Canadian Rail System and Premier Threatened by Pipeline Activists

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC The Canadian rail system is in chaos thanks to pipeline activists and boy premier who hasn’t got a clue what to do it seems. Is the U.S. a target as well? People in the United States who wonder how far pipeline protests can go, and how disruptive they can be,

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – December 29, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. Fossil Fuels Essential to Middle Class Prosperity Joe Biden’s loose comment about being willing to destroy oil and gas jobs for

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Middle East Turmoil Continues and We Barely Notice: Thank Fracking

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC Middle East turmoil never seems to end, but one part of it has concluded thanks to fracking: the impacts on Americans who are now independent of it. Last week, the governments of both Lebanon and Iraq resigned. Seemingly organically, large protests erupted in both countries cutting across the ethnic divide.

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PG&E California Blackouts – Do They Portend Our Energy Future?

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC PG&E California blackouts, intentional, tell us so much about what is wrong with that state’s energy policies and those planned for us by anti-gas folks. Pacific Gas and Electric provided its customers in northern California with a glimpse of the future last week. Due to extremely dry conditions coupled with the

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Unilateral Energy Disarmament Is No Security Strategy for the U.S.

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC The folly of the unilateral energy disarmament being practiced on the West Coast and in New England shows the U.S. is being made less secure by fractivism. Two attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz have set the energy world, and the world at large, on edge. It

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Oregon Fracking Ban? The Left Coast Better Take Heed of the Risks

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC Is an Oregon fracking ban about to happen? Do residents of the Left Coast have the slightest idea what they are risking or what the downsides might be?. By a vote of 17-11, the Oregon State Senate last week passed a five-year moratorium on fracking in that State. The Senate

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NESE Rejection by Andrew Cuomo Raises Key Questions

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC The NESE rejection by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s DEC raises a whole host of serious questions about economic growth, bond ratings and the future of New York City. At 8:30 p.m. yesterday, the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation rejected Williams Corporation’s proposal for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE)

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New York City to Face Consequences of Cuomo Pipeline Decision

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC We’re getting to a decision on the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project. A Cuomo pipeline decision will have profound consequences for New York City. While little noticed outside of the energy industry, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is about to make one of the seminal decisions of his tenure. Before

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What Was West Virginia’s Governor Thinking? Coal?

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC West Virginia’s Governor vetoed a strong bipartisan supported bill to plug up nearly 4000 abandoned oil and natural gas wells. Why? To support coal?  West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made one of the most curious gubernatorial moves in recent years recently, when he vetoed a bill that would have directed

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