Tagged Legal

Stick to Music, Rolling Stone

A deeply biased Rolling Stone propaganda piece, which posted online this week, seeks to scare, instill fear and flatly misinform readers about an Indiana County community where anti-energy activists are waging an unconstitutional battle against a local company’s state- and federally approved proposed operations. The so-called “story” is long on inflammatory and provably false claims…

Update on Orange County, NY Marcellus-Fired Power Plant

MDN previously reported on a $900 million Marcellus gas-fired electric generating plant coming to Orange County, NY (see Orange County, NY Marcellus-Fired Electric Plant OK’d by Judge). The CPV (Competitive Power Ventures) Valley Energy Center project was vigorously opposed by local anti-drilling ninny nannies, including Hollywood star James Cromwell. No matter. The plant is now…

China is Importing American LNG; What’s Good for the Goose…

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  We have struck a deal with China to allow for long-term contracts for liquid natural gas imports. It’s truly great news for us and the environment. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander or, as it was said in one of its original forms, “what’s sauce for…

PA Appeals Court Clears Way for EQT to Drill Jefferson Hills Well

In December 2015 MDN told you about EQT’s application to drill a single shale well in Jefferson Hills (Allegheny County), PA (see Jefferson Hills, PA Antis Oppose EQT Well Near Future School Site). The well would be drilled “near” where a new school is due to be built, which provided anti-fossil fuelers with an excuse…

New York’s Energy Double Standards: When Home Rule Is Out

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     New York’s energy double standards are on full display right now with a wind project off Lake Ontario. It’s home rule again but the rules have changed. Back in December I wrote a post here about Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo’s ridiculous plan to impose a poorly conceived renewable…

Study: Appalachia New Gulf Coast for Petchem, WITH Storage Hub

An economic report released yesterday by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows that the Appalachian region could become a second center of U.S. petrochemical and plastic resin manufacturing, similar to the Gulf Coast. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley presented the findings at a Capitol Hill press event with lawmakers including Senator Shelley Moore Capito…

Heinz Endowments Attack on Shale Rebuffed by Court

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     The Heinz Endowments has led the attack of the gentry class on economic opportunity in Pennsylvania but was rebuffed by a recent Commonwealth Court decision. Good news! The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court slapped down the Heinz Endowments in a decision released yesterday. No, the Heinz Endowments isn’t mentioned…

Coos County Refuses to Coo for Fractivists

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Coos County voters do not back down to fractivists and reject a measure to ban to construction of the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal. Following what generally was a quiet two weeks for shale news, a major decision came a sparsely populated area of the West Coast…

Youngstown Radicals Make Yet Another Run at Anarchy

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  The Marxist CELDF is making yet another run at a “community rights” initiative in Youngstown, Ohio under the cover of fracking opposition. It seeks anarchy. A nation without laws is not a nation. Virulent anti-drillers in Youngstown, OH have now tried six times to pass a…

In-House Counsel Awards: Chevron’s Annemarie Torrez

It’s as if Annemarie Torrez was waiting her entire life for the shale gas boom. She earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and worked for Chevron in San Francisco. She then earned a law degree in a night school program at the University of San Francisco. In 2011, with nearly…

Youngstown Antis Seek to Legalize Anarchy with 7th CELDF Petition

A nation without laws is not a nation. Virulent anti-drillers in Youngstown, OH have now tried six times to pass a so-called Community Bill of Rights ballot measure–and have failed all six times, the most recent last November (see Youngstown, OH Frack Ban Ballot Measure Defeated for 6th Time). The local yokels are pawns, useful…

Think About Energy Briefing – Coming May 24 in NEPA

For those who live in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre orbit, MDN is pleased to call attention to a free shale energy seminar being held next Wednesday (May 24) in Dallas, PA. Borton-Lawson, Cabot Oil & Gas, UGI Energy Services, UGI Utilities, Williams, and in conjunction with ACT for America and the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce, will…

Pipelines Are Simply the Safest Way to Move Energy

Robert Bradley, Jr. Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research. … …   Robert Bradley contrasts the safety of pipelines – the safest way to move energy – with the myths perpetuated by anti-growth opponents of energy development. Our associates from the Institute for Energy Research, who shared this guest post, recently published in Forbes, with us….

DEP Appeals $4.5M Wastewater Leak Fine Against EQT to Supremes

There’s a reason hospitals and court rooms are frequently the settings for soap operas on TV–there’s always so much drama surrounding medicine and the law–the latter of which is our focus today. In January MDN reported what seemed like the final chapter in a long, drawn-out case between Marcellus driller EQT and the Pennsylvania Dept….

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