Global Warming Theology Enabled the Constitution Demise

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Williams fumbled the ball, the NRDC gang knifed the project and Cuomo strangled it with lawsuits, but heretical global warming theology enabled it all.

There’s a ton of blame to go around for the demise of the Constitution Pipeline. There’s no question Williams badly fumbled the ball while passing it back and forth with New York State’s DEP, not realizing the agency was completely under the thumb of the nation’s most blatantly political governor. It used and abused over and over again, although it did a nice job legally once it finally got into Federal court where it should have been after one year. We can also rightly complain about Williams giving up after they had essentially won legally, thus throwing the industry as a whole, not to mention the Upstate supporters, to other wolves.

We can also fault DEP staff, Governor Corruptocrat and the NRDC gang, all of whom contributed to the demise of the Constitution Pipeline. But, what enabled this sellout of Upstate? Well, it was the cover provided by global warming theology, which appeals to urban New Yorkers and they are the huge majority. I’m not talking about climate change science because that works for us. We’ve done more to lower CO2 emissions and clean the air than anything else. How many times do have to prove it? No, global warming theology is the half-baked, throughly unscientific balderdash we saw touted in the New York Times late last year, where it served as an excuse to appease the special interests who killed the Constitution.

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Fossil Fuels Advocacy Alarms Hyper-Sensitive Alarmists

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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Fossil fuel opponents are losing it because Alex Epstein is making the moral case for those fossil fuels; hyper-sensitive alarmists can’t handle debate.

Emily Atkin, formerly at The New Republic, has a blog site, Heated, “a newsletter for people who are pissed off about the climate crisis.” How pleasant!

One of her posts caught my eye: a hit piece on Chevron and, indirectly, Alex Epstein, the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.

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Africa Energy Situation and Future Suffers from NGO Condescension

Steve Heins
Energy Consultant, Business Writer and Practical Environmentalist
“The Practical Environmentalist and Word Merchant”

 

Africa is making progress but the condescension of NGOs and supposed world leadership toward the continent is reflected in politically correct energy help.

Steven Lyazi, a college student from Uganda wrote a piece on this site back in 2017 pointing out Africa didn’t need politically correct green energy so much as real energy in the form of electric power plants that build upon the continent’s plentiful natural resources, including natural gas. Unsurprisingly, international foundations, environmental NGOs, the European Union, WHO, the World Bank, the IMF and the UN have been more enamored with central planning, doling out their environmental and technological genius like “benevolent dictator.”

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Cuomo Proposes to Shove Renewables Onto Your Town, Like Them or Not

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

The New York Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act is the Andrew Cuomo plan to put an industrial solar or wind facility in your yard.

On February 21, 2020 New York governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a 30-day budget amendment that will “streamline the process for environmentally responsible and cost-effective siting of large-scale renewable energy projects across the state”. The proposed legislation, if adopted, will create a new Office of Renewable Energy Permitting to streamline the consenting process for large-scale projects across New York.  This post addresses this latest hypocritical over-reach of the Cuomo Administration.

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Constitution Pipeline Dies at the Hands of NRDC Gang and Mad Governor

Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Well, the Constitution Pipeline is apparently dead for now, thanks to special interests and a mad corrupt governor who hates Upstate New York with a passion.

Last week we told you the good news that Williams recently re-filed an application with the New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection to build one of two critical northeastern pipeline projects–called the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project. Today we bring you the sad news that Williams has given up on building a second, long-delayed project to flow natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania into central New York, called the Constitution Pipeline.

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Construction Workers on the Mariner East Paid Dearly for DEP Delays

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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When DEP overreacted and shut down work on the Mariner East and other Energy Transfer projects it threw construction workers and their interests to the wind.

The moratorium on Mariner East pipeline construction hurt construction workers badly. It’s only now starting to be lifted here and there with DEP permits to proceed with finishing the project after more than a year of delay. There was no reason other than political correctness for the delay and it is our friends in the trades; construction workers simply trying to put food on the table for their families who have paid the price for Wolf Administration pandering to NIMBYs and green faced nincompoops.

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Shale Gas News – February 22, 2020

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about Biomass, natural gas production, compressor station cyber attack and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had George Stark, Director, External Affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas. We also replayed some interviews from the recent State of American Energy Event put on by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

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NYSERDA Plan Could Add $200/Month Each in Electric and Gas Costs

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

NYSERDA plans to implement Andrew Cuomo’s climate ideas for New York could add costs to residential customer of $200/month each for electricity or gas.

Alicia Barton, President & CEO of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the release of NYSERDA’s 2020-2023 Strategic Outlook which is their overview of their plans for the next several years.  This is important because the plan to implement the aspirational Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) is supposed to be developed in this timeframe and NYSERDA staff will undoubtedly play an important role in that effort.  This post provides an overview of this report and costs.  Subsequent posts will address NYSERDA’s missions in more detail.

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NESE, Thought Dead, Rises from the Depths of Loch Jersey

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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If you NESE was dead and all we’d ever see is a corpse on the New Jersey shore, you were wrong. The project is very much alive and again in front of NJ-DEP.

NESE lives. Many thought it was dead and had sunk to the bottom of Raritan Bay to feed the fishes, but then a new revised application was quietly filed with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection last month.

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