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JLCNY STATEMENT REGARDING THE RESIGNATION OF DR. NIRAV SHAH

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JLCNY STATEMENT REGARDING THE RESIGNATION OF

DR. NIRAV SHAH FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

BINGHAMTON – April 10, 2014 - Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said: “We wish Dr. Shah well in his new position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California although we are deeply disappointed that he has not completed his health review on high volume hydraulic fracturing. The State and Dr. Shah appear to have other priorities that do not include the revitalization of our dying communities in the Marcellus shale region. The health impacts of poverty and unemployment seem to be of no concern to our state leaders. Rest assured that Dr. Shah’s departure will have no impact on our lawsuit to compel the State to complete the SGEIS.”

“New York has been waiting 19 months for Dr. Shah to complete his health review even though DOH concluded in a Health Report from February 2012 that any health risks associated with HVHF would be preventable under the proposed guidelines set forth in the Revised Draft SGEIS and that “significant adverse impacts on human health are not expected from routine HVHF operations. In September 2012 DEC Commissioner Martens...

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State Health Com. Nirav Shah has Enough of Andy Cuomo, Leaving NY

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Marcellus Drilling News 4/10/2014 by Jim Willis

Apparently Dr. Nirav Shah, State Health Commissioner in New York, is tired of being Andrew Cuomo’s tool–Andy’s whipping boy. For more than a year Cuomo has been able to hide behind an unfinished so-called public health review of proposed new fracking rules, proposed by the state’s Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC). In what can only be called a conspiracy, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens asked Shah for a review of the SGEIS with an eye to how...

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Dr. Nirav Shah, state health commissioner, resigns

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Thursday April 10, 2014  By Michael Gormley in Newsday

ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's health commissioner, the focus of criticism after three years of indecision over whether to authorize natural gas drilling, is resigning.

The resignation of Dr. Nirav Shah, health commissioner since 2011, also follows the release of documents showing the Health Department failed to inspect some abortion clinics for years. The documents stemmed from a lawsuit by a conservative think tank that first was...

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NY health commissioner’s last day is in May, not June (UPDATED)

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By Jon Campbell in Politics on The Hudson 4/10/2014

New York’s top health official will work his last day May 4, according to a letter he sent to Department of Health employees Thursday.

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The Department of Health on Wednesday said Commissioner Nirav Shah would be resigning at the end of June to take a job with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in southern California.

But in his letter to health department workers Thursday, Shah said his final day would actually be nearly two months...

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Under criticism, NY health commissioner to resign

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 April 9, 2014 by in Politics on The Hudson

The state’s Health Department commissioner is resigning at the end of June amid criticism over his drawn-out review of whether New York should move forward with hydraulic fracturing.

commissioner_shah_with_governor_cuomo_600x400Nirav Shah, who was first appointed in 2011, is leaving to become chief operating officer for clinical operations for the southern California region at the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, the Health Department said in a statement.

The announcement comes...

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U.S. Gas Tantalizes Europe, but It’s Not a Quick Fix

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Jewell’s Remarks on Fracking Buoy Backers

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WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell surprised House lawmakers during a budget hearing Thursday by giving a qualified endorsement of hydraulic fracturing, a process opposed by many environmental groups.

Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn, who asked Jewell her opinion of the safety of fracking, put out a press release even before Jewell’s testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee was finished.

In an...

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Early Marcellus producers hold continuing advantages, Moody's reports

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By Alex Benedetto Tuesday, April 01, 2014 4:05 PM ET in SNL.com

Natural gas producers that exposed themselves early to the now-bountiful Marcellus Shale will reap more benefits than producers in other North American shale plays, even if U.S. natural gas prices decline, according to a new report from Moody's.

In the March 31 report, Moody's said the size and location of the Marcellus, close to high-demand markets in the Northeast and Midwest, gave its producers a significant advantage...

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Landowner exiled by Cuomo’s fracking games

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By William Perry Pendley In New York Post 4/3/2014

Jon Kark of upstate Fenton is suing Gov. Cuomo because he’s sick of spending just a week or two a year with his family.

Kark is part of a coalition of New York landowners who last month sued Cuomo and top officials at two state agencies in pursuit of their right to develop the rich Marcellus Shale beneath their land. (The plaintiffs are represented by Mountain States Legal Foundation, which I head, and New York counsel.)

The state has...

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Moody's: Marcellus Shale players to reap benefits even if gas prices drop

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“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been.” Kurt Vonnegut.  It might have been New York residents with this benefit and advantage in gas production. Never forget this issue rests squarely on Cuomos shoulder's and we all can all kindly help him relieve the terrible burden it must be. JLCpulse

 

Global Credit Research - 01 Apr 2014 in Moodys Investor Services

 

 New York, April 01, 2014 -- Exploration and production (E&P) companies that extract natural gas from...

