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In order for Reed's bill to succeed we need to show our support for it, and I mean NOW! Please print the attached file, complete your information at the bottom, and mail it in to the address at the top of the letter. Have all of your family, friends, and acquaintances do the same. To save postage four such letters can be mailed in one envelope.

 

United States Congressman Tom Reed
89 W. Market Street
Corning, NY 14830

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Cuomo crony spills for leniency deal in corruption probe

The corruption probe of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s two longtime associates has taken a critical turn with Todd Howe, onetime lobbyist and longtime Cuomo family confidant, signing a “cooperation agreement’’ with US Attorney Preet Bharara, a source close to the investigation told The Post.

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Renewable energy still needs natural gas back-up
Posted: August 23rd, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

A recent study from a prestigious economic research organization concludes what many energy industry officials have long said: Expansion of intermittent wind and solar power stills need backup from electricity generated by natural gas. The Massachusetts-based National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which over the years has been associated with 25 Nobel Prize winners in economics, recently pu [ ... ]

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Turns out wind and solar have a secret friend: Natural gas
Posted: August 17th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

We’re at a time of deeply ambitious plans for clean energy growth. Two of the U.S.’s largest states by population, California and New York, have both mandated that power companies get fully 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. Only, there’s a problem: Because of the particular nature of clean energy sources like solar and wind, you can&rs [ ... ]

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Moniz: Fracking has been good for the environment
Posted: August 17th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

The oil and gas boom is reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday. "The increased production of oil and natural gas in the United States has, obviously, been a major story in terms of our economy, and also our environment," Moniz said at a field hearing in Seattle convened by Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natur [ ... ]

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**Video New Solar Research Raises Climate Questions, Triggers Attacks
Posted: August 11th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

If even one tenth of this comes to pass, New York State is going to need a lot more natural gas, fuel oil and propane, not to mention coal and wood fired heating systems. JLCpulse   Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the Sun. If correct, this new discovery means that future solar cycles and vari [ ... ]

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Cuomo crony spills for leniency deal in corruption probe
Posted: August 11th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

The corruption probe of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s two longtime associates has taken a critical turn with Todd Howe, onetime lobbyist and longtime Cuomo family confidant, signing a “cooperation agreement’’ with US Attorney Preet Bharara, a source close to the investigation told The Post.

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Williams Has the Edge in Constitution Gas Pipeline Permit Case
Posted: August 9th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

Williams Partners LP and its co-developers in the $925 million Constitution natural gas pipeline are favored to prevail in one of two legal challenges to New York’s opposition to the project, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. The developers argument that the project can go forward even as permits are pending before the state favors “a company win,” Bloomberg Intelligence [ ... ]

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Andrew Cuomo just raised your electric bill
Posted: August 9th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

Call it the Make-Andrew-Look-Good Tax: a new bump in electric bills OK’d by the Public Service Commission on Monday. Officially, it’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “zero-emission credits” for electricity, meant to support non-fossil-fuel energy sources. In reality, it’s a bailout for financially struggling upstate nuclear power plants.

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Pricey NY nuclear plan to get vote
Posted: August 3rd, 2016 | Author: JLCpulse

Folks we are all about to pay the price for our Albany legislative and administrative blindness  and ignorance of the facts about part time energy generation on the backs of the rate payers. JLCpulse By Jon Campbell in Pressconnects.com 7/29/2016 ALBANY — A key state board on Monday is set to consider a pricey subsidy for nuclear power plants that could amount to several billion dolla [ ... ]

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U.S. frackers surprise themselves as tweaks keep adding barrels
Posted: August 3rd, 2016 | Author: JLCpulse

  By Terry Wade and Ernest Scheyder in Reuters 8/3/2016 HOUSTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Nimble U.S. shale oil producers continue to show an uncanny ability to squeeze more and more crude from new wells, allowing them to do more with less as they try to weather another dip in oil prices to $40 a barrel. Comments from Noble Energy, Devon Energy and Occidental Petroleum on Wednesday were significa [ ... ]

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The Fracking Evolution: Better, Safer, Stronger
Posted: July 29th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

About two-thirds of U.S. natural gas production and about half of U.S. oil production currently comes from hydraulically fractured wells. Fracking is an essential process in the U.S. oil and gas extraction process that has enabled the country to become self-sufficient in its hydrocarbon needs. The fracking industry is currently at a critical moment, facing reduced spending and increased environmen [ ... ]

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FERC extends Constitution Pipeline construction 2 more years
Posted: July 29th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

Dive Brief: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted developers of the Constitution Pipeline an additional two years to complete construction, recognizing delays in New York where rejection of a water permit pushed back development, SNL Energy reports.  Williams, Cabot Oil & Gas, Piedmont Natural Gas and WGL Holdings have all partnered to connect Appalachi [ ... ]

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House GOP subpoenas Dem state AGs in Exxon climate probe
Posted: July 26th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

House Republicans are sending subpoenas to two Democratic state attorneys general, accusing them of trying to intimidate climate change skeptics.

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American Manufacturing, Re-energized
Posted: July 26th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

Think the days of U.S. manufacturing are numbered and that our nation's economy is becoming so-called service-based? Not so fast. In fact, U.S. manufacturing has been at the forefront of the nation's economic recovery with strong growth in output and employment, and a large part of the reason is an abundance of low-cost natural gas due to America's shale revolution. Thanks to the power of i [ ... ]

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Rebekah Vicknair: Fracking is not polluting wells
Posted: July 26th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

University of Colorado researchers have determined that "Virtually all of the methane found in groundwater supplies in northeastern Colorado is naturally occurring." They released these findings on July 11. Their study spanned 25 years and found that "microbially generated methane, rather than high-volume hydraulic fracturing, is the primary source of dissolved methane in that region's groundwater [ ... ]

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Voice of the Reader: Asthma, fracking link dubious
Posted: July 26th, 2016 | Author: Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

To the editor: The Southern Illinoisan recently published an Associated Press story on a Johns Hopkins University study that suggests fracking causes asthma attacks. The fact that the AP story was widely reprinted is unfortunate, considering the Chicago-based reporter failed to ask the researchers some important questions. For instance, if fracking has been causing asthma flare-ups in  [ ... ]

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