NGSA, API Take Aim at New York’s Plan to Favor Nukes over NatGas

It seems like since Donald Trump was elected, the far-left loons of the Democrat Party have become unhinged. Nowhere is that more apparent than New York State, with it’s corrupt governor, Andrew Cuomo. When it comes to oversight of the nation’s electric grid, and interstate pipeline infrastructure, the law is clear: The federal government, specifically the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is numero uno. Individual states cannot just willy-nilly decide they will horn in on how energy companies are incentivized–and they cannot use regulations to change the nature of power generation within their borders, because of the interconnected nature of electric power. Yet that is precisely what the lawless Cuomo is attempting to do in the Empire State. Via the NY Public Service Commission, Cuomo has set up a program called the Zero Emissions Credits (ZEC) program to subsidize nuclear power at the expense of fossil fuels, like natural gas. He’s trying to make it uncompetitive and expensive for natural gas to generate electricity in the state. An industry group sued to overturn ZEC, but a liberal judge for the US District Court for southern New York stuck up for Cuomo’s cockamamie plan (no surprise there). The case has been appealed and the Natural Gas Supply Association and American Petroleum Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the appeal against ZEC. It’s a loooong brief–40 pages. We have it below…

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