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12 July 2012 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale and Federal Regulations: EPA and Energy Productivity

Daniel Horowitz posted at RedState 27 June 2012 and warns of Federal EPA regulations that inhibit hydraulic fracturing on on Federal lands.  The concern is not only that there is less oil and natural gas drilling but that the Federal Regulations will “leak” over to state. Can we really think that the regulatory regime at […]

10 March 2012 0 Comments

Meth More Dangerous Than Marcellus Shale “Fracking” – Can AP be wrong?

AP 23Jan2012, Jim Salter: “A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment – a burden so costly that it’s contributing to the closure of some burn […]

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8 November 2011 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale “Fair Share” Means “More': How Much is ‘Fair Share’?; How Much Do They Have?

Video (1:11) “Fair Share” Explained by Leftist: “How Much Do You Have?” The War Model is not the Model for an efficient and free society.

30 October 2011 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale Part 5: The Left’s Claims of Environmental Contamination Addressed

The Left’s hysterical attack on Marcellus Shale drilling is agenda driven by anti-free market ideology and unscientifically verifiable anecdotes. Marcellus Shale drilling and “fracking” takes place well below the aquifer. Has anyone died from Marcellus Shale drilling contamination? Has anyone even been sickened by Marcellus Shale drilling contamination? For a review of the claims and […]

29 October 2011 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale – Part 4: Governor Corbett’s Impact Fee Proposal Analyzed

The Commonwealth Foundation’s Nate Benefield analyzes Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Proposal.  A copy of the proposal from the Governor’s office is included. For a summary from the Liberal John Micek of Morning Call’s Capitol Ideas, read here.

28 October 2011 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale Part 3: Job and Economic Growth West Virginia

geology.com ( January 2011 ) discusses Marcellus Shale drilling potential in West Virginia. ” Economic, Legal, Regulatory & Environmental Issues The development of the Marcellus Shale play in West Virginia has the potential for significant economic development for the state, according to a new report from the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, […]

27 October 2011 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale Part 2: Employment Washington County & Williamsport Metropolitan Area

Marcellus Shale Coalition reports that Pennsylvania’s the Marcellus Shale – the world’s second largest natural gas field in the world – had the third highest job growth rate of any of the 3,141 counties in the US.. And Williamsport is the 7th fastest growing metropolitan area in the US. MINING JOBS VS. TOTAL JOBS IN […]

26 October 2011 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale Part 1: Pennsylvania’s Potential to Lead the Nation

Pennsylvania’s potential to increase production of Marcellus Shale natural gas, create jobs and lower cost of energy for Pennsylvania and America is stunning.The job creation and billions in investment in Pennsylvania, even at this time, is encouraging for future growth and a rising standard of living. Pennsylvania has the potential to increase supply of natural […]

25 October 2011 0 Comments

Keystone XL Part 3: Mother Jones; Everything Wrong With Pipeline

What is the Keystone XL? The Canadian energy company TransCanada has asked for permission to build a 1,661-mile pipeline that would travel from Hardisty, Alberta, down to oil refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas. It would supplement the existing Keystone pipeline, which went into operation last summer and can carry up to 435,000 barrels […]

6 October 2011 0 Comments

Rick Perry Wins Pennsylvania Part 4: Marcellus Shale and “Fracking”

Marcellus Shale is single largest job creator in Pennsylvania. Texas has had 50 years of experience with safe and productive natural gas and oil drilling. Rick Perry and the Texas Team can show us how to grow our jobs and raise our standard of living with drilling. As the night follows the day, the Democrats […]