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First Winter With Natural Gas Heat

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — This is the first winter that natural gas has been an option to heat homes in Susquehanna County.A company ran the first gas lines to homes near Montrose this fall.Homeowners who were able to switch to natural gas are thrilled seeing the savings in this bitter cold winter.Natural gas is fueling a new heater at Puzo’s Auto Shop near Montrose and Lane Puzo is thrilled about it.We first met him last year, when he learned natural gas service was coming his way.“Before when you were here, you asked if I was going to save money. I said ‘I sure as hell hope so.’ Well, I sure as hell am, let me tell you,” Puzo said.Leatherstocking Natural Gas finished the first gas pipeline serving homes in Susquehanna County last fall.Puzo’s garage is hooked up and as is his home across the street.He says he’s already saved hundreds on heating.“I was happy, very happy.  If they go that way now, we’ll be good.”Leatherstocking Natural Gas tapped into Marcellus shale gas that’s already coming from here, and already passing through on a transmission line.Homeowners around Montrose say it just makes sense.“This is what I said in the beginning when they first came here is I don’t mind them being here, the only thing I was saying is ‘why don’t we get the gas?’” said Richard Geiger of Bridgewater Township.Geiger showed us his new natural gas fueled boiler he used to heat with oil. He doesn’t even want to think about how much he’d be paying for that this cold winter.“You’re talking hundreds of dollars.  Just last month, the whole month was $138. I couldn’t touch that.”“I’m happy to really see it for people, because people do need a break on what they’re spending for energy costs,” said...

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Did Pennsylvania Just Change The Way States Talk To Businesses About Energy?

A good read for anyone in New York State that believes the endless and totally worthless ads which proclaim NY is open for business. These ads are nothing but glitzy expensive re-election and presidential campaign ads. The facts are what really counts and NY is still sliding down hill rapidly in the middle of a national economic recovery, deeper into debt with less freedom than any other state in the union. New York is going to grow on upstate vacation spending, casinos and forgiveness of...

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Photos Debunk Key Anti-Fracking Claim

The followers of the anti gas crew are like sheep to a slaughter following blindly and bleating loudly. We all understand that lies uttered in public forums are difficult and expensive to rebut and that tactic is the primary weapon of choice for the Park Foundation crony's who are also going to blindly to slaughter but with a pittance of extra $$$ in their pockets. Our quality of life, economic stability and forward momentum are all being affected by the blind rantings of these faux...

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Don't blame frackers for U.S. water shortages

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)by John Kemp in ReutersFeb 6 (Reuters) - For 25 years, U.S. specialists in international relations have been predicting water shortages will become a source of conflict.But the real water wars are brewing at home, where farmers, environmentalists and the oil and gas industry are falling out over water supplies in the drought-stricken Southwest.Hydraulic fracturing uses enormous quantities of water to shatter shale...

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Report: Fracking raising water supply worries

Julie Schmit, USA TODAY 6:23 p.m. EST February 5, 2014  More than half of the U.S. oil and gas wells drilled using fracking technology since 2011 have been in drought-stricken areas.(Photo: Pat Sullivan AP)The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says.The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground — known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking — has required...

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Cuomo critics say he's 'dithering' on fracking

Originally published: February 2, 2014 6:26 PM in Long Island Newsday  Updated: February 2, 2014 9:55 PM By MICHAEL GORMLEY   \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ALBANY -- Republicans are seizing upon what they see as a vulnerability of Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo by spinning his long-delayed decision on drilling for natural gas into a major leadership flaw."It's a major issue and the governor has punted for political...

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Robert Bryce: The Real Climate 'Deniers' Are the Greens

This is what NY landowners have been saying since the beginning, WE ARE THE Environmentalists! We live on our land, pay taxes and care about both taxes and the ability to sustain our life style. The antis are caught up in a foolish dream.JLCpulseWhile renewables subsidies have punished Europe, shale gas has cut U.S. emissions.   By  Robert Bryce    Feb. 3, 2014 Wall Street Journal Opinion SectionFor years, greens and many on the political left have insisted that widespread adoption...

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Here Is What The President Should Have Said About Energy

By Bernard Weinstein   01/29/2014 in Investor's Business Daily'My fellow Americans. In addition to speaking about growing income inequality and the need for a higher minimum wage, I want to use the podium tonight to talk about a topic that has been given short shrift during the first five years of my presidency: energy."True, I've pushed hard for a 'green and clean' economy, and in pursuit of this objective my administration has channeled nearly $100 billion of direct subsidies to wind...

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Environmental activists not what they used to be

Sounds similar to New York in many ways. The one big exception is the difference between a wanbe youngster and a proven self assured man at the helm. JLCpulseBy Dave Quast Jan. 30, 2014 in  U-T SanDiego Activists have long been a part of America’s public policy discussions, advocating tirelessly for social change.Over the years, environmental activists specifically have pushed for policy options that were pragmatic, responsive to real problems and rooted in some form of reality. They...

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JLCNY to File Lawsuit

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,This is an urgent request for your help – the JLCNY plans to file its lawsuit on February 14, 2014!The JLCNY's Article 78 Petition to compel the State to complete the SGEIS is almost ready to be filed. We plan to commence the action on February 14, 2014 making it returnable before the Court with the Norse Petition on March 7, 2014.However, before we file, we need to raise an additional $18,000.Our friends and supporters have done an amazing job...

