OH Judge Tosses AG’s Lawsuit Against Rover Pipe Enviro Violations

In Nov. 2017 the Ohio Attorney General’s office under then-AG Mike Dewine (RINO swamp dweller, now governor) sued Energy Transfer at the prompting of the Ohio EPA claiming the company’s Rover Pipeline project was guilty of “polluting state waters while constructing a natural gas pipeline across Ohio” (see OH EPA Director Manipulates Atty General to Sue Rover Pipeline). A Stark County judge on Monday threw out the case.
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PA DEP to Push Onerous New Air Regs at Upcoming Meeting

In December, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a draft of onerous new regulations that focus on reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and so-called fugitive methane (see Pa. DEP Jumps the Gun with Proposed New Emissions Regs). The new regs will force drillers and pipeline companies to spend big bucks to produce a teeny tiny improvement in emissions. The DEP is back, once again pushing its bad plan.
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New Way for Marcellus Frackers to Quickly ID Best Places to Drill

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The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) with sites in Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA performs valuable research in shale energy. We’ve highlighted a number of their projects over the years. Here’s another one we just noticed: Using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology, researchers have found a way to rapidly target shale layers with greater accuracy.
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Ignorant Kids Exploited by Adults for Climate Change Lawsuits

‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ – George Santayana. Here’s a bit of history you may not know: In 1212 thousands of Catholic kids from France and Germany took off to “liberate” Jerusalem from Muslims, part of the Crusades. None made it. They either died along the way or were sold into slavery. Is history repeating itself? A group of kids are today “battling” so-called “climate change” (modern day Crusade), and they’re being used by adults to do so.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Mar 14, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Campbell Town Board approves zoning change for landfill expansion; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Jones Act leaves New England out of LNG boom; NATIONAL: Technology expected to counter productivity declines of low permeability formations; U.S. cuts oil production forecast for the first time in 6 months; U.S. supermajors could form new cartel to rival OPEC; Rystad Energy: Oil majors are preparing for a greener future through shale; Perry calls for a full-strength FERC to boost energy exports; INTERNATIONAL: OPEC to be squeezed by U.S. shale until mid-2020s, IEA says; OPEC threatens U.S. once again – privately warns not to pass NOPEC bill.
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