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Attention Northeast residents! You have important opportunities in the coming weeks to stand up and support Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement project.

Attention Northeast residents: You have important opportunities in the coming weeks to stand up and support Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement project.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is holding public hearings regarding Williams’ application for a critical water quality permit. We are encouraging our supporters to RSVP to let us know you are able to attendClick the links below to learn more or to RSVP for the hearings now.

Tuesday, February 26 – Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, March 6 – Rockaway Park, NY

You can also support Northeast Supply Enhancement by signing our support petition that we will submit to the NYSDEC before the public comment period ends on March 15.

Newsflash

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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Land Leasing Solar

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

 

Please see the attached PDF.

The No More Trump Investigations Town Hall
Posted: July 17th, 2019The No More Trump Investigations Town Hall

President Trump has been investigated almost non-stop since days after his election.  A more than two year investigation from a special counsel found nothing and yet Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats continue to focus their agenda on investigating him and wasting taxpayer time and money.   I wanted to invite you to our "No More Trump Investigations Town Hall" meetings in Binghamton and  [ ... ]

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The green-created natural gas shortage just hit NYC
Posted: July 11th, 2019

Shortages of gas for heating have hit the nation’s most important city: New York. Following moves by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to nix a pipeline that could deliver vital gas supplies to the city and Long Island, National Grid can no longer offer new gas hookups or additional service for current customers. “If you’re looking to expand your natural gas service in Broo [ ... ]

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From a member of the JLCNY
Posted: July 11th, 2019

It's been a long time between Bulletins but not much is happening on the surface in the Otsego County Gas Wars. Below the surface we'll watch for the newly formed Energy Committee to pick a consultant. If that person has an obvious bias, the County is in trouble. We'll see.  Adrian Kuzminski's June 13/14 column "If Facts Can't Defuse Deniers, What Can?" in Hometown Oneonta opens with the pas [ ... ]

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ACTIVISTS DEMONIZE NATURAL GAS WHILE CHEERING ITS CLEAN-AIR BENEFITS
Posted: June 11th, 2019

Environmental activists who have cheered the ongoing power transition in the United Kingdom — which went a record 18 days and 6 hours of powering its electric grid without using coal — are overlooking an inconvenient fact for their cause. The UK was able to maintain its grid stability by increasing its use of natural gas, an energy source that activists have demonized even though it helps redu [ ... ]

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Cuomo’s ‘renewable’ fiasco
Posted: June 3rd, 2019

Gov. Cuomo keeps raising his renewable-energy goals, but the reality is that New York is actually losing ground when it comes to how much of its power is generated by “clean” plants. The Empire Center’s Ken Girardin recently broke the news that the state last year generated slightly less electricity from renewable sources (wind, hydroelectric and solar) than it did in 2017. Maybe that’s  [ ... ]

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3 Things To Know About The U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Industry
Posted: May 17th, 2019

Producing at All-Time Records The U.S. shale revolution that started in 2008 has not just transformed our domestic energy outlook but also energy markets around the world. Over this time, U.S. crude oil production has surged 140% to 12.2 million b/d, while gas output is up 55% to 88 Bcf/d. The U.S. is now easily the world's largest oil and gas producer, yielding 20% more oil and 25% more gas th [ ... ]

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New York Rejects Keystone-Like Pipeline in Fierce Battle Over the State’s Energy Future
Posted: May 17th, 2019

Regulators denied an application for a $1 billion natural gas pipeline that environmentalists said would set back the fight against climate change. By Vivian Wang and Michael Adno May 15, 2019 In a major victory for environmental activists, New York regulators on Wednesday rejected the construction of a heavily disputed, nearly $1 billion natural gas pipeline, even as business leaders and energ [ ... ]

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NEW NATURE STUDY AFFIRMS THE CLIMATE BENEFITS OF INCREASED NATURAL GAS USE
Posted: May 14th, 2019NEW NATURE STUDY AFFIRMS THE CLIMATE BENEFITS OF INCREASED NATURAL GAS USE

The increased use of natural gas in electricity generation contributes to long-term “climate stabilization objectives,” according to a new study published in Nature. Notably, the study’s top line finding should address concerns that natural gas is less effective at reducing emissions than initially anticipated: “We found that the coal-to-gas shift is consistent with climate stabili [ ... ]

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NY lawmakers propose bill to bar development of fossil fuel infrastructure in state
Posted: May 10th, 2019

Map of proposed Williams pipeline extension, which would connect the existing natural gas line. (Courtesy of Williams Companies)   ALBANY — An environmental bill unveiled Monday could block construction on a pipeline that would bring natural gas to the city. The legislature, sponsored by Sen. Jen Metzger (D-Ulster County) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Queens), would ban t [ ... ]

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From a member of the JLCNY
Posted: May 7th, 2019

Below is a rewrite of a Letter to the Editor submitted about a month ago. By the time it was printed I rewrote it to keep it current. It's all factual with sources noted. The Otsego Otsego County Energy Infrastructure Summit group reconvened tonight at the Oneonta Town Hall for a progress report. Most of the members and their "advisors" seem to lean towards renewables only and a few are openly an [ ... ]

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The ridiculous reason New York faces a gas shortage
Posted: May 6th, 2019

Imagine: The biggest, most important city in America, cut off from new supplies of natural gas vital to its growth. Fact is, such a nightmare could be just a couple of weeks off. National Grid has warned that unless Gov. Cuomo OKs a new pipeline through the New York Bay by May 15, it may have to turn away new gas customers in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Con Ed has issued a similar warn [ ... ]

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LATEST EPA DATA SHOW U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AT LOWEST LEVELS SINCE 1992
Posted: April 26th, 2019LATEST EPA DATA SHOW U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AT LOWEST LEVELS SINCE 1992

Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 reached their lowest levels since 1992, according to the final Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Inventory released this month. As International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol recently stated, “In the last 10 years, the emissions reductions in the United States has been the largest in the history of energy [ ... ]

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** VIDEO** The Green New Deal’s Bad Science
Posted: April 23rd, 2019

Mark P. Mills and James B. Meigs join John Stossel to discuss the Green New Deal, the limits of wind and solar power, and the “magical thinking” of an all-renewable energy future. Countries around the world are embracing subsidies to expand the production of renewables, and environmentalists claim that we’re on the cusp of a tech-driven energy revolution that will make oil and gas obsolete. [ ... ]

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From a member of the jlcny
Posted: April 12th, 2019

The following LTE appears inthis week's Hometown Oneonta:     Oneonta needs natural gas. Supply is not meeting demand in downstate's Westchester, Brooklyn, and Queens as well as well as upstate's Oneonta. The cracks are beginning to show. The latest skirmish in Otsego County's Gas Wars is over the deployment of a decompressor station in the old D & H railyard. NYSEG [ ... ]

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New York needs natural gas, Gov. Cuomo
Posted: April 12th, 2019

In January, the overt struggle between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and natural gas inundated front page news when New York’s major utility, Con Edison, announced plans to implement a moratorium on new natural gas connections in most of Westchester County. Then, just as the moratorium went into effect on March 15, the state offered up a $250 million Hail-Mary funding plan for clean e [ ... ]

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