Ruling Stands: States have 1 Calendar Yr to Review Water Permits

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear a case that challenged a ruling in the Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe case–a ruling/case that has HUGE implications for Williams’ Constitution Pipeline running through New York State. The Supreme Court rejection is a crushing defeat for Big Green groups Trout Unlimited and California Trout, and very good news for the Constitution project.
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Radical Dems Make Another Run at Forcing NY to Divest Fossil Fuels

In what is at least the second (maybe third or fourth) serious attempt, radical Democrats in the New York State legislature have floated a bill that would force NY’s public employee pension fund to completely divest any stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. Are NY retirees ready to take a $1 TRILLION hit in their wallets if it happens?
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Is NESE Pipeline to NYC Dead? Williams Withdraws Final NJ Permit

In October, MDN reported that Williams had temporarily withdrawn three of four applications with the New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to build its Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline project to offshore Long Island (see Williams Withdraws NESE Pipe Permit in NJ, Resubmit Soon). In September NJDEP gave Williams an extra month with the permits (see Williams Gets Extra Month to Refile NESE Pipeline Permits in NJ). Williams said it would refile the three permits “in the next few days.” Never happened. Now the company has pulled the fourth NJ permit.
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NY Post: Andrew Cuomo Stands with America’s Energy Enemies

We know, we know! You’re tired of MDN hammering man-child Andrew Cuomo, the tinpot dictator who styles himself “governor” of New York State, over his role in blocking pipelines and causing a natgas shortage crisis in the greater New York City area. But stick with us. If you read MDN (and Tom Shepstone’s Natural Gas Now website) you will have read all of the arguments in a blow-the-doors off article appearing in the New York Post, written by Bob McManus, former editorial page editor for the Post.
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Cuomo Now Threatening to End Con Edison’s NatGas Franchise

When bullies get away with their bullying, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done with natural gas utility National Grid (see Andrew “Don Corleone” Cuomo Extorts National Grid, Wins Pipe Battle), they turn around look for more “marks” to bully. That’s how bullies behave. That’s how Cuomo is behaving since his big “win” in bullying National Grid to give up on its plan to get new gas supplies via pipeline. As we told you last week, sometimes the bad guys win. This is one of those times.
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Andrew “Don Corleone” Cuomo Extorts National Grid, Wins Pipe Battle

Sometimes the bad guy wins. That’s life. It’s just happened in New York State. National Grid has caved–bowing to the extortion demands of an autocratic governor (Cuomo) in order to stay in business. New York’s system of justice is now fully, completely, 100% corrupted by Cuomo. A very sad day here in New York. Cuomo has claimed victory over National Grid and any other utility that would dare to challenge his autocratic, dictatorial authority in the state by getting National Grid to not only give up its demand for a new pipeline (Northeast Supply Enhancement, NESE) to provide natural gas supplies, but to actually pay a $36 million fine (i.e. bribe) in order to stay in business. Democracy is gone. Hello tyranny.
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NY AG’s Prosecution of ExxonMobil Falls Apart – Case Dismissed?

New York’s Attorney General has viciously gone after ExxonMobil in state court hoping to prove the company knew, for years, that burning its oil and gas would lead to so-called man-made global warming and eventually kill the planet. And, says the AG, Exxon covered it up from investors because someday their stock will be worthless when everyone finds out, and they don’t want investors to know about it just yet. The AG is trying to prove the company has engaged in securities fraud–and that case is collapsing, near to having all charges dismissed.
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Long Island Gas Moratorium Blocks “Hundreds of Millions” in Projs

We previously told you New York Gov. Andrew “man-child” Cuomo is getting desperate in his bid to deflect blame from himself for his own actions in blocking new natural gas supplies to the New York City/Long Island area. He’s so desperate he threatened utility company National Grid with kicking them out of the state and giving their franchise to another company (see Psychotic Cuomo to Cancel National Grid Gas Franchise in 2 Weeks). Cuomo gave National Grid a deadline of next Monday to hook up all remaining requests for natural gas service or else. Why is the man-child so desperate? Because of stories like the one below that say, “National Grid’s moratorium on new natural gas hookups has stalled hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of local development and pushed some businesses to build projects off Long Island.” Cuomo doesn’t like the deserved label: economic hit man.
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Antis Go Criminal – 29 Arrested for Blocking Work on NY Power Plant

