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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Gaz Updates

What I can handle of the Gas, Gaz updates,
Fricking, Fracking.

Some spin yarns of wool,
Some spin lies, you fool.

Now for our stop the pipeline group-think collection of links...
Love this group!

News from Arkansas:

From all over...

Natural gas leak closes Highway 20 in Lebanon
Moore said that Northwest Natural Gas was worried about the potential for an explosion at the house, which led to the closure of all lanes of the ...

Sounds like NH is still on the route.

Boston Herald
Worcester pipeline stalls
The developer of a $4 billion natural gas pipeline is retrenching after it was unable to secure a customer for an additional Worcester pipeline.

Controversial New England gas pipeline proposal scaled back
Stymied by a lack of new natural-gas customers, Kinder Morgan Inc. is scaling back the scope of its controversial proposal to build a network of new ...


NatGas Imports From Canada Lowest Since 1995; Exports to Mexico Up
Canadian natural gas exports to the United States shrank last year to their ... Pipeline flows from Canada into the U.S. fell to 2.722 Tcf in 2014, off by 5% from ... The latest annual gas trade scorecard registers dramatic effects of U.S. ...

Presenters say consumers pay for gas leaks
SOMERSET — An eye opening number of gas leaks in the Boston area cause ... Wool said gas leaks can cause explosions that cause injuries and deaths. ... Prokosch said that electricity generation has to be moved off of natural gas ...
Pipeline Expansion Foes Say Latest Approval Shows Gas Will Be Exported
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- A grassroots coalition, No Pipeline ... that natural gas from Spectra Energy's Northeast pipeline expansions will be ...

From Vermont Digger:

Scheduled events in Vermont...
Call for Action:

Dear friends - Sending this again in case it didn't go out to everyone,

Since 2012, Vermont Gas Systems has attempted to construct a 42-mile long fracked gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury. Due to widespread opposition from the public and landowners, Phase 2 of the pipeline was defeated in early 2015, protecting Lake Champlain and shoreline communities from the dangers of an explosive pipeline. And now, as the cost of Phase 1 continues to rise, the Vermont Public Service Board will decide whether or not to scrap Vermont Gas’ permits altogether, putting an end to the largest fossil fuel expansion in Vermont in the past 50 years.

On Monday, June 22, at 4 pm, people from across Vermont will gather in front of the Public Service Board hearings in Montpelier to stand up for our right to a livable planet and to defend the rights of communities from Alberta to Monkton. Will you be there?

Sign up here:

Together, we will send a resoundingly clear message to the Board and the Governor: It’s time to scrap the fracked gas pipeline once and for all.

After rallying outside the hearings, we will hold an all-night vigil and encampment to remember and honor those who have already lost their homes or lives due to climate chaos. There will be music, food, and opportunities to connect with your neighbors and community to grieve, offer prayers, sing, and share the weight of all we are up against. We will also have facilitated conversations considering how to move this movement forward and stop the fracked gas pipeline and build a just and livable future for all.

On the morning of Tuesday, June 23, we will break camp and fill the hearings to support intervening landowners who are standing up to the fracking industry in the regulatory arena.

The human and environmental impacts are huge. From the shalefields of Alberta to the communities in Chittenden and Addison counties, people’s health, safety and democratic participation are cast aside for the interests of the fossil fuel industry. The time to rise up to demand and create a better world has come. Please visit to sign up to join us and learn more.

-Anna and the Campaign to Stop the Fracked Gas Pipeline

P.S. Invite your friends to participate by forwarding this call to action on other list serves and sharing the facebook event.

More links and wise commentary...:
VT Gas must be playing the looong game since they won't head for Rutland until 2030 without the IP spur.

Dispatch center, economy tops for delegation

... give greater flexibility to the Vermont Economic Growth Incentive program. ... the Rutland County Parent-Child Center, S-P Land and Vermont Gas

Bad news for landowners..and lover of the pristine Oregon Coast:

New Hampshire Public Radio
Federal regs would preempt NH regs on eminent domain for pipeline projects like Kinder Morgan
Sponsors said the bill would protect landowners' rights, but many cautioned it wouldn't pre-empt federal statute that allows natural gas pipeline ...

From Energy Independence to Export, same pipe new purpose.

Your View: Jordan Cove is the new Keystone XL pipeline
Our quiet cove at the edge of the Pacific Ocean is heir apparent to the debate that raged over the Keystone XL Pipeline. With a massive natural gas ...

Who pays?
Vermont balks at using ratepayer money for transmission build-out
Vermont, which regulates the electricity industry differently than its neighbors, is not as affected by the natural gas price spikes experienced by the rest ...

Give them an inch and they'll take your backyard.
from huff. post

From the Business Insider:

And Last but not least:

A good sign...
Mary Gerdt

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