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In order for Reed's bill to succeed we need to show our support for it, and I mean NOW! Please print the attached file, complete your information at the bottom, and mail it in to the address at the top of the letter. Have all of your

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EPA questions Pruitt’s link to oil, gas

Scott Pruitt will take the helm at the Environmental Protection Agency this week facing questions about his relationship with fossil fuels companies and a workforce that, at least in part, seems skeptical about his plans for the agency.

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Russia ran campaign against U.S. oil, gas activity
Posted: July 21st, 2017

Russia has been in the news just about every day this year. The top news story recently involves Russia’s involvement in the 2016 Presidential elections, which was highlighted in a Jan. 6 report issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The declassified version of the report, entitled “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections,” included an a [ ... ]

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The False Promises of Renewable Energy
Posted: July 21st, 2017

Editor's Note: This column was authored by Don Lim. At the G20 summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuked President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this year. Investment in renewable energy, however, will not reach the outcome proponents of the Paris Agreement hope for, such as reducing CO2 emissions and environmental impact while [ ... ]

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Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 2015 corruption conviction overturned
Posted: July 21st, 2017Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 2015 corruption conviction overturned

A federal appeals court, citing a Supreme Court ruling from last year, tossed out the corruption conviction of disgraced ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Thursday ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals was quickly followed by acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim’s declaration that Silver would face a retrial. “We look forward to presenting to another jury the evidence of decad [ ... ]

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The committee on science space and technology is conducting over site of what appears to be a concerted effort of Russia
Posted: July 10th, 2017

The committee on science space and technology is conducting over site of what appears to be a concerted effort of Russia to spread disinformation operations against natural gas and fund anti gas groups .   Please see the attachment below.

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Some towns are saying no to wind farms
Posted: July 10th, 2017

Some area towns are doing all they can to prevent large wind farms from blowing into their borders. Clarence and Tonawanda are crafting laws to prohibit all large-scale industrial-sized wind farms that generate power to sell back to the grid. The Tonawanda Planning Board is expected to talk about proposed laws to ban large wind farms at its meeting Wednesday night, July 5. The town "doesn't w [ ... ]

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Stanford Geophysicist: Fracking Is An Environmental Good
Posted: July 10th, 2017

At a debate last week at Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, a top scientist fired back against environmentalists’ claims that hydraulic fracking is dangerous. Mark Zoback, a longtime geophysics professor at Stanford, explained that already, 250,000 fracked wells exist in the United States. Forbes has the write-up: "The assertion that this caused or will s [ ... ]

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Susquehanna County landowners got $1 billion in royalties from Cabot Oil since 2016
Posted: July 10th, 2017

At a recent luncheon held at their corporate headquarters in Dimock, Susquehanna County, officials of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. announced that since 2006 it has paid $1 billion in royalties to landowners in Susquehanna County from its production of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. In addition, landowners received a total of $417 million for gas lease signing bonuses. &nbs [ ... ]

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A Clean Energy’s Dirty Little Secret
Posted: July 10th, 2017

Installing solar panels on a home in Scripps Ranch, Calif. (Reuters photo: Mike Blake) Discarded solar panels are piling up all over the world, and they represent a major threat to the environment. Clean energy may not be so clean after all. A new study by Environmental Progress (EP) warns that toxic waste from used solar panels now poses a global environmental threat. The Berkeley-based group  [ ... ]

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U.S. proposes cutting total biofuels requirements in 2018
Posted: July 10th, 2017

By Chris Prentice, Jarrett Renshaw and David Shepardson NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed to reduce the volume of biofuel required to be used in gasoline and diesel fuel next year as it signaled the first step toward a potential broader overhaul of its biofuels program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed total volume marked a slight decline from cu [ ... ]

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Monumental, unsustainable environmental impacts
Posted: July 10th, 2017

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage       July 2, 2017 by Paul Driessen   Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar, and biofuel energy – to prevent supposed catastrophes caused by manmade global warming and climate change – ignore three fundamental flaws. 1) In  [ ... ]

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Court ruling could delay pipeline for CPV power plant
Posted: July 3rd, 2017Court ruling could delay pipeline for CPV power plant

The Competitive Power Ventures power plant under consturction in Wawayanda may burn oil rather than natural gas when it opens next year, because delays in the construction of a natural gas line.  - TImes Herald-Reord file photo  A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Millennium Pipeline Company against the state Department of Environmental Conservation, bringing into quest [ ... ]

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BASIL SEGGOS AND NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Posted: June 30th, 2017

BASIL SEGGOS AND NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, RESPONDENTS CPV VALLEY, LLC, INTERVENOR On Petition for Review from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Catherine E. Stetson argued the cause for petitioner. With her on the briefs was Sean Marotta. Elizabeth W. Whittle was on the brief for intervenor CPV Valley, LLC in support of petitioner. Brian M. [ ... ]

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The Northeast Natural Gas Pipeline Buildout Is Coming
Posted: June 30th, 2017

Driven by the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, Appalachia will easily be the largest supplier of new natural gas in the U.S. In fact, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio are the basis of the 700 trillion cubic feet of gas that our nation can produce when prices are $3 per MMBtu or less. For example, breakeven prices in the Marcellus to extract gas are now just $2 for some produc [ ... ]

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Shale Gas to the Climate Rescue
Posted: June 30th, 2017

The battle against runaway climate change is being lost. The green movement and the energy industry — while engaged in a furious debate on issues from nuclear power to oil sands — are missing the bigger picture. There is little recognition by either side that current policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions are inadequate for dealing with the threat that they pose. It is the co [ ... ]

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Has New York DEC Pipeline Obstruction Finally Backfired?
Posted: June 30th, 2017

Did Andrew Cuomo, by giving the NRDC gang everything it wanted, cleverly remove his own DEC from any future role in pipeline obstruction or did he simply receive his just desserts? An Appeals Court decision issued Friday has (in our opinion) huge ramifications for New York State and the Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that has been corrupted by political influence from Gov. An [ ... ]

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