frequently dismissed as a fringe group not warranting our time but a close examination shows just the opposite. It’s dangerous. “When civilization ends, the living world will rejoice. We must be biophilic

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Range Resources Reducing Emissions and Impacts Everywhere

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Range Resources just put out a 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report that highlights just how fast and how far it has gone in reducing emissions and impacts. We have often noted here how the natural gas industry is always three steps ahead of its opposition with respect to technology and

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Methane Emissions Going Down, Despite Cornell Hype from 5 Years Ago

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Remember when Cornell’s Bob Howarth proclaimed natural gas was worse than coal due to methane emissions? Well, the latest data says those emissions are down. Methane emissions, about five years ago, became a trendy subject among those desperate to stop natural gas development. They had previously hung their hat

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How Is the Natural Gas Industry Leading the Way to Reduce Emissions?

Jennifer StewartSenior Vice President for Government and Regulatory AffairsSouthwestern Energy Co. … … The natural gas industry is making enormous progress and, in fact, leading the way in reducing emissions, says Southwestern Energy, one its own leaders. As the world’s top natural gas producer, the United States is also leading the world in curbing emissions.

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Air Pollution a No Show at School Near Range Resources Site

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) A study performed at the request of Range Resources near some of its drill sites and a Washington County school campus reveals no air pollution impacts. One of the false allegations made against shale drilling is that it somehow pollutes the air–of particular concern near schools. A new independent

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – May 18, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Our readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. No New Natural Gas for Westchester Until 2023, Huh? And, this was prior to Andrew Cuomo denying water quality certification

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It’s A Damned Taking: DRBC Shows Frack Ban Has Zero to Do with Water Quality

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  It’s but a damned taking and the DRBC members just proved it to everyone by announcing they support a ban that doesn’t even allow the export of water for fracking. The Delaware River Basin Commission is now totally corrupted. A majority of members, including Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf

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EV Owners Enjoy Privileges at the Expense of Taxpayers

Keep It Grounded In Fact(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)      EV owners are grabbing Federal and State tax dollars so wealthier folks can drive politically correct cars that run mostly on natural gas, but it’s dumb. It’s Infrastructure Week, and one of the few things that Americans can agree upon is that the country’s

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NESE Rejection by Andrew Cuomo Raises Key Questions

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC The NESE rejection by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s DEC raises a whole host of serious questions about economic growth, bond ratings and the future of New York City. At 8:30 p.m. yesterday, the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation rejected Williams Corporation’s proposal for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE)

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Pennsylvania Supremes Deal Major Blow to Environmental Rights Abuse

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Our Pennsylvania Supremes have handed a major defeat to radicals such as the Delaware Povertykeeper on the heavily abused Environmental Rights Amendment. The Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper wasn’t part of this case but, you can be sure there was crying in their natural gas heated offices in Bristol

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Free Speech and Energy Policy Threatened by Cyber Censors

Paul DriessenCommittee For A Constructive Tomorrow …. ….  Free speech on climate issues and a lot of other issues is increasingly threatened by our new media, which has a totalitarian impulse to control everything. Throughout history despots had effective ways of reducing dissension in the ranks. Inquisitors burned heretics. Nazi’s burned books – before taking

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