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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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Here is another warning about Proposition 3
Posted: October 20th, 2017

Here is what you will see on the ballot:  FORM OF SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL NUMBER THREE, AN AMENDMENT Authorizing the Use of Forest Preserve Land for Specified Purposes The proposed amendment will create a land account with up to 250 acres of forest preserve land eligible for use by towns, villages, and counties that have no viable alternative to using forest preserve land to address specifi [ ... ]

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U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Add 500,000 Jobs, $73 Billion to Economy
Posted: October 20th, 2017

The latest estimate from API, the energy trade group, is that increased exports of LNG (liquefied natural gas) over the next 20 years will add nearly 500,000 jobs to the American economy and $73 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Marty Durbin, API’s chief strategy officer, stated, “This report confirms that increasing U.S. LNG exports would bring great benefits to America [ ... ]

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Pipeline planners seek FERC approval
Posted: October 20th, 2017

ALBANY — The stalled Constitution Pipeline project is hoping to get a new lease on life by asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue the approvals it needs to move forward after state regulators rejected its request for needed permits to cross waterways. In documents filed with FERC this week, the pipeline company said the state Department of Environmental Conservation "unreasona [ ... ]

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Challenge to Seneca LPG storage struck down
Posted: October 16th, 2017

Buy Photo (Photo: KELLY GAMPEL / Staff Photo) Crestwood LLC won a policy battle that could bring the Houston-based company a step closer to storing liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in salt caverns near the southwest shores of Seneca Lake.   But pending a final decision from the state’s higher-ups and perhaps the governor himself, the issue is far from settled.  In 2015, activists had s [ ... ]

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Andrew Cuomo’s all-too-telling cheap shot at Preet Bharara
Posted: October 16th, 2017

Getty Images Gov. Cuomo just couldn’t resist taking the cheap shot — no matter how bad it makes him look. The gov was commenting on the federal ruling Tuesday that tossed the corruption convictions of ex-state Sen. Dean Skelos and his son Adam. But Cuomo chose to take aim at the guy who’d won those convictions: former US Attorney Preet Bharara. “Fighting government corrupti [ ... ]

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Now it’s a War on Pipelines
Posted: October 16th, 2017

The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened a new front: a war on pipelines. For years, activists claimed the world was rapidly depleting its oil and natural gas supplies. The fracking revolution (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) obliterated that argument, by sending US oil and gas production to new heights. Indeed, record gas supplies and plummeting gas prices combin [ ... ]

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Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People
Posted: October 10th, 2017

Sustainability (sustainable development) is one of the hottest trends on college campuses, in the news media, in corporate boardrooms, and with regulators. There are three different versions. Real Sustainability involves thoughtful, caring, responsible, economical stewardship and conservation of land, water, energy, metallic, forest, wildlife and other natural resources. Responsible business [ ... ]

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Sad News
Posted: October 10th, 2017

Anna Hein, UALA's Board Member and Treasurer, died last week in Fox Hospital after a sudden turn for the worse following a long decline. She will be sorely missed by her friends, family, and church and all who knew her deep commitment to her community.  She was a unique personality with a strong sense of right and wrong and a willingness to voice her opinion. The sharp tongue sometimes hid t [ ... ]

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Seminole switching to natural-gas garbage trucks
Posted: October 3rd, 2017

Seminole County residents soon will notice that garbage trucks cruising through their neighborhoods sound quieter and belch out less exhaust. That’s because county commissioners recently mandated that Seminole’s two waste-hauling companies replace their aging fleet of diesel garbage trucks with those that run on compressed natural gas, more commonly known as CNG, over the next three year [ ... ]

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U.S. Nuclear Comeback Stalls as Two Reactors Are Abandoned
Posted: October 3rd, 2017 Credit Chuck Burton/Associated Press

The V.C. Summer nuclear project near Jenkinsville, S.C. The owners, Santee Cooper and South Carolina Gas & Electric, announced Monday that they were abandoning two unfinished nuclear reactors rather than than saddle customers with additional costs. CreditChuck Burton/Associated Press   In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities&nbs [ ... ]

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Pressure from utility lobbyists dims future of rooftop solar
Posted: October 3rd, 2017

NEW YORK — Over the past six years, rooftop solar panel installations have seen explosive growth — as much as 900 percent by one estimate. That growth has come to a shuddering stop this year, with a projected decline in new installations of 2 percent, according to projections from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A number of factors are driving the reversal, from saturation in markets like Cali [ ... ]

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SolarCity to pay nearly $30 million fine for allegedly lying to gov’t agents
Posted: September 29th, 2017

One of the largest solar companies in the country must pay tens of millions of dollars in fines to settle allegations it lied to the government to receive federal subsidies. SolarCity, a subdivision of electric vehicle maker Tesla, agreed to pay $29.5 million to resolve allegations the company submitted inflated claims to cash in on a solar stimulus program, the Department of Justice an [ ... ]

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Exxon aims to slash methane emissions
Posted: September 29th, 2017

Exxon Mobil Corp. is rolling out a new program to cut methane emissions at its oil and natural gas drilling operations.   The moves at Exxon come as the Trump administration works to dismantle aggressive methane-reduction regulations that were written by the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department but opposed by much of the oil and gas industry.   [ ... ]

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Hope seen for new natural-gas pipelines
Posted: September 22nd, 2017

RULING: Shifts atmosphere for proposed projects By JOE MAHONEY CNHI State Reporter Sep 21, 2017 ALBANY — A decision by federal regulators to overturn the Cuomo administration's denial of a permit to a natural-gas transmission project could help break the logjam that has ensnared pipeline projects proposed for western New York and the Oneonta region, an energy industry leader said this [ ... ]

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Natgas pipeline builders hail U.S. okay of blocked New York projectv
Posted: September 18th, 2017

(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 Co [ ... ]

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