November 20, 2017

Who Pays the Cost of Fracking?

The report posted below should be of interest to the general public, which will bear the cost of the failures on the part of companies engaged in horizontal hydrofracking (fracking) to properly insure their projects against the possibility–ever present given the high-pressure environment and toxic chemicals, radioactive drill cuttings and … Continue reading

Coal Displacing Nat Gas…Already

By Deborah Lawrence Rogers

Posted on the Energy Policy Forum: 30 Oct 2013 10:28 AM PDT

In January, 2012, the price of nat gas plunged to below $2/mcf due to overproduction by shale operators. Such low prices did, indeed, prompt utilities to switch from coal fired generation to natural … Continue reading

Attend a Deborah Rogers presentation on ‘Frackonomics’

Attend a presentation by Deborah Rogers, Founder of Energy Policy Forum titled “Frackonomics: Debunking the Financial Myths of Fracking,” on Thursday, October 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street (8th and 9th Avenues). Get the facts from an energy and financial expert … Continue reading

Frackers Avoid Paying Royalties

Unfair Share: How Oil and Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties
by Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica, Aug. 13, 2013, 10:20 a.m.

Don Feusner ran dairy cattle on his 370-acre slice of northern Pennsylvania until he could no longer turn a profit by farming. Then, at age 60, he sold all but a … Continue reading

Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin

In Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
By Gerald Kauffman, University of Delaware

See the Delaware River Basin Commission Website for Additional Information

From the Executive Summary

What do the Guggenheim Museum, New York Yankees, Boeing, Sunoco, Campbell’s Soup, DuPont, Wawa, Starbucks, Iron Hill Brewery, Philadelphia Phillies, Camelback Ski … Continue reading

Fracktivists Celebrate Cancellation of Gas Leases in NE PA

Unprecedented mass lease cancellation occurs near homes of some of fractivism’s most effective mobilizers
By Alison Rose Levy, AlterNet, July 19, 2013

Certain powerful images really stick with you when you watch Gasland or Gasland 2. First is the shot of the tap water on fire. Equally powerful are the … Continue reading

NE PA Newfield Hess Leases Abandoned

Message from B. Arrindell, DCS Director:

‘Business’ reasons rule corporate behavior with an eye always toward regaining any territory they may have had to retreat from, so this news has to be seen from their perspective and we must redouble our efforts to make it be only sensible ‘business’ decisions … Continue reading

Conservation in Delaware Basin Worth $8B Annually

The economic value of water and forests dwarfs the value of natural gas drilling in the Upper Delaware River Basin
By Jessica Cohen, Times Herald-Record, July 5, 2013

If governments managed the Delaware River like an industry, they would note that the economic value of water and forests dwarfs the … Continue reading

Poll: Small Business Supports Clean Energy

See the Press Release

The New York State Sustainable Business Council in conjunction with the American Sustainable Business Council announces the results of an independent scientific poll of small business owners that reveal bi-partisan support for clean energy and environmental stewardship.  Please help us get the word out about Continue reading

Post-Production Costs Reduce Gas Royalty Payments to PA Leaseholders

Rep. White Plans Legislation to Protect Royalty Payments to Leaseholders

MEMORANDUM

Posted: June 28, 2013
From: Representative Jesse White
To: All House members
Subject: Prohibiting Deduction of “Post-Production” Costs From Oil and Gas Royalty Payments to Leaseholders

In the near future, I plan to legislation designed to protect the royalty … Continue reading