These weasels are looking at the 18 quadrillion export bonanaza detailed in Pieridae's related NEPA exemption filings (dated Dec. 2014, listed in the Federal Register). This is so very clearly a complete abuse of eminent domain: and they are taking particular pains to force this pipeline through neighborhoods, conservation land and water supplies: when there are other less harmful routes. Genocide is acceptable to them to make a buck. And its all inside baseball. They are deliberately creating deadly conditions for residents and for resources in their abject lust for wealth: this is a wholesale attack on human beings, our children and any possible future for this state. ...(full comment)
Kinder Morgan/Tennessee gas snuck into the community over a year and a half ago, leaving cards on folk's private property. There was no information to our elected officials for months. All the meetings Fore refers to were "check a box" formalities: no content; deceptive and disingenuous information. Maps submitted to FERC were decades old and do not reflect either the considerable population along the route. Thousands upon thousands of TBD's in the first submission: then the second one with maps that are so small they can't be seen or enlarged to provide information. Many people who should have been informed timely were not. They are gaming the entire process. And FERC is only in place to regulate the public: they will rubber stamp anything, and even reasonable requests for public health and safety are routinely denied: thousands of them all over the United States. Kinder Morgan is on two ends of the deal with "Liberty" gas in New Hampshire,; and they are conspiring with customers of their existing Southern pipeline route in Massachusetts as customers of another pipeline while aggressively marketing existing capacity OUT OF STATE in Connecticut. They, and FERC, are artificially segmenting this project, with the existing and proposed pipelines on separate dockets, as well as the docket to reverse an existing pipeline in Maine, and Pieridae LNG terminal in Nova Scotia is the clear destination, with the promise of eighteen quadrillion (yes that's what the paperwork states) dollars to "pipeline and fossil fuel companies" over a twenty year period. They have chosen routes calculated to do the most possible damage to conservation land, private property, water resources, and entire municipalities. They are using their advertising and community reach to spread lies: abject falsities. This gas is for export and the entirely undue enrichment of a billionaire cabal: and is an abject abuse of public trust, and theft of a U.S. asset. Atty Bonifaz correctly construes that this secretive and largely unknown change in law basically turns the U.S. into an extraction colony for the .01%. This is not about U.S. energy independence. This entire game among billionaires and money in government: private industry supposedly governing the public trust, will turn the U.S. into an extraction colony for the .01% and ANY asset can be sold off our of our nation to enrich the obscenely rich: WATER will be next. EVERYTHING will be commodified. These folks are amoral and hoarding wealth is already having a devastating impact all over the world. These folks have demonstrated, through their behavior in other regions all over the world that genocide is acceptable for profit, and that will be the consequence of what they are doing. We have gotten the message, through this ludicrous plan of placing large quantities of volatile, poisonous, unstable gas, in close proximity to massive live electricity, in flimsy, scrapmetal, pipelines purchased on the cheap from abroad, that human life is meaningless to them. We are fungible and they don't even record our numbers in their documentation to FERC, nor care to adequately document the lives that will be harmed. And FERC has demonstrated a clear pattern of abuse of the pubic time and again. Kinder Morgan, and its ENRON policies are simply there to bilk money from the U.S. to enrich a handful of individuals whose real commitment is to their Caymen Island accounts, no matter the harm to our nation, or its citizens. They are using the tactics here that they have honed over decades in other nations to strip out assets and pit groups against each other. ...(full comment)
What the article fails to mention is that Bill Stathis is the Director of Sales at Crocker Communications, a private entity that is aggressively seeking to become the service provider for individual towns. ...(full comment)
Deerfield folks are not so excited about this idea and feel they would best served if the ambulance stays in the South Deerfield Fire Station. We don't need to spend 439,000 to renovate space. Its time to think about one fire ems department in the town of Deerfield. One new district to provide the highest level of response to the Town of Deerfield. Sorry Sunderland and Whately. ...(full comment)
The Recorder is doing an excellent job. There is a great deal of factual information and hundreds, if not thousands, of Massachusetts citizens have spent months and months in careful research; some of them quite knowledgeable in a professional capacity. The lies and half truths come from a for profit billionaire company that has limitless access to advertising and political contributions. If it was your home and family's health on the line, you would seek information, too: and if you learned what countless others have, in the face of this, you would be grateful for the factual reporting of this paper. It is rare in these times, and vital for a Democracy. More and more this nation has become an oligarchy where everything we are allowed to know is funnelled through billionaire owned media. ...(full comment)
Pieridae export terminal in Goldboro Nova Scotia states, in its application for fast track NEPA evaluation that "pipeline and fossil fuel companies" will benefit to the tune of eighteen quadrillion dollars over a twenty year period. This project is being illegally segmented and the sole goal of this is export for enormous private profit to billionaires and their off shore accounts. This latest installment of gaming the system is consistent with the whole manner of deceit and lies foster by this billionaire company. And FERC colludes with them. More people would have attended last night, but a great many feel that it is an exercise in futility, that FERC is completely compromised and corrupt by industry insiders and a revolving door with fossil fuels. KM and FERC are checking boxes, and it does not appear that there is any meaningful concern for either determining the actual need for this (None: our rates are middling and consistent even with regions with new pipeline capacity: whatever lies are being spread: and electricity use is going down in this region: steadily and consistently). This is a meaningless, dystopian process more characteristic of a banana republic than a democracy. A "scoping hearing" based on TBD's. Kudos to all the folks refusing permission to survey. They are trying to steal land and put the patina of fair process on a pack of lies. ...(full comment)
Thanks to the Recorder for printing my letter. May I continue it in cyberspace.
On the question of whether the less permanent interim solution of LNG gas is an adequate alternative to a pipeline (The DOER has already determined that it isn't.), can somebody explain with reasonably believable numbers (taking into account solar energy's capacity factor) why the idea of solar and conservation as a permanent solution to most energy needs isn't simply delusional? How can we and the third world cut carbon in the massive quantities said to be required without nuclear or something not discovered yet? Why don't we build that nuclear power plant on the Montague Plain?
I sometimes wonder who will be more to blame if Greenland melts, the people who wanted to put their hands in Jesus' wounds, or, the people who believed and then undermined the credibility of their assertion by insisting on implausible remedies. ...(full comment)
The issue is the lack of safety and respect for the impacted landowners in the area. There is lots of information available about the safety records of KM or other gas pipeline companies out there. Most is not good(Minisink, NY).FERC is only a watchdog for the wholesale energy market and caters to the industry.They are in the business to build/permit pipelines not stop them, in fact they have never denied a major pipeline in their history. By the way, where is it that you live Riks, ,I'd bet not in the path of the glorious pipeline. ...(full comment)
Fear mongering and vilifying... demonize the other side .. and deal in half truths . make people fear what they do not know .. Shame on the Recorder for letting one side frame the conversation.. This is not balanced reporting... ...(full comment)