Tagged Environment and Climate

Antis Pressure Virginia DEQ to Delay or Deny Permits for 2 Pipelines

Anti-fossil fuelers, aided and abetted by liberal local media, continues the drumbeat to pressure the Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality to either block, or greatly slow down, approvals needed to build both the $5 billion, 594-mile Dominion Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project and the $3.5 billion, 301-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Both pipelines start in…

Wild-Eyed Eric Schneiderman Takes Russian Oil Money?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   It’s hard to imagine a more despicable demagogic pol than Eric Schneiderman, New York’s wild-eyed Attorney General and NRDC shill. But, Russian oil money? Eric Schneiderman may be the nastiest, most under-handed politician in America. He promotes and does the dirty work of the NRDC gang. He harasses tiny…

Constitution Case Ensures NY More Winters of High Energy Prices

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   The Constitution Pipeline was denied in court, questioning how long will NY continue making pipelines a political issue and forcing energy prices higher? The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC’s appeal of the refusal by the New York Department of…

Ohio Inaugurates a New Natural Gas Plant

The Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) opened for business in Ohio on August 21, 2017. Governor John Kasich of Ohio visited OCEC to join the ceremonial ribbon-cutting as the facility came to life, adding 870 megawatts of power to the grid. The combined-cycle natural gas fired plant is officially the most environmentally friendly power plant…

Court Rejects Constitution Pipe’s Case Against NY DEC; Now What?

In a disappointing, but perhaps not all that unexpected decision (full copy below), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday ruled against the Constitution Pipeline and their lawsuit against the Cuomo-corrupted New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The DEC dithered, for years, on a decision about whether or not to…

Shale Gas News – August 19, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about pipelines, Utica wells, Cabot Oil & Gas and much more last week. Great news, the Shale Gas News is growing to THREE stations! We will…

Why Are Fractivists Ignoring Solar Panel Wastes?

Institute for Energy Research …. ….   As government massively subsidizes solar energy, no one, especially not fractivists, is paying any attention to solar panel waste issues, which are serious. Solar panel waste will become a major issue in the coming decades as old solar panels reach the ends of their useful lifespans and require…

Constitution Pipeline developers lose federal appeal

The developers behind the proposed 121-mile Constitution Pipeline lost another bid to bring natural gas into New York after a federal court of appeals Friday dismissed its lawsuit challenging the state’s decision to block the project. The investors and gas companies behind the project sought to spend $875 million to build a pipeline between northeastern…

The Legal Dance Between States and FERC in Pipeline Approvals

MDN has enthusiastically covered the story of Millennium Pipeline’s challenge of the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) refusal to (so far) grant a federal Clean Water Act stream crossing permit for a short, 7.8-mile pipeline from Millennium to natgas-fired electric plant currently under construction in Orange County, NY. States are given a year…

Corrosive Use of Legal System Attempts to Stop M-U Pipelines

Constant frivolous lawsuits against legal, legitimate businesses performing a valuable service for society is having a corrosive effect on our legal system. That’s the thought that hit MDN as we read, yet again, about lawsuits and actions against pipelines in Virginia and West Virginia. In Virginia, radicals from the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League are…

Nuverra Environmental Exits Chapter 11, $500M Debt Magically Gone

Nuverra Environmental Solutions (formerly Heckmann) is one of the largest companies in the United States that handles transportation and disposal of shale drilling wastewater and leftover rock and dirt from drilling. The company has major operations in the Marcellus/Utica region. In January 2016, the company, going through tough economic times, was de-listed from the New…

Hard Lesson: Some in Pipeline Industry Play Into Enemy Hands

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   The pipeline industry has received a hard lesson about how not to play into the hands of its most vicious enemies who saw opportunity and grasped it. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a modern day Dante, seems intent on inflicting on his people ever deeper stages of…

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