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  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Citizen Action of New York All Hype, No Science' in the forum.
    Vic Furman says Citizen Action of New York is all hype and no science on #Fracking:
    Read More... 11 hours ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Marcellus Reserves Demonstrate Shale Gas Is Unstop' in the forum.
    Marcellus Shale proved reserves grew during a period of low prices, demonstrating the unstoppable nature of shale gas and it's value to the Northeast.
    Read More... 2 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Fractivists Go Wacky on Renewables' in the forum.
    Myths surrounding shale gas can't compare to some increasingly bizarre ideas on renewables being advanced by fractivists and greens residing in unreality.
    Read More... 3 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Cabot Oil & Gas Invests $2.5 Million in Life-Chang' in the forum.
    Cabot Oil & Gas is investing in the future of Northeastern Pennsylvania with a $2.5 million gift to Lackawanna College's School of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
    Read More... 4 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' There Is Such a Thing as Responsible Environmental' in the forum.
    There is such a thing as responsible shale gas environmentalism. We got a taste of it in a marvelous speech by a former PennFuture Communications Director.
    Read More... 5 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Lackawanna College Plants Its Flag in Shale Fields' in the forum.
    Lackawanna College is a sterling example of how to revitalize education by linking it up to energy development. It has planted a flag in the shale fields.
    Read More... 5 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Shale Gas Stories - Vera Scroggins' in the forum.
    Fractivist outrages seem to know no end and NaturalGasNOW starts a new regular feature called Shale Gas Stories to expose some of them. Environment America, one the sleaziest of all fractivist organizations, has apparently used some of the $2 million in money it gets directly and indirectly from the Sea Change Foundation to fund a slick document entitled Shalefield Stories which attacks the shale gas industry with what it calls “human stories.” It is collection of anecdotes and tales from individuals who make all sorts of fantastic claims about shale gas ruining their lives, none of which are backed up by anything other the words of the storytellers. The whole thing is a sham document and it occurred to us that maybe we should start telling our own shale gas stories of outrages committed by fractivists, with one significant difference; we’ll supply the evidence. This, therefore, is the first of what we hope and expect will the first in a continuing series of short exposes on some of the fractivist outrages with which we contend every day. We’ll tell one or two stories each time. We invite you to nominate candidates and contribute your own stories if you’d like. We have covered the shale gas stories connected with “trespassgate” in depth, pointing out serial protestor Vera Scroggins is no lovable Golden Girl, but a very guilty trespasser who loves to bully landowners and shale gas supporters around while claiming victimhood. We haven’t yet shared some of the most incriminating videos, though, or the latest legal move by Scroggins, which reveals some astonishing hypocrisy.
    Read More... 6 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Some Cities Stepping on the Shale Gas Opportunity' in the forum.
    There is a ton of shale gas opportunity for cities such as Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and even Philadelphia to benefit from the Marcellus Shale boom.
    Read More... 7 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Dr. Robert Jackson: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' in the forum.
    Dr. Robert Jackson of Duke University presented at Wilkes College last night. It was a demonstration of the good, bad and ugly on the fracking debate.
    Read More... 8 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Marcellus Shale and Others Making US Energy Powerh' in the forum.
    Reports to date on the Marcellus Shale have been "embarrassingly conservative" according to a new one that looks in detail at production records.
    Read More... 9 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Would Greens Let You Die Before Endorsing Natural' in the forum.
    Would greens rather you die, than support natural gas themselves?
    Read More... 10 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Gas Drilling Is Cleaning PA Air' in the forum.
    The latest Pennsylvania DEP air emissions data demonstrates natural gas drilling is cleaning the Commonwealth’s air despite hysteria generated by the Clean Air Council
    Read More... 11 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' NIMBY Exercise Over GTL Project' in the forum.
    NIMBY opponents of a gas-to-liquids project in Berks County, Pennsylvania demonstrate the two-dimensional nature of most NIMBY efforts and why they go astray. Imagine a new manufacturing project that will employ 1,000 workers to construct and 125 people to operate in a county with 12,200 unemployed workers. Further imagine this project will involve a $900 million investment in the latest technology available to produce items used by everyone in the area. It will be located on property zoned industrially for over 30 years. It has the support of state, county and local officials. It will use the same natural gas more than one-third of the homes in the area already use to heat their homes. It will generate millions of dollars in tax revenues for a township with a general fund budget of other $4 million. This is the nature of a project proposed by a Canadian Company named EmberClear in South Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It involves a new gas to liquids (GTL) manufacturing facility that would convert plentiful Marcellus Shale and other natural gas to gasoline and other petroleum products. Last night, though, a hastily formed NIMBY group called the South Heidelberg Community Association held a meeting focused on how to stop the project. Welcome to America, circa 2014, where building anything anywhere is controversial. I attended the meeting to see what it was all about, knowing how any large projects today invariably generate controversy from a combination of NIMBY types and ideologues who are reflexively opposed to anything and everything, enabled by a culture of entitlement to the rights of other landowners. It was a typical NIMBY event, well-organized at the outset but characterized by the shallow fear-mongering, mixed messaging and failure to understand the development process that typically defeats NIMBY efforts.
    Read More... 12 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Multi-State Research Collaborative A Phony Outfit' in the forum.
    A recent article in the Scranton Times regarding a study by the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative is old news, recycled to serve as campaign propaganda against PA Gov. Tom Corbett. Here’s what we said back in December. The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, which just came out with a report trashing what we see with our own eyes, economic prosperity from shale gas, is a Heinz Endowments and Park Foundation hit piece. A group called the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative came out with a report entitled Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why which came off like a hit piece on Tom Corbett. That’s hardly a surprise given what the group is; a collaboration of leftist political entities funded by two of the biggest enemies of shale gas development, the Heinz Endowments and the Park Foundation. The report was essentially another piece of junk science along the same lines as the Cornell report the two foundations funded a couple of years ago. Yet, it predictably got media attention courtesy of editors and reporters who somehow never think it’s important to identify the accusers or their agenda. An editorial in the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader offers a case in point by quoting the report uncritically. The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative describes itself as follows: The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative brings together independent, nonpartisan research and policy organizations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia to monitor employment trends, tax policy, economic development, and the community impacts of energy extraction in the Marcellus and Utica Shale. As part of this effort, the Collaborative conducts in-depth research and interviews in order to produce trend analyses, policy recommendations, and other resources that will help local officials and community leaders respond to the local impacts of drilling. Member organizations include the Fiscal Policy Institute (New York), Policy Matters Ohio, Keystone Research Center/Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (Virginia), and West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. The first hint something might not be quite right about this group is their excessive use of the word “nonpartisan,” which is how they describe themselves and each of the six entities that compose the collaborative. You don’t have to be a fan of Shakespeare to think this gray lady protests too much. The Collaborative, of course, is totally partisan, as are the individual members. They promote the Heinz/Park agenda and that of certain unions, particularly the SEIU and teachers unions, two groups in Pennsylvania who have a hate on for Governor Tom Corbett.
    Read More... 13 days ago
  • TShepstone created a new topic ' Professor Marvel Comes to Woodstock' in the forum.
    The Woodstock mentality on energy may be summed up as "crawl in a hole somewhere" and Professor Marvel will sum it up for them this Saturday.
    Read More... 13 days ago


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