Hydraulic Fracturing Equals Energy Security: A Ban Would Be Insane

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The Department of Energy just issued a comprehensive report about the dangers of banning hydraulic fracturing in this country. The Executive Summary follows: Abundant American oil and natural gas reserves are a strategic asset in driving sustained, long-term economic growth, achieving environmental goals, and enhancing the national security

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China Is the Threat But Our Media and Politicians Have Been Bought

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: China threatens our security and environment but has bought off big business, big tech, media and our political establishment.] China is not only building coal-fired plants in its own country, but it is also building them around the world. As of 2019, China had 2,363 active coal-fired power plants and was building another

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – January 16, 2021

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … 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. Defeated State Treasurer Talks Super-Pollutants? The office of Pennsylvania State Treasurer is typically just another row office in the Commonwealth. Not

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Battery Costs in the Billions About to Be Tacked Onto NY Electric Bills

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: New Yorkers are about to see already high electricity bills go even higher thanks to Governor Cuomo’s battery storage plans.] New York will purchase a 100-megawatt battery system to back up its offshore wind fleet, which is expected to total 9 gigawatts of capacity by 2035. The battery will be supplied by South Korean

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Damascus Township and PA Senate Republicans Sue DRBC

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Another lawsuit, on behalf of Damascus Township, Senators Lisa Baker and Gene Yaw and PA Senate Republicans has been filed against the DRBC! Damascus Township, my hometown, together with Pennsylvania State Senators Lisa Baker and Gene Yaw and the Pennsylvania State Senate Republican Caucus has filed a great

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Free Speech Is Under Major Assault by Big Tech Fascists

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The events of this weekend represent a frightening attack on free speech by a Big Tech oligarchy that is increasingly fascist in character. Some of you like President Trump. Some of you don’t. As for me, I believe he has been an outstanding President and has been cheated

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DRBC Lawsuit Finally Going to Trial After Five Years!

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Federal Judge Robert Mariani has just issued an opinion that will, after five years, finally result in the DRBC lawsuit going to trial! It’s been five long years, but the DRBC lawsuit is finally going to trial, which is a very positive development for landowners. More importantly, the

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Dark Waters Is A Reminder of the Dark Side of Fractivism

Victor FurmanUpstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist …. ….   [Editor’s Note: Victor Furman does an insightful movie review on Mark Ruffalo’s Dark Waters film, which seems to employ some role reversals.] I happened onto a Netflix movie the other night starring and produced by Mark Ruffalo. It was called Dark Waters. Guess what

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Pennsylvania DEP Policy Director Calls State Rep Environmental Criminal!

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Pennsylvania DEP Policy Director Jessica Shirley attacked State Rep. Scott Perry and labeled him an “environmental criminal” yesterday. This story tells us everything one needs to know about the Wolf Administration and its radical nature. Behind Patrick McDonnell, the mild-mannered Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection in

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Phil Murphy Proves Just How Much of An Unprincipled Pander Bear He Is

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) [Editor’s Note: Phil Murphy, an obviously confused panderbear, is trying to wiggle out of his DRBC vote on Gibbstown with a patently silly excuse.] The five voting members of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) met in early December and voted 4-0 (one abstention) to approve a 1,300-foot-long pier

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Natural Gas Bans Meeting Resistance from Reality

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: Natural gas bans have been enacted by several California communities but are now colliding with the realities of energy affordability.] Some 40 communities in California have implemented bans or restrictions on the use of natural gas, which have ignited a backlash from some of California’s prominent Black and Latino leaders, who indicate that

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – January 2, 2021

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … 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. Lisa Finley-DeVille started drinking bottled water around the same time her friend’s horses began to get sick and die. A half

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Reason vs. Imagination: The War Among Us That Never Ends

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Reason has exacted its price in Aspen, Colorado, with a recent Earth First attack on the city’s gas lines, depriving trendy folks of heat. One of my all-time favorite books is “Pascal’s Pensées” and this, for me, is the best part; an honest explanation of why reason so

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Helium Resources Needed for MRI Imaging Extracted with Natural Gas

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: Helium resources essential to MRI imaging are invaluable and obtained via natural gas extraction. It’s why fractivism is a dangerous thing.] Liquid helium, an inert gas extracted from natural gas harvesting, is essential in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment because it is cold enough to provide the levels of superconductivity required in MRI scanners. Without oil and

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Fracking Is Delivering Everything Good It Promised and Much More for PA

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … An opinion piece in LehighValleyLive.com illustrates the shallowness of so much we see written about fracking by folks who don’t research. An opinion piece in LehighValleyLive.com last week, written by Dan Gordon, a Washington, D.C. writer on the subjects of “affordable housing, urban planning and industrial supply sectors”

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