Al Gore Calls Atlantic Coast Pipe Compressor Station “Racist”

The race-baiting, bloated old windbag Al Gore has popped up again, coming out of his massive fossil fuel-powered mansion, traveling to Virginia via fossil fuel-powered motorcade, sitting in a fossil fuel-heated church with a handful of black folks to pronounce Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s plan to build a compressor station nearby is “reckless” and a “vivid example of environmental racism.”
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Fed Court Rejects Anti Attempt to Emasculate FERC, Block MVP

Finally some good news in our war against the forces of evil (i.e. Big Green). The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected a lawsuit by Big Green groups that would have blocked Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and, as a bonus, would have emasculated the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision-making ability for all pipeline projects.
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End of the Road for Sisters of the Corn re Atlantic Sunrise Pipe

The Sisters of the Corn (our name for the a group of leftist nuns in Lancaster County, PA) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case in which they claim their religious freedom has been trampled by Williams running a pipeline (Atlantic Sunrise) across their property. The case came up for consideration with the Supremes and they declined to hear it, meaning it’s the end of the road for the Sisters and the green group backing them.
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Nova Scotia Indians Shake Down a 2nd LNG Export Project

Earlier this month MDN brought you the news that one of two active LNG export projects in Nova Scotia had agreed to pay (off) an undisclosed amount of money to the The Mi’kmaq (pronounced mic-mac) indigenous peoples of Nova Scotia (i.e. Indians), a payment of which means the Indians will leave them alone so they can build their facility and not face endless lawsuits (see Pieridae Energy Pays Off Nova Scotia Indians to Allow LNG Plant). It’s just happened again.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Feb 20, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Potter County water quality work group hears of gas well citations; PA PUC seeks to double pipeline safety inspectors next 5 years; Rep. Jon Fritz goes to bat in fight for landowners rights; GAIL puts U.S. LNG cargo up for sale; $22M New York facility could turn food waste to natural gas; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Mass. missing out on cheap green gas; NATIONAL: Natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables; How “Industry 4.0” is reshaping oil and gas recruitment.
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