What is the Future for Marcellus Natural Gas?

November 30, 2018

Seven Marcellus natural gas myths, or, you’re playing with fire, America From an Article by Terry Etam, The BOE Report, November 26, 2018 Sometimes a phenomenon comes along that captures the public’s attention in near totality, and we find ourselves losing our minds and joining the parade. The dot com boom was one example, a [...]

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Explosive Gases are Threat to Public Near and Far

November 29, 2018

Highly flammable gas leak closes Delaware Memorial Bridge in both directions From New Jersey News 12, November 25, 2018 PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) – A chemical leak shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge in both directions Sunday evening, bringing traffic on a major East Coast artery to a standstill on one of the busiest travel days [...]

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Letter and Essay from Bill McKibben on Climate Change

November 28, 2018

Dear Friends and Concerned Citizens, Every once in a great while, I write a piece that I think is important to share. This time it’s an essay in this week’s New Yorker (actually, a sneak preview of my new book that will be out in the spring). In it I try to offer some perspective [...]

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Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment was Quietly Released, But …

November 27, 2018

Here’s the Dire Climate Report the Trump White House Didn’t Want You to See From an Article by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, November 23, 2018 In a move environmentalists and journalists denounced as a blatant effort to bury facts that conflict with the president’s denialism and pro-fossil fuel agenda, the Trump administration used the Friday [...]

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Eminent Domain for Natural Gas Pipelines at Issue in NY State

November 26, 2018

West Clarksville couple wins eminent domain appeal on Northern Access Pipeline From an Article by Rick Miller, Olean NY Times Herald, November 15, 2018 A state appellate court ruled Friday that National Fuel Gas Corp. could not use eminent domain proceedings to cross a Clarksville couple’s property for the Northern Access Pipeline from McKean County, [...]

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NWP 12 Permits Rejected by Courts, Delays Atlantic Coast Pipeline

November 25, 2018

Army Corps of Engineers puts pause on Atlantic Coast Pipeline From an Article by Kate Mishkin, Charleston Gazette Mail, November 22, 2018 Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers can’t cross any stream or river along the pipeline’s 600-mile-long path to build the project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided this week. The Corps districts in Pittsburgh; [...]

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Climate Change is an Issue in Canada and Elsewhere

November 24, 2018

Tackling Climate Change Requires Healing the Divide From an Article by Dr. David Suzuki, EcoWatch.com, November 18, 2018 ################################ Note: The Alberta province in Canada is unique in both its scenic beauty and natural resources. Banff is in the Rocky Mountains well known for mountain goats. Oil, gas and timber are abundant. The tar sands [...]

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Virginia Governor’s Appointments Questioned Regarding Pipelines, etc.

November 23, 2018

Gov. Northam names new members to state air, water boards as pipeline opponents fume From an Article By Mechelle Hankerson, Virginia Mercury News, November 16, 2018 PHOTO ABOVE — Demonstrators outside the governor’s offices on Broad Street in Richmond Friday protest Gov. Ralph Northam’s decision to remove two members of the State Air Pollution Control [...]

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Charges Dismissed Against “Red” Terry & Daughter for Tree-Sitting in Path of Mountain Valley Pipeline

November 22, 2018

Judge dismisses charges against Roanoke County women who sat in trees to block pipeline From an Article by Laurence Hammack, Roanoke County News, November 15, 2018 Theresa “Red” Terry, 62, and Theresa Minor Terry, 31, had a “good faith” belief that they could protest the Mountain Valley Pipeline by occupying two tree stands in its [...]

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Global Grand Challenges Symposium held at Cornell University on November 8 & 9, 2018

November 22, 2018

Cornell faculty, leadership begin to tackle grand challenges Edited from an Article by Tom Fleischman, Blaine Friedlander, Susan Kelley, and Krishna Ramanujan, Cornell Chronicle, November 14, 2018 As a pre-eminent research institution and New York’s land-grant university, Cornell is uniquely suited to tackle “grand challenges” like the ones discussed at the November 8 – 9 [...]

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