Sierra Club Loses Court Case to Block Drill Cuttings in NY Landfill

In February MDN told you about an effort by the radicalized Sierra Club to block a New York landfill from accepting drill cuttings from the Pennsylvania Marcellus (see Antis Fabricate Data in Attempt to Block NY Landfill Expansion). The Clubbers fabricated (made up, lied about) data, trying to use this new made-up data in a court case aimed at stopping the C&D Hakes Landfill in Painted Post, NY (near Elmira, located in Steuben County) from accepting PA drill cuttings. The judge has just ruled in the case–against the Clubbers.
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Penn State Determines Dosing for Anti-Farting Medicine for Cows

We include this story on MDN because (a) it’s Friday and sometimes we get a little giddy and have fun on Fridays, and (b) to illustrate the lengths crazies will go to reduce the amount of “fugitive methane” that “escapes” into the atmosphere. Agriculture (farm animals) produce huge amounts of fugitive methane–a fact that the climate loons grudgingly have to deal with if they want to keep up the false pretense that the planet is catastrophically warming. So every now and again the crazies come out with truly insane plans to capture, or in this case restrict, the amount of methane cows fart and burp. Penn State is all proud of itself that it has determined the optimum “dosing” of a really big antacid tablet for Bessie…
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National Whistleblower Center Launches Another Rat on O&G Campaign

The National Whistleblower Center (NWC), a partisan (Democrat) nonprofit group, last December launched what it calls a “Climate Corruption Campaign” to “enlist whistleblowers in the fight against fraud and other crimes in the three industry sectors responsible for the vast majority of the world’s carbon pollution: oil and gas, coal, and industrial logging” (see Blowing the Whistle on Natl Whistleblower Center’s Climate Campaign) What a sick joke. The joke continues. NWC has partnered with lunatics at Duke University (a once-great school) to launch an initiative called the Climate Risk Disclosure Lab. It’s a second run at getting people to rat out their employers.
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AOC Tries to Block All New Pipelines by Amending Budget Bill

Crazy Bernie & childlike AOC

The silly childlike Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat from New York City), whom we refer to here on MDN as Alexandria Occasional-Cortex (for her lack of brainpower), is a Marxist committed to overthrowing the existing U.S. government by attacking and trying to end the use of all fossil fuels. Her latest antic is to introduce an amendment to a budget bill that will block the construction of all new pipelines. Once upon a time we’d just laugh and point and make fun of this silly child. In today’s upside-down world where good is evil and evil is good, we’re not laughing.
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Another Outrage: PA AG Charges NFG with Crimes for Pipe Accident

This absolutely must stop. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is completely out of control and abusing his power as AG. He has charged a third Marcellus/Utica company, National Fuel Gas Company, with crimes because of a few minor cases of erosion runoff during the installation of a pipeline in Washington County, PA. Since when is erosion a CRIME?
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NY Officially Closed for Business – New Law Bans PA Drill Cuttings

Each day New York State becomes more like a third world, tinhorn dictatorship. High and Supreme Lord Andrew Cuomo (governor and dictator of NY) has issued edicts to *permanently* ban all fracking in the state. The suckup legislature dutifully obliged (see Cuomo PERMANENTLY Bans NY Fracking in Now-Adopted Budget). Lord Cuomo has also banned all new “fossil fuel” pipeline construction in the state. There has been one very minor way NY still participated in the shale revolution…
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PA AG Colludes with Big Green to Double Down re Anti-Fracking

Pennsylvania’s hard-left Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, is doubling down on the fraudulent so-called grand jury report that bashes the state’s Marcellus Shale industry. Yesterday afternoon Shapiro spoke on a webinar sponsored by leftist fringe group PennEnvironment. Shapiro once again lied about fracking chemical transparency and threatened he will indict more shale companies. Shapiro is off the reservation and out of control.
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Riverkeeper Campaign to Pass Local Laws Banning LNG Transport

The devious minds at THE Delaware Riverkeeper are working in overdrive. In an apparent concession that their lawsuits to try and stop the New Fortress Energy LNG liquefaction facility from getting built in Wyalusing (in northeastern PA) by stopping the construction of a new dock New Fortress wants to build on the Delaware River, Riverkeeper is changing strategies. If they can’t stop the facility and they can’t stop construction of the loading dock (in Gibbstown, NJ), Riverkeeper hopes to convince towns between Wyalusing and Gibbstown to pass zoning ordinances forbidding the transport, via truck or rail car, of LNG through their communities.
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Philly Inquirer Says “Dark Money” Used Against Anti-Pipe Candidates

