4th Circuit Clown Judges Once Again Stop MVP Construction

Enough! How many times do we have to put up with Obama/Clinton liberal Democrat judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit blocking the legal and legitimate construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)–a project which is 92% in the ground and done! Last Friday the clowns did it again for the umpteenth time–slapping a “temporary” order blocking construction because the anti-America, Russia-backed Sierra Club filed yet another frivolous lawsuit against the project.
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Renovo Energy Center Roars Back to Life, Upsized to 1,240 MW

Sometimes plans change, for the better! That’s what has happened with a Marcellus-fired power plant planned for Clinton County, PA called the Renovo Energy Center. The last time we wrote about Renovo was in February 2018 (see Marcellus-Fired Electric Plant in Clinton County, PA Gets DEP Approval). Happily, the project is active once again–and it has been upsized.
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Diversified Gas & Oil Employs 425, Spends $100M per Year in WV

Rusty Hutson, Jr. – DGO CEO

Diversified Gas & Oil (DGO) is a fascinating company (see our DGO stories here). DGO’s strategy is to seek wells in “the long tail.” That is, wells already drilled with production along the decline curve. DGO CEO Rusty Hutson, a West Virginia native, recently wrote a column for the Charleston Gazette-Mail expressing his company’s love for and investment in the Mountain State. DGO’s commitment to WV is extensive.
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PA Shale Permits Down 47% in Sept. ’20 Over Sept. ’19

A month ago the analysts at S&P Global Market Intelligence reviewed permits issued for shale drilling in Pennsylvania and found there were 24% fewer permits issued in August 2020 than in August 2019 (see PA Shale Drilling Permits Down 24% in August, but EQT Roars Back). The analysts are back with an analysis of permits issued in PA for September year over year. The trend is worse.
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Harvard Study Finds No Threat of Radioactivity from Fracking

A newly published paper by researchers with Harvard University tried its best to make a connection between fracking and high levels of radiation–and failed. You won’t know that by reading biased media accounts of the study nor by reading comments from so-called experts reporting on the findings. But when you read the study itself (below), the inescapable conclusion is that Harvard researchers didn’t prove a darned thing, other than there’s no real threat to human (or animal) health from air emissions coming from fracked oil and gas wells.
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Other Stories of Interest: Mon, Oct 19, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Union voters are at center of Trump vs. Biden battle for Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania governor tramples legislators to impose carbon taxes; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Dakota Access oil pipeline clears hurdle to doubling capacity; NATIONAL: Natural gas generators make up largest share of U.S. electricity generation capacity; 4-Quadrant Model of climate change (video).
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