The Revolving Door Of Fracking in PA

Pennsylvania Environmental Council-Natural Gas Ties

Anthony Bartolomeo, the PEC board chair, is President & CEO of Pennoni Associates, an environmental engineering firm and member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC)
Carol McCabe, vice chair, is a partner at Manko Gold Katcher & Fox, an environmental law and lobbying firm with a Marcellus Shale practice and strong ties to Pennsylvania environmental regulatory bodies. Manko Gold is a MSC member
Gary Brown, treasurer, is President of RT Environmental Services, a MSC member environmental engineering and consulting firm.
Seth Cooley is an attorney at Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with a Marcellus Shale practice that has lobbied forAqua America, Synagro Technologies, Global Geophysical Services, MicroSeismic Inc., Burleson LLP, Elliot Company, and Pennoni Associates.
Tomlinson Fort is a senior program manager at Apex Companies, LLC. Apex is an environmental consultant servicing the energy industry providing “planning and permitting, assessment and remediation, regulatory negotiation, health and safety, transactional, rapid response, and outsourced staffing support to oil, gas, and power generation clients.”
David A. Gallogly is president of Letterle Associates, an environmental consulting firm. He previously worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (the predecessor to the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) and as manager of environmental affairs for the United Refining Company.
Kevin Garber is an attorney and shareholder at Babst Calland, a law firm and member of the MSC.
Brian Grove is a senior director for corporate development at Chesapeake Energy, a MSC board member. He is also the former chief of staff for Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Baker (R.-20th District).
Philip Hinerman is the co-chair of the environmental law group at Fox Rothschild, LLP, a law firm that is a member of the MSC.
John T. Hines, who spent 18 years at the Department of Environmental Protection, is now the government relations advisor to Shell Oil, a MSC board member.
Michelle McGregor-Smith was previously the practice leader in environmental health and safety for URS Canada-Vancouver, an engineering and services company “serving every major active North American oil and gas basin.” URS is a MSC member. McGregor-Smith now works for Elliott Company, which “supplies and services turbomachinery for the full spectrum of oil and gas, refining, LNG, petrochemical and other process and power applications.”
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr. is a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP working on environmental issues and energy project finance. Ballard Spahr has an oil and gas practice.
Thomas E. Rodriguez is a principal geologist at ARCADIS U.S., which “provides consultancy, design, engineering and management services” to the oil and gas industry.
Steven W. Saunders is principal in Saunders Law LLC, an oil and gas-specific law firm.
E. Mitchell Swan is an engineer at MDC Systems, a consulting firm that has been active in the Marcellus Shale, especially around water treatment.
Amy Trojecki previously worked as a lawyer at Ballard Spahr and is now a regulatory strategy manager at Exelon Corporation.

Further, three directors emeriti listed on PEC’s website are from MSC companies:

Nicholas DeBenedictis is the chairman, president, and CEO of Aqua America, a water utility and MSC member. He is also on the board of directors of Exelon Corporation.
Joseph M. Manko is a named partner in the law firm Manko Gold Katcher & Fox, a MSC member. He also serves on rules committee of the state’s Environmental Hearing Board, the body that adjudicates appeals from Department of Environmental Protection actions. Another partner in the firm, Marc E. Gold, is an attorney for the MSC itself.
Franklin Kury is listed as representing the law firm Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, a MSC member, thoughhis profile at the government affairs firm Malady & Wooten LLP says Kury left Reed Smith in 2003. Kury is a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is registered as a lobbyistrepresenting Northeastern Resources Development Corp and ExxonMobil.

Venango County PA, Butler County PA CONTAMINATED

Fracking three thingsThe weekly run-down on who,what and where. Utica Resources and XTO Energy are this weeks main players in the game of disregard for Pennsylvania. Along with Williams, A company that is proposing to run a 42 inch Natural Gas Pipeline through rural Lancaster County. This may finally send the signal to southcentral PA that they are not represented by there government officials, that the PA legislature has in fact beeN BOUGHT buy the Natural Gas/Fracking Industry. You can’t hide anymore Toomey,Casey and Perry.

