Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Mar 15, 2013

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading:

New York

100% Renewables for N.Y. Plan Meets Reality; Reality Wins
Energy in Depth – NMI
Those opposed to shale gas development believe large scale renewable energy is the answer to our energy needs.  A recent paper produced in part with input from Cornell professor Robert Howarth and Anthony Ingraffea suggested that New York has the ability to satisfy all of its energy needs using renewable energy.  A quick quotation  from the Night at the Roxbury sums up this energy plan, “Are you seeing planes? Is your name Tattoo? Because I swear, you’re living on Fantasy Island.”

Deadline For Jamaica Bay Pipeline Commenting Period Is Tomorrow
The proposed Jamaica Bay Pipeline is a project which would run a natural gas line through the Jamaica Bay wetlands, underneath Jacob Riis Park and end at Floyd Bennett Field where a meter and regulating station will be placed in a hangar and connected to the National Grid infrastructure.


JFK students study shale industry
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Geography students at Warren John F. Kennedy High School are studying the business side of the shale industry, both in and out of the classroom.


Shale coalition chief touts potential, prosperity
The Philadelphia Tribune
The Marcellus Shale Coalition is a consortium of 300 member companies working to address opportunities in developing America’s natural gas resources, thus pulling the country further away from foreign-based resources.


Obama Will Use Nixon-Era Law to Fight Climate Change [Dictator-in-Chief]
President Barack Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they have to consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways.

Obama wants research to wean vehicles off oil
President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to authorize more federally funded research into clean energy technologies that can wean automobiles off oil.

A Closer Look At Kinder Morgan Partners’ Tennessee Gas Pipeline
Seeking Alpha
TGP is one of America’s largest natural gas pipelines, connecting producing regions in the South to large consumption centers in the Northeast.

Deep sigh of relief
The Economist
The shale gas and oil bonanza is transforming America’s energy outlook and boosting its economy.

API: Higher energy taxes at odds with pro-growth strategies
SNL Financial
The American Petroleum Institute has launched a new ad campaign to convince lawmakers of the need to avoid punitive tax increases on the oil and gas industry in ongoing tax, deficit and budget discussions.