Tagged Environment and Climate

What Shale Drilling Has Done for World Peace and Security

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Shale drilling, whether for oil or gas, has made a huge contribution to world peace and security and it’s time we all recognized it and operated accordingly. The importance of shale to world peace and security never was more in evidence than during the last two…

Here’s What Marketplace Missed on Natural Gas Development

Taking a hard turn away from business and economics, NPR’s Marketplace – which claims to focus on “raising the economic intelligence of the country” – ran a one-sided attack on natural gas development last night that does more to scare listeners than inform them of science and facts. The story relies on information from environmental…

Is Tom Wolf Just Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Bobblehead?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Radical billionaire Tom Steyer threw money at Tom Wolf’s campaign for Pennsylvania Governor. Is he now treating the governor as his personal bobblehead? Ever since Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s trust-funder governor, suddenly decided to pursue a fracking ban within the jurisdiction of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) I’ve…

Conservancies Are for Conservation, Not Politics

George P. Ahearn, Phd Co-founder and Former President and CEO GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.   … The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is doing politics in opposing fracking, not conservation, and it has its facts all wrong, thanks to New York’s Tony Ingraffea. Is the Conservancy of Southwest Florida a real conservation entity or is it a…

Reflecting on 10 Years of Marcellus Shale Development

Pennsylvania Sen. Gene Yaw (R) recently took some time to reflect on the last decade of shale development in Pennsylvania as part of Lycoming College’s Center for Energy and the Future speaker series. While the first Marcellus Shale well may have been drilled in 2004, the shale revolution really didn’t kick off in Pennsylvania until…

Natural Gas Substitution for Coal Keeps Reducing Emissions

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Natural gas substitution for coal in electric power generation has consistently reduced carbon emissions on that score, making it the best of all tools. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) keep count and the score on carbon emissions from electric power generation just keeps getting better. Why? Because natural…

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