Carbon County Rises to Defend Its Rights from the DRBC

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) [Editor’s Note: Carbon County, Pennsylvania, apparently knows a rat when it sees one and is going to defend itself from a takeover of the ship.] Carbon County, PA is the latest county to join in and support Pennsylvania’s Republican State Senators suing the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) over

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Work begins to plug 12 more abandoned oil and gas wells in Pa.

Work is beginning to plug 12 more abandoned oil and gas wells in the Cornplanter State Forest in Forest County, Pennsylvania, according to the state departments of Conservation and Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. Plugging the Harmony Township wells, some of which are believed to date back to the 1920s, marks the first phase of

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Big Green Swamps the System with Special Interest Money

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is out with more data exposing the Big Green special interest political influence machine. IER has assembled a great tool with which to investigate and report the nature of the Big Green swamp that is filled with special interest beasts eager to

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Deiuliis Launches Academy to Help Lift Up Western Pennsylvania

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Nick Deiuliis , of CNX fame, has launched an Academy to assist potential future leaders of Western Pennsylvania in growing. America today is full of corporatists—capitalists gone astray—who no longer believe in capitalism or the virtues on which it depends. They’ve turned. instead, to milking government for all

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – April 4, 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. Nice Win…for Now This is great news. It’s the latest such win. But, the lawyers hired by the Rockefellers won’t be

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Pa. Supreme Court decides consumer protection law can’t be used to sue oil and gas companies over leases

In a recent decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the state attorney general’s office can’t invoke the state’s consumer protection law to sue Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. on behalf of landowners who claim they didn’t get fair deals in leasing their mineral rights, according to Penn Live. The high court concluded only buyers

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – March 6, 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. Yeah, Natural Gas Is the Good Deed Always Punished Interesting that entire countries believe natural gas use reduces carbon, while radical

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Why PA Gov. Wolf’s RGGI Carbon Tax Needs Legislative Approval

Whether or not you agree with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s idiotic plan to join something called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a carbon tax that will force PA residents to pay $2.36 billion in higher electric costs over a 10-year period (and shut down coal and gas-fired power plants), there is one thing we

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Property Rights Are Our Mission at the UDRBC! Help Us!

Ned LangPresident, Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens …. ….  [Editor’s Note: Ned Lang, President of Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens, appeals for help in fighting for our natural gas and property rights!] The UDRBC was formed to advocate for the property rights of landowners across the Upper Delaware River region.  The actions of the Delaware

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PennEast Pipe Files Supreme Court Brief; Timeline for Construction

On Monday PennEast Pipeline filed its opening brief in a case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in April. The case appeals a lower court ruling that disallows PennEast from using eminent domain to build across land owned or controlled by the State of New Jersey. PennEast calls the previous ruling by the

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Fossil Fuel Use and Lessons for Today from the Jewish Martyrology!

Attorney Daniel B. MarkindMarcellusShaleUpdate.com … . [Editor’s Note: The following post by our good friend Dan Markind makes some astute political observations about fossil fuel use, energy and the environment from the lessons of Jewish history. I’m pleased to be able to share it with his permission. Dan writes for Forbes and has a great

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PA Natural Gas Production Hits New All-Time High in 2020

Yesterday the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released their latest quarterly Natural Gas Production Report for October through December 2020 (full copy below). There are two exciting bits of news coming from this report that (so far) nobody else is reporting: (1) After eight consecutive quarters (two years) of declining natgas production from shale (comparing

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Annual U.S. NatGas Production Decreased by Tiny 1% in 2020

The pandemic did its best to shut the world down, and maybe it succeeded in shutting down other countries–but not here in the US of A. Against an onslaught of shutdowns (particularly in “blue” states), people staying home, businesses closing, anarchy and chaos in large Democrat cities…and against an onslaught against fossil fuels by environmental

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Carbon Tax? No, Absolutely Not, Not Without Representation!

Kevin MooneyThe Commonwealth Foundation … . [Editor’s Note: The following post comes, via permission from the author and our good friend, Kevin Mooney, who writes for The Commonwealth Foundation at PaTownHall.] After vetoing a bill that would have prohibited him from compelling state residents to pay hundreds of millions of dollars annually in carbon taxes

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