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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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Natgas pipeline builders hail U.S. okay of blocked New York projectv

(Reuters) - Energy traders and natural gas pipeline companies on Friday hailed a U.S. federal regulator’s decision to overturn New York’s denial of a water permit for building the Millennium Pipeline in the state.

People in the industry expressed hope that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would be willing to override state decisions to block other pipelines, including Williams Cos Inc’s Constitution and National Fuel Gas Co’s Northern Access pipelines from Pennsylvania. These could also be approved if similar waivers are granted by FERC.

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Supreme Court of the state of New York County of Lewis in the Matter of the Application of Flat Rock Windpower LLC, and Flat Rock Windpower II LLC

 

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Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New Deal - WSJ
Posted: February 18th, 2019

From the Wall Street Journal The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—sometimes known as the “shale revolution”—has enabled Texas, Pennsylvania and other states to produce record quantities of natural gas, some of which is being frozen, loaded onto giant ships, and transported to customers in places like Chile, China and India. Thanks to the environmental polic [ ... ]

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Trump raises fracking, abortion in meeting with Cuomo
Posted: February 18th, 2019

BY BRETT SAMUELS - 02/12/19 05:57 PM EST 524
President Trump on Tuesday suggested that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) open the state up to fracking to improve its economy, and he also raised concerns about the state's recent legislation that expanded access to abortion. The two New Yorkers spoke at the White House after Cuomo requested a meeting to discuss a provision in the Republicans' 2017 tax- [ ... ]

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The Energy Infrastructure and Economy Summit
Posted: February 18th, 2019

The Energy Infrastructure and Economy Summit, sponsored by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, was held at the Otesaga Hotel on Thursday, Jan.31. Starting at 9:00 AM, ending at 4:00 PM. it featured 19 speakers and 170 attendees. The conference tilterd heavily towards renewables but there was substantial balance with 4 pro gas industry-supportive speakers plus a majority pro-gas business commu [ ... ]

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Southwestern Pennsylvania leads the state when it comes to new shale gas wells drilled
Posted: February 5th, 2019

Southwestern Pennsylvania continued to grow its share of shale gas drilling in 2018, gaining 401 wells since Jan. 1, 2018. The 11-county region — Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland — accounted for half of the 795 new wells added in Pennsylvania last year. Statewide, Susquehanna County added 180 wells last year, tops  [ ... ]

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FERC Responds to NY Radicals re Pipeline Impacts on Global Warming
Posted: February 1st, 2019

This post is about a pipeline project we’ve written quite a bit about over the past few years–Dominion Energy’s New Market project that ever-so-modestly expands an existing pipeline in Upstate New York. But at its heart, the issue is much deeper. Anti-fossil fuel radicals are challenging this project, in court, as a way to force the government to consider man-made global warming when approvi [ ... ]

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Blame Cuomo for New York’s coming natural-gas crisis
Posted: January 23rd, 2019

If you think Gov. Cuomo’s neglect of mass transit has caused headaches, just wait ’til you see what his reckless de facto ban on natural-gas pipelines is doing. On Thursday, Con Ed notified regulators that, come March 15, it won’t accept new gas customers in most of Westchester, thanks to supply shortages. National Grid has been issuing similar warnings. New-customer cutoffs in the city may [ ... ]

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A plea for help from a member of the jlcny.
Posted: January 23rd, 2019

Our team has Mike German, Karen Moreau,Tom Shepstone and Mike Zagata as presenters. The Anti-faction has many more presenters who will speak on topics ranging from imminent climate disasters to "Deep Energy Retro Fits". The acolytes will be there and applaud! We have a chance to be heard but we need knowledgeable boots on the ground. You are those BOOTS! This summit is the beginning of a policy m [ ... ]

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Natural Gas Market Indicators: January 11, 2019 Richard Meyer How natural gas will continue to play a role in reducing US car...
Posted: January 18th, 2019Natural Gas Market Indicators: January 11, 2019 Richard Meyer How natural gas will continue to play a role in reducing US carbon dioxide emissions

A new analysis of US carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions received wide media attention last week. Preliminary findings from the Rhodium Group showed that after three years of decline, US CO2emissions had the largest single-year jump in two decades last year with an increase of 3.4 percent. The news prompted some observers to question the role of natural gas in helping to drive future emissio [ ... ]

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UALA Bulletin 1-10-19
Posted: January 11th, 2019

The following Letter to the Editor in Hometown Oneonta was published today. The local antis are pushing for local renewable energy but will not recognize any form of gas development in the energy mix. From an economic point of view, this is foolish. The Letter below shows that it is also foolish from an environmental aspect as is being proved in present-day Germany.  Two reports and a confer [ ... ]

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Here Are Trump’s Largest ‘Energy Dominance’ Actions of 2018
Posted: January 4th, 2019

President Donald Trump has pushed his administration toward “energy dominance” by cutting environmental regulations on fossil fuel development and opening up federal lands and waters for energy companies. The Trump administration has dealt significant blows to the environmental legacy of former President Barack Obama, tackling Obama-era regulations, such as the Clean Power Plan, while taking  [ ... ]

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Amid an export boom, US is still importing natural gas
Posted: January 4th, 2019

By Naureen S. Malik BLOOMBERG NEWS DECEMBER 31, 2018
The United States may be exporting natural gas at a record clip, but that hasn’t stopped it from accepting new imports. A tanker with fuel from Nigeria is sitting near the Cove Point import terminal in Maryland, while a second ship with Russian gas is idling outside Boston Harbor. Pipeline constraints, depleted stockpiles, and a 98-year-old la [ ... ]

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Please, DEP, Don’t Enable Fractivist Pipeline Opponents!
Posted: January 4th, 2019

Although the response turned out favorable to the project, Pennsylvania DEP’s Atlantic Sunrise hearings were unnecessary concessions to pipeline opponents. Something very interesting happened over the last two days as Pennsylvania DEP conducted four public hearings on the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project. Our buddy Jim Willis, over at Marcellus Drilling News, noted yesterday the first two hear [ ... ]

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New Report Suggests Anti-Oil Activism Eliminated Nearly 800K Jobs Opportunities
Posted: December 22nd, 2018

Chris White on December 18, 2018 Anti-fossil fuel activists have sucked tens of billions of dollars out of the U.S. economy and seriously crippled manufacturing jobs, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Activists have prevented at least $90 billion in domestic economic activity and eliminated roughly 730,000 job opportunities, the Chamber of Commerce Global Energy In [ ... ]

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Major rollback of water rules endorsed by California farmers
Posted: December 14th, 2018

Trump administration withdrawing protection for countless waterways and wetlands Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, seated left, signs an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands, as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Rickey “RD” James, seated right, looks on, at EPA headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Looking on behind are  [ ... ]

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From a Member of JLCNY
Posted: December 10th, 2018

The article below was published in Hometown Oneonta last week. It's just some thoughts on job creation that I had when Amazon announced its headquarters selections. If we want job creation in this area, the last four paragraphs frame our situation and a solution. They're the truth you rarely find in our local media.   Dick   Otsego County wants jobs: New York City likewise. Recently  [ ... ]

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