Tagged Environment and Climate

NFG Sues NY DEC in Fed Court re Northern Access Pipe Rejection

Earlier this month MDN brought you the sad (and angering) news that once again Gov. Andrew Cuomo has caved to political pressure from environmental Nazis and instructed the now-corrupted Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to deny stream crossing permits for National Fuel Gas Company’s (NFG) Northern Access Pipeline project (see Cuomo’s Corrupt NY DEC Blocks…

NRDC Study Finds No Groundwater Contamination from Fracking in WV

MDN has previously chronicled bought-and-paid-for research done by Duke University’s Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment (see Duke Hit Piece on Shale Water Usage from Same Park-Sponsored Prof and Latest Case of Duke U Bought & Paid “Research” by Park Foundation). Here’s how it works:…

PA Enviro Justice Listening Tour Continues to Draw Almost No One

Last December the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it would go on a “listening tour” in early 2017, to focus on so-called environmental justice (see PA DEP to Conduct ‘Listening Tour’ for ‘Environmental Justice’). The DEP finally set up a schedule for its listening tour, which began in March in Greene County (see…

Pipeline Routing Negotiation Illustrates A Better Way

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Landowners truly concerned with the impacts of pipeline development have a great example of how to negotiate to get what they want with the Atlantic Sunrise. Something very interesting happened with respect to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline happened last week. It demonstrates how landowners and others with meaningful…

Cuomo Calls Pipelines Safe Yet Keeps New York in the Cold

Institute for Energy Research …. ….   Governor Cuomo continues to fight pipeline construction in New York State, even after viewing them as safe, seems he cares more about his political career. New York Governor Cuomo claims that he supports pipeline infrastructure, commenting that pipelines are viewed as the least hazardous method of moving a…

Solar Energy or Real Energy That Will Make a Difference?

Steven Lyazi College student – Kampala, Uganda …. ….   Steven Lyazi points out solar energy is much better than the open fires Africans currently rely upon but too many activists imagine this is enough; it’s not. Solar technology in Africa, including my country of Uganda, would bring good news to millions of people who…

Penn State Misses Trees for Forest Fragmentation

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  In a recent Penn State study, partially funded by the anti-drilling Heinz Foundation, researchers claim pipelines cause forest fragmentation. Researchers from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State have just published a new study/paper in the Journal of Environmental Management titled, “Linear infrastructure…

Why Every State Should Care About the DRBC Lawsuit

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  The DRBC lawsuit now before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will decide if states surrender their sovereignty to bureaucracies when they enter compacts. Late last month, I reported here on the status of the DRBC lawsuit, which, following some blistering observations from the district court judge about…

Anti-Fracking Activists ‘March on Science’; EID Compiles Peer-Reviewed Research on Fracking and Health

With anti-fossil fuel activists across the country set to celebrate Earth Day by “marching for science,” Energy In Depth released a new compendium and a new health microsite highlighting peer-reviewed research and studies by government agencies examining the health impacts of fracking. Sponsors and partners of the march include anti-fracking groups, such as 350.org, Center for…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Exxon gets backing of GOP states in fight over climate probe; regulators, enviros clash in court over southeast pipe projects; why Exxon is giving shale a long leash; natgas generators make up biggest share of electric capacity;…

Penn State Researchers Claim Too Many Pipelines Threaten Forests

Researchers from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State have just published a new study/paper in the Journal of Environmental Management titled, “Linear infrastructure drives habitat conversion and forest fragmentation associated with Marcellus shale gas development in a forested landscape” (abstract below). Their thesis: “Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the…

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