Commentary

02.05.14

Keystone report from State Dept. puts common sense back in the pipeline

Environmentalists have drawn a line in the sand on the Keystone XL pipeline. It's the wrong line in the wrong sand, far away from any realistic assessment of the merits - as yet another government analysis has confirmed. It's past time for President Obama to set aside politics and resolve this bizarre distraction of an issue.

 

12.03.13

Greener than 'Green'

A constant, mild hiss. That was my chief observation when I returned to Anadarko Petroleum's Landon Pad A, a natural-gas site in Lycoming County, Pa.

 

11.18.13

Pa's shale industry is investing in infrastructure: Dave Spigelmyer

Ask any elected state official, regardless of party affiliation, what a top issue facing the Commonwealth is and they'll likely cite transportation funding - or a lack thereof. It's a critical issue that has been put off for decades with a patchwork of temporary solutions offered along the way.

 

11.06.13

Drilling can save farms

It's nice that members of the public and elected officials can offer viewpoints regarding natural gas development, but leveraging celebrity statements to make their cases demonstrates how thin and unsubstantiated their arguments are.

 

10.30.13

Get On With Fracking Already

Come on, New York, let's stop stalling and get on with the fracking. Three years of protracted discussion, debate, hearings, etc. is enough already. Governor, get off it and approve the procedure. Stop emulating your dad in making decisions. And forget about Washington. There is a lady in nearby Westchester County who has the 2016 nomination wrapped up.

 

09.18.13

Just the frack facts

Study confirms environmental upsides of well-regulated gas drilling

 

08.26.13

New York's choice is a natural one

Now that President Barack Obama and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have toured New York, it is worth considering the goals we should have for the 21st century, the role natural gas could play and what is broadly at stake. The world is watching New York.

 

08.06.13

Choking a golden goose

The mindless war on fracking

 

07.31.13

A fracking anniversary

Five years ago last week, then-Gov. David Paterson, citing environmental concerns, temporarily banned large-scale fracking, the natural-gas extraction process that can spur thousands of jobs for New York. Today, alas, there's no sign the state will lift the ban anytime soon - despite a lack of evidence that fracking is unsafe.

 

07.23.13

Gasland II's Luddite Slander Of 'Fracking' Is The Latest Technophobe Attack On Progress

And now they're opposing today's most exciting technological breakthrough, shale energy technology - aka "fracking." Their spokesman is Josh Fox. And July 8th, to worldwide fanfare, HBO broadcast his latest manifesto, Gasland, Part II.