Category Archives: Energy

“Natural gaz”, a marketing scheme across the nation

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110106/GJOPINION_0102/701069898/-1/fosopinion

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When a Rig Moves In Next Door

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/business/energy-environment/07frack.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=fracking&st=cse

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Obama Administration declined a request to use its veto power to temporarily halt gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-rose-levy/gas-drilling-to-begin-nea_b_736254.html

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Andrew Cuomo … too soft of a position on Fracking… TAKE ACTION NOW!

Our friends at Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, have studied carefully Cuomo’s position on Fracking… Very soft, too soft… Please send a fax to Andrew Cuomo and let him known that shale gas extraction is a highly polluting industry that … Continue reading

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The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) needs to take a clear position on natural gas drilling

http://www.riverreporter.com/issues/10-08-19/editorial.shtml

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Jim Gennaro, councilman-geologist, questions “natural” gas drilling at length

Gennaro, a 53-year-old with a bachelors degree in geology and environmental science, has the retail political skills of a research scientist; he speaks quickly and tends, sometimes, to ramble a little. He also gives the impression of being genuinely enthusiastic about rock formations.

He is skeptical that any amount of study will make fracking workable in New York.

In a recent interview, he said, “As a geologist, if this were to be done safely—if that were even possible—there would have to be certain geological conditions that I think would have to apply for where this could be done.” Continue reading

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PA: The “natural” gas industry works hard at crafting again its own rules… Less taxes, less oversight… & the right to force residents and municipalities to accept drilling against their will

A trade group wants state officials to reinforce their authority over natural-gas drilling operations, force some reluctant landowners to sell their gas and tax new wells at a low rate during years when they’re at their costliest but also producing the most gas.
Those are some of the legislative and regulatory priorities that the Cecil-based Marcellus Shale Coalition outlines in an internal policy document obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other media.
The coalition acknowledged the document, marked “draft confidential,” but said many of the proposals had been on its website — http://www.marcelluscoalition.org — since spring.
The document says drilling should be a use by right in all zoning districts, even as Pittsburgh and other municipalities have proposed bans or zoning restrictions. It also says the state should encourage natural gas consumption and oppose anti-drilling arguments that “are not logically or scientifically based.”
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