Frank Chernega reflects on the NG Advantage zoning decision, the Russian collusion to supply gas to New England and the fruits of Gov. Cuomo’s corruption.
The Town of Fenton Zoning Board of Appeals has turned down the NG Advantage’s proposal to create a proposed virtual natural pipeline (i.e. compressor station and transfer facility). There’s plenty of blame to go around, of course, as there usually is, of course, but, sadly, it’s no surprise NG Advantage lost their zoning bid. The big losers are the businesses and residences that will either get no natural gas or pay a lot more for it in the future.
The anti’s are extremely well funded and always seem to have far more support at meetings than our side. They’re good at protesting and have the time for it. I wonder if Vera Scroggins is a driving force behind much of this and where is she might be getting the funding from? The same holds true for Ray Kemble and Craig Stevens. Where is the travel money alone coming from?
For some reason landowners and others with an interest in natural gas are never motivated enough to raise Cain and counter the antis the way it should be done. Despite me putting up a lot of information on the Joint Landowners Coalition (JLC) Facebook page, this blog, and the JLC website, it never seems to be quite enough to get folks to come out to support natural gas with the same enthusiasm as the antis falsely condemn it. The truth always seems to come in second. Perhaps our side is just too busy trying to economically survive in Upstate New York.
NG Advantage’s seems not to have done their environmental documentation well enough at the front end of their application for the virtual pipeline. This gave a judge the excuse to get involved and forced the company to start over. Had NG Advantage done more homework and approached the project with the idea it would face major opposition (as they should have) this might have never happened. To some extent, they are to blame at least in part for this defeat.
In the long run, however, as people’s energy bills continue to skyrocket in this state, they will either get fed up and start to become activists for gas development or leave the state. Let’s hope it is the former and not the latter.
Unfortunately, the Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin has been a great help to the other side. The following op-ed was sent in by me to the paper on Jan. 29 and to date has not seen the light of day:
“Who’s the high-level U.S. politician colluding with the Russian’s? Trump, right? Wrong! It’s none other than the governor of NY state, Andrew Cuomo.
How can this be when we’ve never seen anything about this in the media
It’s buried in a January 29, 2018 Washington Post news article. Seems like New England is having a big natural gas shortage and are on the verge of freezing, but not to worry as the Russians have come to the rescue with a shipment of liquefied natural gas from their Arctic Yamal facility.
So how is Cuomo to blame? Simple. He and his puppet DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos, who hails from allies of the natural gas hating, but wealthy, Natural Resources Defense Council, have blocked every natural gas pipeline installation that has been attempted in New York state over the past few years, some of which could have transported gas to New England.
Make no mistake, however, Cuomo does love natural gas as shown by the natural gas fired Albany micro – grid he rammed through in May 2017 that will keep the Capital region warm during the winter even though the rest of us rubes in upstate NY might freeze along with our fellow citizens in New England.”
This is not the first time my op-eds have been ignored. The Press disgusts me as they are nothing more than censors and probably are somehow or another being supported in part by the Rockefellers, Park Foundation, or some other super wealthy foundation that is trying, and, apparently succeeding, in killing anything having to do with natural gas in New York. It is also obvious they are running interference for Cuomo as it seems like anytime one of my op-eds goes after him, they decide not to publish. Coincidence? Perhaps. Despite this, I will continue to submit op-eds as it is the best way to reach a large number of people and when they won’t publish, I will publish here.
Let’s all keep up the good fight!
Editor’s Note: According to our buddy Jim Willis, over at Marcellus Drilling News, Cuomo is also now caving to the wealthy extremists on the micro-grids as well, undoubtedly with the intent of sticking New York ratepayers and taxpayers with even higher electricity costs in the form of either rates or taxpayer subsidies. And, people wonder why New York is dating fast and Upstate is dying?
The real collusion taking place between New England officials and Russians to illegally land the latter’s LNG in Boston so local pols (with the support of Cuomo) can say they opposed a pipeline is also no laughing matter. It is, in fact, a matter of national security. How are we supposed to discourage England and France from taking Russian gas and becoming subservient to the big bear, when our own corrupt, dishonest and feckless leaders do the same thing? No pipelines, no NG Advantage, no micro-grid and no leadership as natural gas demand increases every year; just an insatiable desire to pander to political correctness at the expense of every New Yorker.