SLT PRODUCTION LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sheffield Twp Township
HOWARD DRILLING INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Wetmore Twp Township
STATESIDE ENERGY GROUP LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lafayette Twp Township
SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township
KASTLE RESOURCES ENTERPRISES INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Conneaut Twp Township
PENNECO OIL CO INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Township
ARG RESOURCES INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Highland Twp Township
2014-04-28
 
NTS ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cranberry Twp Township
CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Colley Twp Township
CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Colley Twp Township
DOMINION TRANS INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Leidy Twp Township
2014-04-25
PA Permit Violation Issued to Trimont Energy Llc in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
2014-04-24
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gibson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gibson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gibson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gibson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Franklin Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Athens Twp Township
2014-04-23
PA Permit Violation Issued to Xto Energy Inc in Butler Twp, Butler County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Utica Resources Inc in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Utica Resources Inc in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; S Energy Corp in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; S Energy Corp in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; S Energy Corp in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Elkland Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Colley Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Colley Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Colley Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Concord Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Tuscarora Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Smithfield Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Smithfield Twp Township

Drilling and Spilling in your neighborhood

2014-04-20
EQT PRODUCTION CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in East Bethlehem Twp Township
2014-04-19
CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Windham Twp Township
2014-04-18
TITUSVILLE OIL & GAS ASSOC INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Harmony Twp Township
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KCS ENERGY INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Pleasant Twp Township
UNIVERSAL RESOURCES HOLDINGS INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Brokenstraw Twp Township
2014-04-17
PA Permit Violation Issued to Catalyst Energy Inc in Lafayette Twp, McKean County
MINARD RUN OIL CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Foster Twp Township
CHIEF OIL & GAS LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in McNett Twp Township
CHIEF OIL & GAS LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in McNett Twp Township
NTS ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cranberry Twp Township
2014-04-16
PA Permit Violation Issued to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Harford Twp, Susquehanna County
NOBLE ENERGY INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in West Finley Twp Township
SLT PRODUCTION LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sheffield Twp Township
GAS & OIL MGMT ASSN INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Mead Twp Township
TRIMONT ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cranberry Twp Township
2014-04-15
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Meshoppen Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Meshoppen Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Meshoppen Twp Township
PA Permit Violation Issued to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Cherryhill Twp, Indiana County
2014-04-14
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cogan House Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Litchfield Twp Township
2014-04-11
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Ulster Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Meshoppen Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Meshoppen Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jefferson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jefferson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jefferson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Richmond Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Richmond Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Richmond Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Richmond Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Colley Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Wysox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in West Burlington Twp Township

Although the #BundyRanch has had me Occupied…

BlW0Si4CIAAZpYbThis week was a real I opener for me. I was always the type of person that never really harnessed the power of social media until about 2 weeks ago when some rancher out in some state got his rights trampled on. In certain circles people would say that he was cheating the government. I found that really hard to believe. I did find that as the event was unfolding it was being ignored by the mainstream media and that sent me, as a truth seeking patriot to twitter.

I  don’t like the sound of the word “twitter” and it certainly never occurred to me that it could be used as a first line defense/weapon of the common man on the internet. I started using the # (hashtag) to find information on what was happening on a minute by minute level and not reading about the event in a blog or an alt media source hours after the fact.

I also realized that if Occupy in NYC in 2012 had guns, the outcome would have been drastically different.

This country has spun so far from it’s original axis that unfortunately we are going to need guns to make a change. I am a firm believer in civil disobedience and passive resistance but the fact is that those days of that being effective are long gone. When Halliburton and Monsanto started hiring private soldiers to protect their interests locally and globally the whole idea of  protesting in a “Gandhi-like” manner was shattered.

