EV Owners Enjoy Privileges at the Expense of Taxpayers

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  
 

EV owners are grabbing Federal and State tax dollars so wealthier folks can drive politically correct cars that run mostly on natural gas, but it’s dumb.

It’s Infrastructure Week, and one of the few things that Americans can agree upon is that the country’s infrastructure needs to be updated and expanded. But the eternal question of “who pays?” has created a divide in state and federal lawmakers between those who want to start charging electric vehicle (EV) owners for their use of the nation’s roads and those who want to continue—or even expand—EV owners’ unfair privileges.

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NESE Rejection by Andrew Cuomo Raises Key Questions

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.
Flaster Greenberg PC

 

The NESE rejection by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s DEC raises a whole host of serious questions about economic growth, bond ratings and the future of New York City.

At 8:30 p.m. yesterday, the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation rejected Williams Corporation’s proposal for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) natural gas pipeline. Citing potential water contamination from the project, which mostly would run into New York Bay, the DEC refused to issue the required Section 401 Clean Streams Certification. Continue reading

Susquehanna Students Get Up-Close and Personal with Heavy Equipment

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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Susquehanna students from all the county climbed onto and into big rigs, buses and emergency vehicles on Vehicular Career Day to learn what it’s all about.

More than 400 fifth graders from school districts across Susquehanna County climbed into big rigs, buses, and emergency vehicles on May 8 as part of the annual Vehicular Career Day coordinated by the Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium (NTIEC). The event, which took place under mostly sunny skies at the Harford Fair Grounds, is geared to open the minds of school children who are just starting to gain an awareness that they will one day need to work for a living.

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Pennsylvania Supremes Deal Major Blow to Environmental Rights Abuse

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Our Pennsylvania Supremes have handed a major defeat to radicals such as the Delaware Povertykeeper on the heavily abused Environmental Rights Amendment.

The Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper wasn’t part of this case but, you can be sure there was crying in their natural gas heated offices in Bristol over a recent decision that dealt a serious blow to Environmental Rights Amendment abuse.

Maya Rossum van Rossum has been attempting to leverage the language of the Amendment against the natural gas industry. She even wrote a book about it and has participated in numerous attempts to turn into a tool forcing communities to outlaw natural gas development, including the Gorsline case where some folks that she had scored, although I didn’t. It turns out I was correct, as the Pennsylvania Supremes have completely a similar attempt to claim natural gas development is industrialization that cannot be permitted much of anywhere.

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Trade Unions and Public Housing Lose Out to the NRDC with Cuomo

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Trade unions and public housing residents just found out where Gov. Cuomo’s political priorities are. He put the NRDC gang’s interest way ahead of theirs.

Well, it turns out Mayor Bill de Blasio was just trying not to be outdone in opposing the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project. I had hopes he was trying to position himself against Governor Corruptocrat by coming out against the NESE at the last minute. Those hopes were dashed, though, when Cuomo made his very political decision and chose the NRDC gang over the interests of trade unions, public housing residents and those trying to build an economic future and clean the air in the New York City metro area. He did so yesterday and it was a farce.

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National Grid and Williams Say Today Is the Day for Cuomo to Choose

Johnny Williams
Bradford County Writer

 

National Grid is facing record natural gas demand. It and Williams are telling Governor Corruptocrat today is the day for choosing reality or fantasy.

Reality is often a loathsome foe misidentified and labeled as nothing more than an inconvenience for NIMBYs and anti-natural gas folks of the world, and Monday proved no different in the state of New York.

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Free Speech and Energy Policy Threatened by Cyber Censors

global warmingPaul Driessen
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

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Free speech on climate issues and a lot of other issues is increasingly threatened by our new media, which has a totalitarian impulse to control everything.

Throughout history despots had effective ways of reducing dissension in the ranks. Inquisitors burned heretics. Nazi’s burned books – before taking far more extreme measures. Soviets employed famines, gulags, salt mines and executions. ChiComs and other tyrants starved, jailed and murdered millions.

Today’s Green New Dealers and their allies have mapped out their own totalitarian strategies.

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de Blasio Opposes NESE Pipeline, Increasing Chances of Approval

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Bill de Blasio, New York City’s essentially communist Mayor just gave the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project a big boost by declaring opposition.

Bill de Blasio just announced he’s opposing the Williams NESE pipeline project that would help alleviate New York’s gas shortage. He’s chosen the fractivist cause over the interests of his public housing residents. Why? Because he, too, wants to be President and knows there’s no money to run without choosing causes likely to produce special interest political donations from the gentry class. He’s only a man of the poor when he needs their votes. Right now, he needs money to launch a national campaign. That can only come from wealthy trust-funders who value leisure interests and moral preening above everything else.

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What Will Mariner East and Energy Transfer Opponents Say About This?

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Energy Transfer, developer of the Mariner East pipelines, is the target of many a Southeast Pennsylvania demagogue, but how are they going to handle this?

Energy Transfer owns Sunoco Logistics, which has developed the Mariner East pipelines. It has taken an incredible amount of abuse from Southeastern Pennsylvanian politicians hoping to foment as much discontent as possible. They have aimed, of course, to place themselves at the center of it as warrior rescuers. Every conceivable opportunity to trash the pipelines and the companies has been pursued. But, Energy Transfer has just made life more difficult for its enemies and a whole lot better for some other very special people.

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William Penn Foundation Funders Left Quite An Environmental Legacy

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The William Penn Foundation was created by the Haas family of Rohm & Haas, which became part of the DowDupont conglomerate and left a chemical trail.

No group has done more to undermine the welfare of Delaware River basin landowners and those who have to make a living in the upper basin, than the William Penn Foundation. It has been the single biggest enabler of the odious Delaware Povertykeeper operation. It funded the phony research that allowed the DRBC to pretend it was working on gas drilling regulations when it was sitting on them. It throws money at the Clean Air Council and any number of other extremist groups intent on stopping gas drilling, pipelines and other economic progress. It partners with the Rockefellers to do land grabs. But, there’s another environmental legacy, too, regarding the founders of the William Penn Foundation.

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