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How American energy independence could change the world

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4/2/2014

Energy independence would allow the US to reassess its role on the world stage

The holy grail of American leaders over the past four decades, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, has been energy independence, and thanks to shale oil and gas, the dream could soon become reality.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and oil giant BP certainly think so - they believe the US will be energy independent by 2035.

As Mr Obama said in his...

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Obama Doesn't Pass Gas: New Methane Regulations

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ByMichael Lynch Contributor in Forbes April 3, 2014

The role of methane in global climate change is important but often overlooked. Possibly this is because methane burning emits less CO2 than coal and oil, and many environmentalists consider fuel-switching to lower GHG emissions, rather than eliminate them with renewables, morally unacceptable. However, with the recent success of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in lowering natural gas prices, environmentalists, failing to find any serious...

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Oklahoma attorney general says EPA study is unnecessary

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By Jay F. Marks   Published: April 3, 2014 in The Oklahoman 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general should not duplicate previous reviews of hydraulic fracturing, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt isn’t high on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest review of hydraulic fracturing regulations.

Pruitt on Wednesday sent a letter to the office of the inspector general at the EPA in response to a Feb. 5...

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Fracking is frozen, but gas flows

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ALBANY—Andrew Cuomo may have put a freeze on the possibility of fracking in New York, but the supply of fracked natural gas coming into the state from elsewhere is greater than ever.

Last year, a record number of New York City’s buildings converted from oil to gas. And even as the governor defers a decision on whether to permit fracking in the name of a very long health study, his

administration is pushing aggressively to convert...

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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies 3/31/2014

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By David Blackmon in Forbes 3/31/2014

The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 39, March 31, 2014

In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry.

The title of this piece is true – after all, there seldom are easy solutions for our fantasies.  We have no easy solutions for Darth Vader, Klingons or Godzilla, either:  Peak Oil:  No Easy Solutions – Alternative...

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Take Action to Support NG, Constitution Pipeline!

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Take Action to Support NG, Constitution Pipeline!

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,

In the next few weeks the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will be accepting comments and holding hearings regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. We strongly urge everyone to express your support for having FERC approve the DEIS. Here's why...

· The pipeline will deliver Natural Gas to New York and New England residents and...

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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies 3/23/14

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By David Blackmon in Forbes 3/23/14

The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 38, March 24, 2014

In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry.

We’re going to do things a little differently with this week’s Follies, and begin with a lengthy critique of the following piece:   North Dakota’s Fracking Fields Pumping CO2 Into The Air From Natural Gas Flaring

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Bail reduction denied for Marcellus Shale protesters

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By John Beauge | Special to PennLive  in the Patriot News Pennlive.com

JERSEY SHORE — A district judge denied a motion Wednesday to reduce bail for five members of Marcellus Shale Earth First who were arrested last week for blocking a road leading to natural gas wells in Lycoming County.

Lycoming County Assistant District Attorney Melissa Kalus argued against any reduction noting the five had participated in other protests and refused to disperse upon state police orders.

Intelligence...

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Constitution will pipe money into local schools

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March 22,2014 The Daily Star .com

The Constitution Pipeline project will be good for New York state because it will increase critical energy supply infrastructure to bring inexpensive natural gas from Pennsylvania to power homes and businesses. It will also be good for our region of New York state because it will bring natural gas to power Amphenol Aerospace in Sidney, the largest private sector employer between Albany and Binghamton — with more than 1,000 jobs.

But Constitution will also be...

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JLCNY vs. NYS Update, Seeking our Justice!

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Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Last week we received a motion to dismiss our law suit and an order to attend a hearing to present oral arguments on April 25, 2014 (please read the attached file for more information on that).
 
I find it painfully ironic that even as we sue the state and the governor for delaying the SGEIS, our suit is being delayed and motioned for outright dismissal. Such actions show how little respect landowners  have in Albany and brings to mind...

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Can fracking save the world?

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By Robert Shum 3/18/14 in The Hill --The Congress Blog

If the early 21st century is the “golden age of gas,” as the International Energy Agency has declared, who will be its king? Until 2009, the answer seemed obvious: Russia. But a funny thing happened on the way to the “third Rome” that Russian nationalists view as their destiny. In that year, propelled by the technological innovations of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) and horizontal drilling, U.S. gas production surpassed that of...

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Gas pipeline limits boosting electricity price

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By STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press in Stamford Advocate.com  March 18, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lack of pipelines into New England is making natural gas costlier, pushing up wholesale electricity prices in the region by 55 percent last year, the region's electric grid operator said Tuesday.

The average price of wholesale electric energy rose to $56.06 per megawatt hour, up from a historic low of $36.09 in 2012, ISO-New England said.

Natural gas is the predominant fuel used to...

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