Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

Federal Judge Deals Major Blow to #ExxonKnew Crusaders

A federal judge in Boston dealt a major blow yesterday to environmental activist groups seeking to sue fossil fuel companies for supposedly ignoring the risks of climate change. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) had sued ExxonMobil for allegedly failing to sufficiently prepare a facility in Everett, Mass., for the effects of climate change, including sea…

OH, WV Landowners Sue Antero re Post-Production Royalty Deductions

Lawsuits filed against Antero Resources in both Ohio and West Virginia seek class action status. Both lawsuits make similar claims: Namely that Antero has improperly deducted post-production expenses from royalty checks (not allowed under lease terms), and that Antero has avoided, with creative accounting, paying royalties on natural gas liquids (NGLs) produced. The OH lawsuit…

PA Gov Wolf Offered Deal in ’15 to Open Dela. River Basin Drilling

Here’s a surprise: Big Green mouthpiece PBS StateImpact Pennsylvania is dishing some dirt on one of their own–PA Gov. Tom Wolf. We’ve been closely following the developing situation with the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) finally coming out of the closet as an extended arm of radical Big Green group Delaware Riverkeeper. The DRBC will…

Lawyers ask US Supreme Court to Hear WV EQT Royalty Case

In a decision that thrilled drillers, but angered landowners, the West Virginia Supreme Court decided in May to overturn its own previous decision (from last December) and allow driller EQT to deduct post-production expenses from royalty payments (see WV Supreme Court Reverses Itself, Post-Production Deductions OK). Last December MDN reported on the huge WV Supreme…

NY Court Tells Exxon to Turn Over Records to Corrupt AG

New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has just ruled that the New York State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, has the right to demand documents in a court case that accuses Exxon of hiding internal research that shows burning oil and gas leads to catastrophic, man-made global warming. Schiederman has been on a witch…

The Totalitarianism of Environmentalism

We recently spotted an article written by Marian L. Tupy, editor of HumanProgress.org and a senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He specializes in “globalization and global well-being, and the political economy of Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.” He’s a smart guy–and a policy wonk. Tupy had an interesting experience when…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Sep 13, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: PA budget noose tightens, House working on plan, “moderate” Repubs still want severance tax; first Rover flow volumes sign of growth in Appalachia; NY’s stand against pipelines puts fate of projects in doubt; Plum, PA frack wastewater…

DRBC Chaos Raising Question of Why We Even Need It

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   The DRBC, in an effort to bring order out of self-created chaos, has announced it will consider something today but whatever it is, is deliberately unclear. It just gets “curiouser and curiouser” as a hopelessly incompetent and politically corrupted Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) composed mostly of the…

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