Tagged Environment and Climate

PA Anti Strategy: Weaponize Recent Court Ruling Against Shale Dev

It’s clear that radical environmentalists who (irrationally) oppose the use of fossil fuels believe the recent decision by Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a gift from Gaia (Mother Earth goddess). As MDN previously reported, last week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of Appeals, in a sharply divided 3-2 decision, sided with a virulent anti-drilling group, the Pennsylvania…

Free at Last! EPA, US Army Corps Rescind Obama WOTUS Rule

In May 2015 the Obama rogue Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the Obama U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a finalized rule clarifying what “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) means vis a vis what can be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act (see EPA Power Grab: Redefines Waters of the U.S….

“Your Energy America” Hits A Nerve with Fake News Fractivists

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  The oil and gas industry dares to speak up for itself with “Your Energy America” and is labeled fake by fractivists; the major purveyors of really fake news.  The oil and gas industry has made technological advances in the past decade that have reduced risks, operational costs and environmental…

New study projects 2 million more natural gas related jobs by 2040

A new study released Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute predicted two million new jobs coming from the natural gas industry by 2040. The natural gas industry, along with other related economic activity, now employs four million Americans from drilling to pipeline construction. The report, based on projections from the Energy Information Administration, also predicted…

Shell Gets Important Wastewater Permit for Beaver Cracker Plant

It was more than six months in the making, but finally the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection has granted Shell a permit that allows the facility to discharge wastewater and storm water into the Ohio River. Which may sound like Shell just got a permit to pollute the Ohio River–but that’s not what is happening….

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Rice brothers make a billion; Southwestern Energy debt trap; Youngstown jobs come back; PA rig count rear record ytd; Shell CEO shows up in Beaver County; EPA punishes PDC Energy; BP doubles down on offshore; new dawn…

Has New York DEC Pipeline Obstruction Finally Backfired?

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Did Andrew Cuomo, by giving the NRDC gang everything it wanted, cleverly remove his own DEC from any future role in pipeline obstruction or did he simply receive his just desserts? An Appeals Court decision issued Friday has (in our opinion) huge ramifications for New York State…

Indoctrinated Children Say the Darndest Things

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Indoctrinated children are being taught at an early age to believe fracking is polluting the water and air, overlooking the actual facts of the matter.  Children can say the darndest things. We all have had the pleasure of hearing a child say or explain something that was funny, unbeknownst to…

DC Court Tells Millennium FERC Can Override NY DEC Pipeline Delay

An Appeals Court decision issued Friday has (in our opinion) HUGE ramifications for New York State and the Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that has been corrupted by political influence from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It also has ramifications in other states with overactive environmental agencies too. It is hard for us to overstate how important…

FERC Issues Positive Final EIS for Mountain Valley Pipeline

As predicted, on Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a favorable final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a $3.5 billion, 303-mile pipeline that will run from Wetzel County, WV to the Transco Pipeline in Pittsylvania County, VA. In the EIS (full copy below), FERC says: “We determined…

True Colors of Politicized NY DEC Evident on Agency Website

The Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York (IOGANY), sent an email last Friday to members alerting them to the profound bias evident for all to see on the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website with respect to renewable vs. fossil fuel energy. It seems the DEC has been politicized by Gov. Andrew…

Fractivists Use Pennsylvania Supreme Court As Weapon

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Fractivists have succeeded (barely) in employing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as a disruptive weapon against natural gas development in the Commonwealth. As they so often do, radical environmentalists are creating chaos and confusion; this time in Pennsylvania. As MDN reported, earlier this week the Pennsylvania Supreme…

Radical Enviro Groups Ask FERC for Full Investigation of ET Rover

Here is a short list of radical environmental groups that are despicable and loathsome in every sense of the word: Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks, Freshwater Accountability Project, Friends for Environmental Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous Iowa, Keep Wayne WILD, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Ohio River Citizens’ Alliance, and Oil Change International. They have…

Radical Enviros Now the Tail Wagging the PA DCNR Dog re Funding

As they so often do, radical environmentalists are creating chaos and confusion–this time in Pennsylvania. As MDN reported, earlier this week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of Appeals, in a sharply divided 3-2 decision, sided with a virulent anti-drilling group, the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation, against the state in saying that any revenue generated from leasing…

Mountain Valley Pipeline Final Enviro Impact Statement Due Today

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a $3.5 billion, 303-mile pipeline that will run from Wetzel County, WV to the Transco Pipeline in Pittsylvania County, VA. The project, which filed an official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in October 2015, is being built by EQT, NextEra Energy and several other partners. The project…

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