OK, "Dead" may be hyperbole. a "PAUSE" is more like it. Still, it's irrelevant. Put away your party hats. Industry has a backup plan. A couple of weeks ago, as Hillary Clinton was making stump speeches, she famously "came out against Keystone XL pipeline", after years of silence and fence-sitting (as she was selling Fracking to European nations). Now today, the news is that Enbridge will suspend its application. (But the blogosphere is reacting as if it were dead). Guess what? It … [Read more...] about The KXL is Dead! (But that’s irrelevant)
Friends, there are 3 fracked-gas infrastructure projects in NY which are at a critical stage. We really need a lot of eyes looking at 1) Constitution Pipeline, 2) CPV Valley, and 3) Spectra-Algonquin AIM. Let's look at AIM for a minute, a massive 42" high pressure gas pipeline through a densely populated residential neighborhood, and within 105'ft of critical structures at Indian Point, the "most dangerous nuclear power plant in the world". WHAT COULD GO WRONG with this plan?!! … [Read more...] about The Most Critical Safety Issue Facing NY today
Holy Hell-Fire, batman! Have a look at this: Hammon OK Injection Well Explosion. Injection Well Explodes Near Hammon Posted: Jun 26, 2015 10:51 PM EST Updated: Jun 26, 2015 10:51 PM EST HAMMON, Oklahoma - An injection well caught fire Friday and exploded, sending flames and a big column of smoke shooting into the sky. It happened in Hammon in far Western Oklahoma. It's hard to believe from watching the video, but fortunately nobody was hurt. "Just like a can of pork and beans … [Read more...] about Hammon OK Injection Well Kerblammo Spurs Local Economy
I've been looking into the strange eruption at the Indian Hills Golf Course in Lambton County, Ontario, and discovered it might be connected to the Union Gas Dawn Storage field. It's a massive facility, the largest in North America: 157 BCF. I decided to update my Hiroshima Bomb energy equivalent calculations for various natural gas, LPG, and LNG pipelines and storage projects. It ain't pretty. Feel free to check my math. It's a simple conversion from e.g., gas volume into Joules. The 16kt … [Read more...] about How Many HBEs(*) is that? (*=Hiroshima Bomb Equivalent)
WHAT: Rescheduled Energy Planning Board Meeting WHEN: THURSDAY June 25th. 1pm. PEOPLE'S GATHERING AT NOON! WHERE: NYSERDA,17 Columbia Circle, Albany NY 12203 WHY: First meeting was abruptly cancelled. ORIGINAL BLURB, from Keith Schue: Dear friends, We recently learned that the New York Energy Planning Board is holding a public meeting on NEW DATE: THURSDAY, June 25th, 1:00pm at the NYSERDA office in Albany (17 Columbia Circle) to discuss the New York State Energy Plan which will … [Read more...] about Rescheduled Energy Planning Board Meeting THURSDAY!
Ordinarily, we would direct you to download these documents directly from the DEC's website here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.html But the DEC website appears to be down for the last 3 days. So, we've combined the FSGEIS and the response document into a single 2040 page document and uploaded it two additional locations, and provided short links to each. https://www.scribd.com/doc/265654558/NYS-DEC-Final-SGEIS-Hydrofracking-2015-Combined Short link: … [Read more...] about Final SGEIS, alternate download locations
Tree clearing is considered to be "pre-construction" by FERC. (h/t: Alex Lotorto) http://www.law360.com/articles/309079/ferc-greenlights-work-on-257m-pa-pipeline (behind a paywall, but relevant excerpt is below) Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 5:45 PM ET) -- A federal agency on Monday authorized pre-construction tree clearing* in Pennsylvania for a $257 million gas pipeline project by Central New York Oil and Gas Co. LLC and denied a stay requested by environmental groups … [Read more...] about Tree Clearing for “Constitution Pipeline” start date: Feb 16th
Last week began a planned series of blockades against Texas-based Crestwood's gas storage facility under Seneca Lake, which many residents, local governments, and business owners feel is incompatible with the rural nature of this community, known for farming, tourism, and wine. I was there on the first day. This is a video record. A very powerful 9 minute video. More info: http://WeAreSenecaLake.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbvV8cTDy_Q … [Read more...] about We Are Seneca Lake
Today the US Army Corps of Engineers may have dealt the DEATH BLOW to the ill-named "Constitution Pipeline". The application, a joint venture between Cabot Oil and Gas and Williams Companies (and 2 other partners) is ON THE MATT and DOWN FOR THE COUNT! Before we take the boxing metaphor too far, let's break down what really happened...! On 10/15/2014, the following Filing was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington D.C.: Filer: … [Read more...] about USACE delivers TKO to Constitution Pipeline!
Video from gas compressor hearing here http://images.news10now.com/media/2014/10/8/video/17623521_WEB_georgetown_gas_VSV.mp4 URGENT BULLETIN RAPID RESPONSE NEEDED To Proposed Gas Compressor Stations & Pipeline Share this link: http://wp.me/p416jd-9tc This Wed 10/8 -- Georgetown Town Hall in Madison County NY BIG TURNOUT MOST HELPFUL There is a NYAF bulletin from The Sandra at the bottom of this page What: FERC hearing Docket CP14-497 Dominion New Market … [Read more...] about URGENT: Need people at Madison County Wednesday 10/8 FERC Pipeline hearing