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Time to step up our game

Time to step up our game

There is a touching story about a dying astronaut who plans to spend his remaining time on earth fighting global warming for his only grandchild. Piers Sellers visited the International Space Station three times and took twice as many spacewalks. His extraterrestrial perspective coupled with his science background helped him recognize how “climate change is […]

Why some “green” energy projects are not sustainable for Coos County

Why some “green” energy projects are not sustainable for Coos County

During a recent discussion with a group opposing the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal someone raised the topic of offshore wind. The matter came up within the context of a section  in The Coos County Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance that defines non sustainable energy systems. (d) “Non-sustainable energy systems” means those systems that are […]

Additional strategies for stopping Jordan Cove LNG

Additional strategies for stopping Jordan Cove LNG

As important as it is to put comments into the public record FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), according to one source, has never denied a permit for oil and gas infrastructure unless the developer has first withdrawn the application. In recent weeks, FERC approved construction of a high-volume, high pressure natural gas pipeline that will […]

Challenging the feds via local self-government ordinance

Challenging the feds via local self-government ordinance

Companies that include Williams Partners backing the Constitution Pipeline connecting New York to New England used eminent domain to acquire access to properties against the owners’ wishes. U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled that the Constitution Pipeline has the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest by […]

Blue Ridge alternate route not favored by FERC

Blue Ridge alternate route not favored by FERC

A little karma, maybe? Fred Messerle and friends will not escape the negative effects of the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, it appears. Pacific Connector determined that both the proposed route and the Modified Blue Ridge 2013 Alternative Route are constructible. The Modified Blue Ridge 2013 Alternative Route would shift portions of the pipeline from land […]

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