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Upstate New York Dying as Antis Hold Up Pipelines
Posted: August 16th, 2017

As the debate continues over the DEC approving natural gas pipelines, the people in Upstate New York are being squeezed out and forced to move. Last week’s Monticello DEC hearing on a 7.8 mile Millennium Pipeline loop with a compressor station and upgrades drew the usual pro/anti gas development crowd. Lots of opinions were offered but little technical information the DEC could us [ ... ]

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Northeast Air Quality Rises to New Highs with Natural Gas Use
Posted: August 16th, 2017

Northeast air quality has dramatically improved at the same time as natural gas consumption has similarly risen and it’s no coincidence, of course. A few days ago the EPA came out with a celebratory website of sorts marking the great improvements in the nation’s air quality since the Clean Air Act was enacted. It’s not your typical government report and is well worth perusing. The [ ... ]

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Al Gore can’t deny that his climate crusade involves great suffering
Posted: August 16th, 2017

Alex Epstein The more than seven billion people living in the world today need affordable, abundant energy — and a livable climate — to flourish. But the world’s leading source of energy is also the leading source of increasing greenhouse gases. What to do? This is the vital question Al Gore took on in his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth, and takes on again in his newly released follow-u [ ... ]

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Press Sun Bulletin Op Ed July - Aug 2017
Posted: August 16th, 2017

Last week's  Monticello DEC hearing on a 7.8 mile Millennium Pipeline loop with a compressor station and upgrades drew the usual pro/anti gas development crowd.  Lots of opinions were offered but little technical in [ ... ]

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Trump’s right, Cuomo wrong about the woes of Upstate
Posted: August 16th, 2017

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, left, and Gov. Scott WalkerAP President Trump last week suggested that economically struggling upstate New York residents should be willing to move to areas with better job prospects. This wasn’t exactly an original or outrageous idea — yet it still managed to ruffle feathers among defensive New York officials. Trump’s remark was linked to the announcem [ ... ]

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U.S. Energy Agency to Take on $50 Billion Backlog as Senate Acts
Posted: August 16th, 2017

The main U.S. energy regulator can get back to the business of approving multibillion-dollar natural gas pipelines after the Senate moved to fill two of four vacancies at the long-crippled agency. Senators on Thursday confirmed the nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of Robert Powelson, former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and Neil Chatterjee, a  [ ... ]

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Showdown: Millennium Asks FERC for Permission to Ignore NY DEC
Posted: July 28th, 2017

This is it folks. This is the case that will crush New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s blockade of important pipeline projects in the Empire State.

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Gillibrand, Reed push for National Heritage designation for Finger Lakes
Posted: July 28th, 2017

WATKINS GLEN, NY (WENY) - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tom Reed want the Finger Lakes Region to be named a National Heritage Area. Gillibrand has introduced legislation that would authorize the National Parks Service to take the first step towards designating the region as a National Heritage area. That first step would be to conduct a feasibility study in Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, [ ... ]

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Russia ran campaign against U.S. oil, gas activity
Posted: July 21st, 2017

Russia has been in the news just about every day this year. The top news story recently involves Russia’s involvement in the 2016 Presidential elections, which was highlighted in a Jan. 6 report issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The declassified version of the report, entitled “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections,” included an a [ ... ]

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The False Promises of Renewable Energy
Posted: July 21st, 2017

Editor's Note: This column was authored by Don Lim. At the G20 summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuked President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this year. Investment in renewable energy, however, will not reach the outcome proponents of the Paris Agreement hope for, such as reducing CO2 emissions and environmental impact while [ ... ]

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Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 2015 corruption conviction overturned
Posted: July 21st, 2017Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 2015 corruption conviction overturned

A federal appeals court, citing a Supreme Court ruling from last year, tossed out the corruption conviction of disgraced ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Thursday ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals was quickly followed by acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim’s declaration that Silver would face a retrial. “We look forward to presenting to another jury the evidence of decad [ ... ]

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The committee on science space and technology is conducting over site of what appears to be a concerted effort of Russia
Posted: July 10th, 2017

The committee on science space and technology is conducting over site of what appears to be a concerted effort of Russia to spread disinformation operations against natural gas and fund anti gas groups .   Please see the attachment below.

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Some towns are saying no to wind farms
Posted: July 10th, 2017

Some area towns are doing all they can to prevent large wind farms from blowing into their borders. Clarence and Tonawanda are crafting laws to prohibit all large-scale industrial-sized wind farms that generate power to sell back to the grid. The Tonawanda Planning Board is expected to talk about proposed laws to ban large wind farms at its meeting Wednesday night, July 5. The town "doesn't w [ ... ]

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Stanford Geophysicist: Fracking Is An Environmental Good
Posted: July 10th, 2017

At a debate last week at Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, a top scientist fired back against environmentalists’ claims that hydraulic fracking is dangerous. Mark Zoback, a longtime geophysics professor at Stanford, explained that already, 250,000 fracked wells exist in the United States. Forbes has the write-up: "The assertion that this caused or will s [ ... ]

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Susquehanna County landowners got $1 billion in royalties from Cabot Oil since 2016
Posted: July 10th, 2017

At a recent luncheon held at their corporate headquarters in Dimock, Susquehanna County, officials of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. announced that since 2006 it has paid $1 billion in royalties to landowners in Susquehanna County from its production of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. In addition, landowners received a total of $417 million for gas lease signing bonuses. &nbs [ ... ]

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