The people of this country are going to have to set aside their differences and coexist despite religion, race, politics and  to re-establish the constitution and establish any type of future for our children. Remember, divide and conquer is the corporation’s biggest tool. The more we have unity, the more power we as citizens are. So next time you are on twitter, #bundyranch,#waveofaction,#americanspring,#occupy#anonymous,#bengahzi#cubantwitter, and enjoy the networking that is truely at your fingertips. Peace,    FFF OCCUPY THE FARM   OWS

A Long Winter an even Longer Drill Bit. The Allegheny, or what’s left of it….

2014-04-09
BRANCH JOHN D Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Warren City Township
PENNENERGY RESOURCES LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in New Sewickley Twp Township
2014-04-08
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY PROD CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Stevens Twp Township
2014-04-07
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Foster Twp, McKean County
PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; L Energy Inc in Hempfield Twp, Mercer County
CNX GAS CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Center Twp Township
CNX GAS CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Center Twp Township
CNX GAS CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Center Twp Township
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY PROD CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Stevens Twp Township
2014-04-04
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean County
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Wilmot Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Wilmot Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Wilmot Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Wilmot Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Troy Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Monroe Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Monroe Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Monroe Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Litchfield Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Litchfield Twp Township
AIRDALE OIL & GAS LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cornplanter Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Meshoppen Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Apolacon Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Wilmot Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Wilmot Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Tuscarora Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Tuscarora Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Tuscarora Twp Township
2014-04-03
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Cranberry Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Cranberry Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Cranberry Twp Township
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Understanding why, The history of Hydrocarbons and the fight for LNG

The production of oil and natural gas in the United States is booming. 

Today, one of the consequences of the boom in oil and gas production is that there is a growing surplus of oil, natural gas, and even coal (some of which has been displaced by natural gas as an electricity source) that producers want to export. While there is not (and likely never will be) an absolute surplus in crude oil, the different types of crude match up with different refinery capabilities, and it can make more economic sense to export light, sweet crude from the Bakken and import heavy crude from Venezuela.

A Maze of Export Regulations

Over time, a litany of government regulations has been put in place to regulate or restrict the export of fossil fuels. However, they each reflect the time in which the legislation was passed. The result is a checkerboard of regulations, leading to some strange outcomes. For instance, under the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act, the export of crude oil is illegal without a permit from the Department of Commerce, unless that crude was produced on Alaska’s North Slope and travels through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. On the other hand, the export of refined petroleum products (like diesel fuel, kerosene, or refined gasoline) is virtually unregulated.

Regulations for natural gas are similarly convoluted. Under the 1938 Natural Gas Act, the export or import of natural gas is illegal unless the Secretary of Energy finds that it is in “the public interest” – a finding that is guaranteed in statute if the gas is exported to a free-trade agreement partner. On the other hand, the exports of natural gas liquids (like propane, ethane, or others) are unregulated, even though they often come directly from the same wells as natural gas (methane).

Finally, the export of coal is unregulated, even though coal is generally the most polluting source of fossil fuels.

To further complicate the issue, the Jones Act of 1920 requires that all trade between U.S. ports be carried solely on American ships, crewed and owned by U.S. citizens. This means that, because of this artificial scarcity, it can be twice as costly to send oil from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast as it would be to send it further around to Maritime Canada. This makes it more cost effective for a company to export fuel from Gulf Coast ports abroad and import refined fuel from Europe to the East Coast than it is to simply ship refined fuel from the Gulf of Mexico to the East Coast. The same would be true of crude oil if exports were allowed.

All this said, these laws where put into effect to make the Super-Wealthy even more wealthy at the time. Now, these same laws are stopping the Ultra-Capitalized Corporations from doing what they do best, Destroy the planet and create geopolitical wars while dancing in the shadows of greed.

Obviously my local politicians are poorly versed in Trade Law. Go back to your dictionary books and read the definition of greed, insanity and fool and then look in the mirror.    FFF    porch