This is why the route of the pipeline deliberately targets rural population centers, drinking water, and land conserved by citizens because of its value and beauty. Kinder Morgan is deliberately seeking to cause as much harm and destruction to this American State as they can while generating a false claim of public necessity. ...(full comment)
Early on Alan Fore stated that by satellite, this region "looks like North Korea", and residents have certainly felt as if this is a military occupation. Before this "plan" was even officially announced, or even mentioned to local governments, helicopters (from Georgia) swarmed our area: even nights and weekends, equipped with LIDAR: one way of violating property owners rights. The trucks with out of state plates: Texas, Nevada, Arkasas, continue to swarm the area. Local jobs? only for suckers who are being used as window dressing. Yes, Mr. Fore sees us as North Korea: and needs dozens of police "guards" to "protect" him from his own motives and intentions. He knows that what he is doing is an atrocity. But in his former career, with big tobacco, killing certain segments of the population was laughed about as "population control". And this is the intention of this pipeline as much as the heist of U.S. gas by a .01% ENRON legacy company. ...(full comment)
Financing is not vital to help poor nations. There is going to be a population crash anyway. We are headed for a human population crash from 7.5 Billion to 70 thousand or zero people some time between 2022 and 2040. We don't have time to care about third world countries other than to bomb any fossil fueled power plants that they may have.
1. Global Warming [GW] will cause civilization to collapse within 13 years give or take 6 years because GW will cause the rain to move and the rain move will force agriculture to collapse.
2. Reference "Overshoot" by William Catton, 1980 and “Bottleneck: Humanity’s Impending Impasse” by William Catton, 2009. Catton says that we humans are about to experience a population crash. Population biologist William Catton says that the US is the most overcrowded country. Collapse from overpopulation could happen any time now.
The Earth has 4.5 Billion too many people. An overshoot in population requires an equal undershoot. We overshot by 4.5 billion, and the consequence is an undershoot by 4.5 billion. The carrying capacity is 3 billion. 3 billion minus 4.5 billion is zero because there can't be minus 1.5 billion people. This can happen even if there is enough food.
3. Aquifers running dry No irrigation, no food.
4. Resource depletion
Will there be survivors? Nobody knows. NATURE has lots of other ways to kill humans. Don't provoke her. ...(full comment)
The number one problem COP21 has to deal with is COP6. How did this stuff get negotiated?
Global Warming and the EPA plan to mitigate:
The Conference of the Parties agrees:
1. To affirm that it is the host Party’s prerogative to confirm whether an Article 6 project activity assists it in achieving sustainable development.
2. To recognize that Parties included in Annex I are to refrain from using emission reduction units generated from nuclear facilities to meet their commitments under Article 3.1.
From another document I saw at this web site,
3. Poor countries are claiming a right to tax the US.
All 3 are "poison pills" that make it impossible to reduce CO2 emissions. All 3 must be removed to make real progress in stopping Global Warming possible.
The following has happened: "I'm fighting GW by building a coal fired power plant. It makes less CO2 than a less efficient coal fired power plant that I might have built.
The third world countries have hijacked the COPs. Obviously, nothing is going to get done as long as the poison pills remain. Remember that what we are fighting for is the survival of the species Homo Sapiens, not every or any individual or every country. The way to prevent poor countries from making CO2 is to let them stay poor. Are we doing GW or are we doing welfare agency? ...(full comment)
WOW...Once again you politicize your agenda and call people bigots.Liberals have no tolerance for free speech other than their own. Since when does a parent have to agree with liberal views..your choice is your choice as ours is ours..you ask for acceptance for being gay I ask the same for being straight. ...(full comment)
Whether you use gas or not, you are obligated to pay for the pipeline in you electric bills, thanks to Charlie Baker, and, thanks to the DPU -they made that law in first week of October, FYI. The proposed NED raises your electric bills, forever, unless you live off grid. The Build It signs that say Lower My Energy Bills are a lie. Please go look it up. Baker wants you to pay for the proposed NED pipeline, forever. That law was signed into being the first week of October. There is a petition at moveon.org calling on Baker to repeal that stupid, possibly illegal, law. Current construction methods for rural pipelines would allow TGP/Kinder Morgan to use 30% thinner pipes in our rural flood plains that are quite seismically active across our valley, with fewer, lesser-quality welds. Foolhardy. Then, they plan to put it under the grid in the seismically active, rural flood plains, across your neighbor's corn fields, buried only 6 feet down. Stupider, still. How will the farmers farm around the shallowly buried pipelines in flood plains? What of the 3 times a year sprayed arborcides going right through their crops? Please wake up. This is not a good or reasonable plan for anybody except the pipeline company and the gas shippers who want to pump fracked gas to export, across our valley, while taking our neighbor's land and homes, and taking away our safety while we pay higher electric and gas bills, forever. It is crazy to think utilities would offer you lower rates when they hold entire towns hostage via their false moratorium on service. ...(full comment)
That's nice of you, but unfortunately, no one is asking for our vote. FERC will decide whether or not the project will go forward. Once it does, there will be little anyone can do to stop it, and it will be like an out of control train wreck. ...(full comment)