Anti-fossil fuel nutters who so often turn to criminal activity in the name of “protecting” the planet have struck again–this time at the Cricket Valley Energy Center in Dutchess County, NY. The natural gas-fired power plant is nearing completion and with every rivet punched and bolt that gets turned, it drives the nutters even more insane than they already are. Some 29 protesters, some of them not local, were arrested by Dutchess County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday for blocking the entrance to the facility. Four of them climbed a 275-foot smokestack to hang banners. We have the names and ages of all 29 who broke the law.
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National Grid Struggles to Respond to Cuomo’s Petulant Demands

Acting like a petulant baby whose binky was taken out of his mouth, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to put giant natural gas utility National Grid out of business in New York State by canceling their franchise, their right to operate, and giving it to another company (see Psychotic Cuomo to Cancel National Grid Gas Franchise in 2 Weeks). Why? Because Cuomo himself denied National Grid new supplies of natural gas via pipelines, causing National Grid to ban new customers from connecting from fear there won’t be enough gas (their downstate territory covers all of Long Island and parts of New York City). The political fallout from the ban has been swift and harsh–against Cuomo. So he blames the victim (National Grid) instead of himself. How is National Grid handling the crisis?
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Psychotic Cuomo to Cancel National Grid Gas Franchise in 2 Weeks

Man-child Andrew Cuomo, “governor” of New York State, is a truly desperate man. And desperate, corrupt politicians like Cuomo do desperate, mean, vicious and corrupt things–especially to protect their own backsides. Cuomo is following through on a recent threat he made to de-certify National Grid’s natural gas utility service that serves all of Long Island and parts of New York City. Just take it away from National Grid and (very corruptly) give it to another company (no doubt with lots of kickbacks to Cuomo’s campaign to follow).
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NY AG Case Against Exxon “Knowing” About Global Warming Collapsing

New York’s Attorney General has viciously gone after ExxonMobil in state court hoping to prove the company knew, for years, that burning its oil and gas would lead to so-called man-made global warming and eventually kill the planet. And, says the vicious AG, Exxon covered it up from investors because someday their stock will be worthless when everyone finds out, and they don’t want investors to know about it just yet. The AG is trying to prove the company has engaged in securities fraud.
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Battle Begins to Build Another NatGas Electric Plant Near NYC

Before environmentalist wackos got really wacko in opposing *anything* remotely related to natural gas, including gas-fired powered plants, Competitive Power Ventures got their 680-megawatt CPV Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda (Orange County), NY approved and (eventually) built and online (see CPV Marcellus-Fired Elec Plant in Orange County Now Online!). Valley Energy Center encountered a LOT of resistance near the end, including some from Gov. Cuomo himself, who tried to get the already-operating plant shut down (see Judge Refuses to Shut Down Orange County, NY Gas-Fired Plant). Now the nearby Town of Newburgh (also in Orange County) wants to retire an old gas-fired power plant and build a new one right next to it. The wackos are already in overdrive against the Danskammer Energy project.
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Cuomo Goes Berserk, Seeks to Cancel National Grid’s Gas Franchise

Andrew Cuomo is a desperate man. There’s nothing as dangerous as a cornered leftist politician whose policies have been revealed to cause pain and suffering for the very people he’s supposed to serve. That’s what has happened to man-child Andy–and desperate politicians who have been exposed for all to see do crazy things. In Andy’s case, he goes berserk. Cuomo has instructed his own state Public Service Commission (PSC) to look for ways to revoke the operating license of utility company National Grid, which supplies natural gas to all of Long Island (and the NYC boroughs that sit on Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens). Why?
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Cuomo Now Blames His Own PSC for NYC Gas Shortage

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, is not only pathetic, he’s transparent. Over the past few weeks multiple people have criticized Cuomo for his no-new-pipeline policies that have lead to pain and suffering for some New York City and Long Island residents who cannot connect to natural gas because of a coming shortage. The New York Post, Wall Street Journal and other media outlets have piled on. So too have President Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. All in the past seven days! What does little Andy do? Blame shift.
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EPA’s Wheeler Rips into Cuomo, Pipe Veto “Worst Enviro Decision”

Andrew Cuomo, the man-child governor of New York, is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Or week. For the past few weeks the New York Post has repeatedly hammered Cuomo over his decision to block the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline project that would bring critical new supplies of natgas to Long Island and New York City. The Wall Street Journal also joined in by hammering Cuomo over the same issue, pointing out Cuomo is to blame for thousands of utility customers of National Grid who now cannot connect, yet Cuomo is forcing National Grid to add them anyway (see WSJ Editorial Board Blasts NY Gov. Cuomo for Bullying National Grid).
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