Tagged Safety

Earthjustice Continues to Spread Fake Facts and Junk Science

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Abigail Dillen, an Earthjustice VP, tries spread dirt by reciting junk science and debunked facts about natural gas and it clearly shows. Those in opposition to natural gas cling to ideas no matter how many times they are discredited. It is the same with anti-vaxers who would rather put…

Our Favorite Big Green and Fractivist Stories This Week

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   There have been a number of big green and fractivist stories out there in the digital universe this past week. Here are three of my special favorites. Some weeks there is just so much to take in and analyze when it comes to big green and fractivist issues, we simply…

DRBC: Hey, We Don’t Do No Stinkin’ Economic Development

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   A comment by the DRBC in regard to folks concerned about the economic impact of its proposed fracking ban reveals stunning ignorance as well as arrogance. Energy In Depth has a nice summary of the hearing held in Waymart earlier this week to gather local opinion on the…

Tax-Exempt Catskill Mountainkeeper “Charity” Does Politics

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   The Catskill Mountainkeeper, a tax-exempt charity under Federal and New York State law,  is engaging in blatant lobbying although it says it does almost none. One of our readers forwarded me a Catskill Mountainkeeper emailer this morning and made a very good point; “I think they should lose tax…

Anti-Fracking Antics in 2017 Have Been So Ridiculous It’s Scary

The “Keep it In the Ground” movement has been a reliable source of ridiculous antics over the years, and 2017 has been no exception. In fact, anti-fracking stunts have been so absurd this year it’s downright scary! So in celebration of Halloween, here’s our list of most ridiculous anti-fracking activist shenanigans so far in 2017….

Despite Fractivists, Nova Scotia Fueled By Marcellus Shale Gas

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Fractivists have delayed and killed some pipelines to the Northeast but they’ve failed to stop Marcellus Shale gas from reaching Maine and Nova Scotia. For years now MDN has kept an eye on several LNG (liquefied natural gas) export plants planned in Nova Scotia, Canada. Why?…

Clean Air Council (Haas & Heinz Families) Harass Mariner East 2

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  The Mariner East 2 Pipeline is the target of a harassment lawsuit intended to simply delay completion. It is being financed by the Haas and Heinz families. Back in May, six anti-pipeline residents living near where the Mariner East 2 pipeline will pass asked the Middletown…

Emails Confirm Enviro Report on Success of Colorado Oil & Gas Oversight

A Washington D.C. trade publication obtained “thousands” of emails from the office of Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO), which included correspondence in the wake of the Firestone tragedy. Although the publication, EnergyWire, framed these messages in the darkest terms on Thursday, the emails confirmed once again that in Colorado, collaboration and communication are keys to responsible…

Five Ways Energy Infrastructure Strengthens Pennsylvania

Energy infrastructure is the safest, most reliable form of connecting consumers, manufacturers, and power generators across our region to affordable, abundant natural gas. Some, however, such as Sen. Andy Dinniman, continue to make false claims that are wildly out-of-touch with hard-working, blue collar Pennsylvanians. Investments in pipelines are putting tens of thousands of laborers and…

Let’s Save Upstate New York: Divide the State to Free It

Colton Hillman Elmira, New York Fordham University Student    Upstate New York and the New York City metro area would both benefit by dividing the Empire State but it’s the only way to save Upstate if we’re serious. While attending school at Fordham University in the largest city in the nation, it can be easy…

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