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Rivertown Coaliton Newsletter Summer 2015

Articles include: Why is the Encyclical Important, Interview with Chuck Steininger, Renewable Energy Has a Bright Future and more

News of the Week

July 19 - July 26, 2015

New task force seeks to manage ‘massive’ buildout of pipelines

Quigley said Pennsylvania has an opportunity to establish national leadership by bringing together stakeholders including communities, industries and regulators to set standards for pipeline development that will seek to meet demands including economic development, environmental protection, and community self-determination.

The Snowball Effect

As you can see momentum truly is building up against PennEast, and organizations against the pipeline are remaining vigilant and will not let PennEast sneak anything past them (and they try – boy do they try). These latest actions from PennEast show exactly how little they can be trusted, and how eager they are despoil sensitive ecological areas with no care for the consequences.

State delays action on PennEast pipeline permits

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection cannot complete a review of the permits necessary for the construction of the PennEast natural gas pipeline because only one-third of the landowners along the proposed route have given the company access to their properties to perform surveys.

Industry Shadows the PA Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce (PITF) – Part 1

At first glance, it is obvious PITF is heavily weighted with industry corporations. Most will focus on these corporations and dismiss the inclusion of Michael Butler, Mid-Atlantic Director for the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) and Paul Hartman, Regional Director, State Affairs for America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) as simply being yet another industry interest.

Industry Shadows the PA Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce (PITF) – Part 2

America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) represents independent natural gas exploration and production companies. One of the original founders was Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy and now CEO of America Energy Partners. Representing ANGA on the PITF Natural Gas End User Workgroup is Paul Hartman, Regional Director of State Affairs.

What is Shale Justice

Shale Justice is a coalition of organizations whose aim is to coordinate our efforts, our regionally specific issues, our visions, our talents, and our hard work to end extreme forms of industrialized fossil fuel extraction which poses serious threats to our air, our land and our water.

2015 New York Final SGEIS

The individual chapters of the Final SGEIS (April 2015) can be viewed as PDFs (see below). The full 2015 Final SGEIS document is available as two large PDF files: Volume 1 (PDF) (35.8 MB) and Volume 2 (PDF) (8.4 MB). Although they are very large files, they are downloadable and searchable.

Marcellus Shale Players On-Line

Updated July 18, 2015 (4/2/2015)

Find out “WHO” are the corporations, their subsidiaries, the executive leadership, board of directors, associations, industry groups, lobbyists, Public Relation companies, and politicians? How are they connected? What is their message and “WHO” are the messengers?

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