Skip to comments."Shale Gas Wars: From Pennsylvania to North Carolina."
Posted on 02/26/2012 5:41:26 AM PST by greenwill
The John Locke Foundation and the Jesse Helms Center Cordially invites you to a meeting of the Shaftesbury Society
with our special guest
Dr. Daniel I. Fine
- Research Associate - Mining and Minerals Resources Institute, MIT
"Shale Gas Wars: From Pennsylvania to North Carolina." More | Monday, February 27, 2012 12:00 pm Noon
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Dr. Daniel Fine is a Research Associate at the Mining and Minerals Resources Institute, MIT. Dr. Fine is also a current Policy Adviser on Non-Conventional Oil and Gas. He is co-editor of Resource War in 3-D: Dependence, Diplomacy and Defense, and has contributed to Business Week, the Engineering and Mining Journal and the Washington Times. Dr. Fine participated in the Atlantic Council Workshop on Central Asian Policy and the Hudson Institute Russia-United States Relations Project. He has given testimony on strategic natural resources before the U.S. Senate Committees on Foreign Affairs and the Energy and Natural Resources. Dr. Fine was a member of the Domestic Energy Production Issue Team of the Center For The Study Of The Presidency and Congress "Strengthening America's Future Initiative." He has participated as a panelist on energy public policy at the Rocky Mountain Global New Energy Summit.
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States already reaping the rewards of the shale gas boom are, in a rich irony, using the same deny/delay tactics vs. enviroweenies that are usually employed in ignoring the rights of citizens. The money is simply too good and in most cases shale gas is the only tangible sign of growth in these moribund state economies - it provides one hell of a fig leaf for the rest of the shambles brought about by decades of welfare state vote buying.
PA now has a pubbie house,senate and gubbernor and has passed some new well fees that will be split 60-40 with the locals getting the 60%.
The drilling companies have been repairing the roads and bridges at their expense and replacing the trees, re-grading the landscape etc.
The Marcellus Shale drilling has been a boon for PA and a great benefit to land owners, workers, natural gas users and everyone in the state, EXCEPT, the envirowhackos have been having fits.
They are screaming but mostly, the average person is telling them to STFU.
We can experience the benefits first hand and while I don't own any land that is being drilled upon, I benefit because my heating bills are reduced by at least half, the general economy is better, and I want to see young people working and being happy with their lives.
Drill, baby, drill.
I have to look into seeing if there are some new gas distribution companies that will offer lower gas rates then the what I have been paying. Philadelphia’s gas works continues to remain quite high, despite all the good news coming out of PA. on this issue.