The Philadelphia Inquirer published a story today that is (surprise!) totally one-sided and biased. The story has the provocative title of, “‘Dark money’ groups spent $517,000 against two Philly-area candidates who oppose the Mariner East pipeline.” Oooohhh. It’s dark money and sinister and it was used against two virtuous, pure-as-the-wind-driven-snow Democrat candidates in primaries. Completely absent from the story is any reference to Big Green dark money that was poured into those same races (see Steyer Big Green Group Dumps $200K of Dark Money in SEPA Elections).
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15 States Go Insane, Pledge to Ban “Fossil Fuel” Trucks & Buses

The wackos at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have convinced, bullied and coopted 14 far-left-leaning states plus the District of Columbia to sign a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) that pledges their states will force tractor-trailers, buses and other large and medium-sized vehicles to be all-electric by 2050–in thirty short years. It’s crackers. It’s cuckoo. It’s not even possible! And it will never happen. But just the threat is enough to inflict economic harm and hardship on working-class folks. We’d even call the NRDC MOU racist.
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Buffett Out of Favor with Fellow Dems After Buying Dominion Pipes

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett (with more money than God) is a darling of the Democrat left because he’s a Democrat and often $upports leftist causes. Buffett has even praised crazy Bernie Sanders for championing the little guy. Yet Buffett isn’t ready to give up capitalism the way most of the rest of his party advocates. When it comes to investing and making money, Buffett is betting big on fossil fuels. Less than two weeks ago Buffett finalized a deal to buy all of Dominion Energy’s natural gas pipeline business, including major assets in the Marcellus/Utica (see Dominion Cancels Atlantic Coast Pipe, Sells Pipe Biz for $9.7B). The Dominion deal is making Buffett’s Democrat friends very unhappy.
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Biden Unveils Plan to Eliminate Gas-Fired Power Plants by 2035

Joe Biden, reading like a robot from a teleprompter with no live audience and taking no questions from reporters (to guard against exposing his advancing dementia), yesterday introduced a $2 trillion so-called climate plan. Part of Biden’s plan, no doubt concocted by the likes of Alexandria Occasional-Cortex (AOC), calls for using the jackboots of the federal government to force all states to abandon all electric power generation from sources that produce “carbon” by 2035. That, dear readers, includes eliminating all natural gas-fired power plants and coal-fired power plants, which today produce two-thirds of all electricity produced in the U.S.A.
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PennFuture Wages War Against Fossil Fuel Jobs in PA re HB 1100

Last week we brought you the rumor that a bill to allow incentives for petrochemical plants willing to build new facilities in Pennsylvania (generating hundreds of jobs and hundreds of millions of investment in the state) appears to be back on after the bill was vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf earlier this year (see Bill to Bring Cracker-Type Investment to Northeast PA Resurrected). The radicals at PennFuture, a profoundly partisan/leftist organization fueled with Big Green donations, is raising the alarm that House Bill (HB) 1100 is back on and that Wolf is ready to sign a revised version.
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After Killing ACP, Antis Attempt to Do Same to MVP Southgate

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Anti-fossil fuel nutters, emboldened by the cancelation of the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline project (see Dominion Cancels Atlantic Coast Pipe, Sells Pipe Biz for $9.7B), have turned their hopes and dreams and desires on defeating a much smaller project–the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate pipeline.
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Biden Speaks from Both Sides of Mouth on Fracking to Buy Votes

Joe Biden is not only corrupt and senile, he’s now trying the same old ruse politicians always pull when trying to get elected: He’s outright lying in order to buy votes. All through the primary Biden has promised to kill off fracking and eliminate the use of oil and natural gas in the United States. Those are his words (see Biden Promises to End All U.S. Oil Drilling, Fracking in CNN Debate). It’s crazy. It’s the utterings of a lunatic. But that’s what the irrational left demands from its candidate. And yet in an interview with a northeastern PA TV station last week, Biden said: “Fracking is not going to be on the chopping block.” If you believe that, we have a great deal on a bridge we’d like to sell ya…
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