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Now is the Time to Sue

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters, If there was ever any doubt that landowners need to sue Governor Cuomo and New York State to develop Natural Gas in NY, DEC Commissioner Martens's recent statements that no permits will be issued until at least well into 2015 make it perfectly clear that NOW IS THE TIME TO SUE! Therefore, we will be sending a "Demand Letter" to Commissioner Martens on Friday January 31, 2014. We'll also be issuing a "MSLF JLCNY Demand SGEIS"...
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Download this file (Demand Letter Final Signed.pdf)Demand Letter Final Signed.pdf 517 kB
Download this file (MSLF & JLCNY Demand SGEIS 013114.pdf)MSLF & JLCNY Demand SGEIS 013114.pdf 329 kB

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Colo. Health Department Disavows Activists’ Favorite Fracking Researchers

Posted by: Simon Lomax     Research Director // Denver, Colorado  1/30/14 in Energy in DepthState public health officials in Colorado have publicly disavowed the latest paper from a team of researchers whose work is routinely cited by political activist groups that want to ban hydraulic fracturing. In fact, the public could “easily be misled” by the research team’s latest work, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said in a statement to the media. The team...

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State confirms that no permits for natural gas drilling will be issued in 2014

IT is time to be angry and make it known. This is an outrage and cannot stand in a country where law governs. Politics cannot dictate our future!! JLCpulse Joe Martens, State Environmental Conservation Commissioner, has told legislators on Wednesday that there are no plans to issue drilling permits for natural gas in New York to any companies.By Glenn Blain / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7:25 PMALBANY — If the state allows the controversial natural gas drilling...

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JLCNY rep "outraged" over fracking decision

By Perry Russom and Conor Mooney in WBNG Channel 12(WBNG Binghamton) The attorney of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said he is outraged after hearing New York's Environmental Conservation Commissioner say it's extremely unlikely New York will issue permits for hydraulic fracturing within the next fiscal year.Scott Kurkoski is attorney of the JLCNY. He said that decision is a sign of Governor Cuomo dragging his feet on fracking."The governor is not showing leadership on one...

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Cornell Nat. Gas Debate Worth Attending

Dear Friends, Coalition Leaders, Landowners, and Natural Gas Supporters,Here is another event that promises to be educational and worth attending to show your support for your rights to develop your Natural Gas safely and responsibly.Here are the details...What: Fracking II: Should we lift the ban?When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 4:30 (It is suggested to be there at 4:00 to secure a place in line so you can be assured entry.)Where: Cornell University, Ives 305, Ithaca, NY For More...

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Fracking Boom Keeps Home Heating Bills in Check

Prices of Natural Gas Avoid Volatility of Past WintersBy Russell Gold     Jan. 28, 2014 6:42 p.m.  In the Wall Street Journal Business Section  Freezing temperatures are creating near-record demand for natural gas in the U.S. as shivering Americans turn up the heat and plug in their electric blankets.Natural-gas prices have jumped in response, topping $5 per million British thermal units for the first time since 2010 as fuel has been pulled from underground storage vaults to keep furnaces...

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Obama's `All-The-Above' Energy Push Becomes A Strategy Of One

I am always amazed at the shortsightedness of the environmental extremists with regard to gas , the president called it a bridge, we agree. No one has ever denied the potential benefits of solar or wind derived energy, although wind sure is a serious polluter of space and our environment. If all the money spent trying to slay the golden goose were spent on finding wise and safe ways of using the gift of significant gas reserves, we would be way ahead of where we are. A strong headwind has...

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MSC Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued this statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address:“Tonight, President Obama once again underscored the critical and increasing role that America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources continue to play in boosting our economy and growing jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector. At the same time, and as the President and his Administration have stated, the clear environmental...

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Home-rule hooey

By The Post Editorial Board 1/28/2014Let’s see if we’ve got this straight.When two state senators put forward a bill that would require a town’s clear approval — e.g., by a law or referendum — before a new casino is sited there, the governor’s spokeswoman denounces it as “politicizing the [site-]selection process.”But when the industry is natural gas and the issue is hydraulic fracking, somehow home rule is more acceptable. Here the governor remains silent as anti-fracking activists...

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Opinion: Shale helping boost Pa. recovery

Very enlightening, it is excellent articles like this that make one wonder if our governor pays any attention to facts and the lives of upstate New York residents and TAXpayers. We can see the flames of success but cannot experience the warmth. JLCpulseMike Butler in Philly.comPosted: Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:08 AM Make no mistake, the past few years have been difficult for Pennsylvanians looking to find well-paying jobs. Our state's unemployment rate has been stuck above 7 percent...

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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies

Compilation found in Forbes, Energy 1/26/2014The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 30, January 27, 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’ll start with an offering from our Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Gas Pump file:  Fracking Protesters Glue Themselves to Wrong Gas Station – Missed it by that much.  That’s how the six...

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The Heat is on

The New York Post Editorial Board,  in The New York Post 1/26/2014New York must be running out of room: Only days after Gov. Cuomo said there’s “no place in the state” for “extreme conservatives,” Mayor de Blasio said he doesn’t “see any place for fracking.”De Blasio seems to be on the wrong side of history here, particularly in his own city. That’s because more and more New Yorkers are heating with natural gas — which can be supplied via fracking.Nearly 1,300 owners of large city...

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