Tagged Methane

“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…

Anti-Fracking Activists Indoctrinating Kids in U.S. Schools

An ongoing effort by a prominent anti-fracking group to weave the narrative that oil and gas industry energy education programs are being used to push pro-industry propaganda got some media traction last week. This struck us as more than a bit ironic, considering that the media (not surprisingly) has largely ignored numerous examples of anti-fracking…

WV Leads 11-State Group Supporting EPA’s Move to Delay Obama Rule

Kudos to West Virginia and its Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, for leading the charge (along with 10 other states) to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of the Obama methane rule. Earlier this month the Trump EPA filed paperwork to stop implementation of the egregious and illegal rule (see Beginning of the End: EPA Issues…

Shale Gas News – June 17, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about methane rules, the export boom, a 4-well pad and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Activists tell basin commissioners to ban drilling and fracking in the Delaware Watershed; EPA moves to halt Obama methane rule for two years; is shale productivity bumping up against its limits?; oil glut slows demand for shale-oil…

Two Controversial Methane Rules Stalled In Less Than 24 Hours

In a span of less than 24 hours, the Trump administration this week announced it intends to not only delay the EPA’s methane rule targeting new and modified oil and gas infrastructure for two years, but also indefinitely postpone compliance with key parts of the equally controversial Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane rule. The…

Burgeoning U.S. LNG Export Renaissance Directly Attributable to Fracking

Americans have been enjoying the benefits of the shale gas revolution for years, most notably the unprecedented coupling of economic growth and significant greenhouse gas reductions. Now, the rest of the world is starting to see the benefits of the U.S. natural gas revolution, thanks to another once unimaginable phenomenon that WOULD NOT be happening…

MSC Tells PA DEP What it Thinks of Onerous New Methane Regs

In December 2016, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) unveiled new regulations to clamp down on methane emissions and other other air pollution that allegedly comes from shale drilling sites (see PA DEP Releases New Regs re Methane & Air Pollution at Drill Sites). The onerous new regulations, not in effect yet, were originally…

Unmasking PA DEP’s War on Shale via Methane Regulations

Since the beginning of this year, MDN has warned our readers about a push by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) to revise methane emissions rules, something called Air Quality General Permit 5 (GP-5), and Air Quality General Permit 5A (GP-5A). According to the DEP, proposed GP-5 and GP-5A, “establish updated Best Available Technology…

Attack of the Clones: 10 PA Legislators Use Fractivist Form Letters

It seems the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) has some air cover in its war against the Marcellus Shale industry (see Unmasking PA DEP’s War on Shale via Methane Regulations). The DEP has support from 10 PA legislators who have become fractivist tools by all using the same form letter/template in writing to the…

Liberal DC Court Asks EPA to Respond to Lawsuit by Radical Enviros

Yesterday we reported on the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s wise move to begin the process of rolling back Obama-era regulations on methane, designed to regulate the oil and gas industry (see Beginning of the End: EPA Issues 90-Day Stay for Methane Rule). Big Green groups with deep pockets sued a few days later, claiming the…

When it Comes to the News, Where’s the Media?

Last week the United States Geological Survey (USGS) released a study that reiterates the conclusions of an already overwhelming list of peer-reviewed papers and studies that found hydraulic fracturing is not a major threat to our nation’s drinking supplies. So why did the media at-large ignore this peer-reviewed study from a credible institution that puts…

Beginning of the End: EPA Issues 90-Day Stay for Methane Rule

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Obama/McCarthy reign of terror, far overstepped its charter by seizing power that didn’t belong to it. In May 2016, the EPA issued new methane rules in a back-door way to try and regulate the oil and gas industry (see EPA Does it Again: Tries to Destroy O&G…

Why Is Pennsylvania DEP Ignoring Reality on Methane?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     Pennsylvania DEP is determined to target shale producers with insane methane regulations regardless of the facts and achievements in reducing such emissions. There is something very weird going at Pennsylvania DEP. The agency is directly targeting the Commonwealth’s shale producers with punishing discriminatory regulations for which there…

Are Pennsylvania’s Form Letter Legislators Fractivist Tools?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     Ten of Pennsylvania’s legislators have gotten so used to fractivist form letters they’ve decided to become form letter fractivist tools themselves it seems. A little research supplied by one of our readers yielded some interesting insights into what some of Pennsylvania legislators do in Harrisburg. Apparently, these…

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