2 Yrs After Explosion Revolution Pipe in Beaver Co. Begins Repairs

Energy Transfer (ET), builder and operator of the Revolution Pipeline in southwestern Pennsylvania, last week received permission from the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) to reroute a section that “slipped” after record rainfall two years ago, resulting in an explosion in Beaver County.
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Army Corps Reissues NWP12 for Mountain Valley Pipeline in VA, WV

Some fantastic news to share. Last Friday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissued the second of three necessary permits required to finally finish the 92% complete Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project in Virginia and West Virginia. The Army Corps reissued a permit they previously issued (but got overturned by Big Green groups in court), a Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12, allowing the project to cross over or under some 1,000 or so creeks, rivers, and wetlands.
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Ohio AG Files Charges Against FirstEnergy in Nuke Bribery Case

Last week Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a racketeering lawsuit against FirstEnergy, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, and four of Householder’s associates, all related to an alleged $60 million bribery scandal in passing the hugely unpopular House Bill 6 (see FirstEnergy Involved in Bribery Scheme to Pass $1B Nuke Bailout Law). HB 6 gives Energy Harbor, a FirstEnergy subsidiary, $150 million per year for seven years ($1.1 billion) in ratepayer funds to prop up the company’s uneconomic nuclear power plants.
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PA Gov Wolf Vetoes Bill Giving Citizens Say in Carbon Tax Scheme

Last week the extremely unpopular Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, vetoed a bill that would have given all citizens in the Keystone State, via their elected representatives in the state legislature, a say in whether or not the state should join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a huge new $2.4 billion tax on coal and gas-fired power plants that will drive up the cost of electricity dramatically across the state.
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Other Stories of Interest: Mon, Sep 28, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: POGLA Wyoming County meeting tonight – Sept. 28; Under President Trump, America is energy independent; Ohio farmers need natural gas now and in the future; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Cheniere Energy made big financial moves in September; Gavin Newsom’s energy hubris relates directly to “peak oil” predictions; NATIONAL: Devon Energy, WPX in talks to merge; Natural gas will rule the us energy market for decades; AEA supports U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett; Q&A with Harold Hamm on prices, politics, swing producers; INTERNATIONAL: Oil heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia look ready for a showdown.
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