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Citizens, Legislators and Workers Rally for Atlantic Sunrise

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Several hundred citizens, legislators and natural gas industry workers turned out yesterday to support the critical Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. It was quite a turnout at the Shadowbrook Resort in Tunkhannock, yesterday. Was it the Ma Greenly’s Bar-B-Q? Was it the gigantic flag visible for almost a mile away?…

The Tourism and Petroleum Industries Thrive in America’s Gulf Coast

America’s Gulf Coast states attract people from all over the world to their beautiful beaches. And right alongside a flourishing tourism industry exists a robust oil and natural gas industry, as EID’s latest infographic shows. EID recently took a deeper look at the tourism industries of Florida and Texas, and in this report dives into…

Another Journalism Fail As Reporters Swoon for Political Nuns

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Two stories in major Pennsylvania newspapers illustrate so much of the problem with journalism today as they ignore two elephants in the room with the nuns. A group of Catholic nuns who prefer to worship Mother Nature rather than Jesus Christ (the Person they pledged to…

“Privileged White” Actor Cromwell Serves < Half of Jail Sentence

Being famous (and “privileged” and “white”) has its perks. Actor James Cromwell, as we noted yesterday, reported to jail last Friday for refusing to pay a fine and do community service following his illegal activities in blocking construction at the $900 million CPV Valley Energy Center project in Wawayanda, NY (see “Privileged White” Actor James…

Stop the Insanity: Broome County Needs NG Advantage

Victor Furman Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist …. ….   Vic Furman talks about the price of obstruction when it comes to a NG Advantage project in Broome County and begs that leaders step up and stop the insanity. Whenever natural gas comes up in New York discussions, truth seems to be the…

Sunoco Stops ME2 Drilling in Chester County Following Water Issue

The on-again, off-again, on-again construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Chester County, PA (near Philly)…is now off again. At least in West Whiteland Township. Sunoco Logistics Partners was using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to install pipeline through an area where digging a trench would not work. The HDD work hit a water aquifer…

Delaware Riverkeeper Now Going After the Little Guys

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  If it is not enough the fractivist Delaware Riverkeeper gang aims to disrupt interstate pipelines; now they are targeting small pipeline projects, too. A change-up in tactics for Maya van Rossum, THE Delaware Riverkeeper. Until now, Riverkeeper has mostly concentrated its efforts on big, federally regulated…

The Right State Policies Can Drive Job-Creating Investment

Natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale region is “fueling a wave of investment in U.S. petrochemical plants,” CNBC reported this week. According to the report, shale gas production in the tri-state area, coupled with new investments in ethane cracking facilities – such as the project under construction in Beaver County – present an opportunity…

Mich. DEQ Rejects Stop Rover Request, Senators Appeal to FERC

Isn’t it interesting how a small-but-mouthy group of anti-fossil fuelers can drive a media narrative? Just two days ago MDN told you about a meeting of 100 (likely far less) anti-fossil fuel protesters in Dexter Township, Michigan, who rallied to protest the impending construction of the Rover Pipeline in that area (see Mich. Rover Protesters…

If It’s Not Dispatchable, It’s Not Helpful, But Hurtful

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Solar and wind energy can be useful supplemental sources of energy but they’re not dispatchable and hurt more than help when they become the main source. It’s remarkable how few people understand the dynamics of energy; that it’s not enough to be able to produce it but, rather, must…

PA Pipeline Investment Program Up & Running, $2.4M in Grants So Far

Last November MDN brought you the delicious news that Pennsylvania would shift $24 million away from a boondoggle program called the PA Alternative Energy Investment Act and into a new program called the Pipeline Investment Program, or PIPE (see PA Gov Wolf Launches (Gasp) Pipeline Investment Program). The PIPE program helps fund construction of natural…

New York DEC 401 Certification Authority on the Precipice?

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  New York DEC has, once again, been put on notice from a federal court, ruling FERC has the right to issue 401 certifications regardless of their denials. A new threat against the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s authority over pipeline projects is coming from yet…

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