NH PUC Grants Liberty Utilities Final Approval to Buy Gas from NED

nprIt’s kind of funny to hear anti-drilling liberal NPR reporters interview each other and present it as news. Hilarious, in fact. They do their dead-level best to sound objective (which they aren’t) and knowledgeable (which they sometimes are) and haughty (which they always are). Here’s what precipitated the latest round of self-interviews. In July, MDN told you that the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) had given preliminary approval to Liberty Utilities (a NH utility company) to purchase firm capacity on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct extension of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (see Kinder Morgan Scores Important Victory in NH to Build NED Pipeline). Late Friday, the PUC gave their final approval, so it’s now a 100% done deal. If the pipeline gets built, one of the customers will be Liberty Utilities. And that’s a big problem for anti-fossil fuel nutters whose strategy has been to get deals like the Liberty Utilities deal blocked–thereby denying Kinder the customers they need to build the pipeline. With no one to talk to but themselves, the NPR “reporters” discussed this latest development and what it may mean for the anti-fossil fuelers in New England who oppose it…

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