Coal company shuts down, town now no longer has water

This isn’t a big story, but it is a story of the consequences of the Obama’s determination to destroy the coal industry. Jobs lost and the “other little things” that go with living in a company town. Once in awhile it’s a good thing to put a face on the misery that is being caused for little or no reason. Especially this time of year.

Residents of Prenter Camp, W.Va. woke up one morning to no showers or tap water. The Boone County township had its water supply shut off with no notice or explanation, and is now uncertain where to turn for a solution.

The water supply used to be guaranteed through a relationship with the local coal mining company, which has since gone out of business. As reported on the Metro News website:

The power bill for the pump house… had always been paid by Patriot Coal. Patriot is now bankrupt and gone. The company which shut off the power this week was ERPS Oil… ERPS is an oil and gas exploration company. [ERPS] paid the bill for a couple of months after Patriot Coal was dissolved, but apparently stopped paying this week.

“If we don’t get some emergency help to get water put back in this is a health concern,” she said. “We can’t take showers, we can’t flush our commode, we’ll need drinking water eventually.  This is something that really needs to be jumped on, but it seems like we’re not getting any help.”

Read the full story on the Metro News website. H/T:Contractor Mag 

Bonus information why the above is happening. Regulations.

The Daily Caller reports:

An Obama administration official has said that the new clean coal rules could increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent.
Dr. Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the Department of Energy, told House lawmakers that the first generation of carbon capture and storage technology would increase wholesale electricity prices by “70 or 80 percent.”
The Obama administration’s plan to fight global warming includes limiting carbon dioxide from new power plants. In order for new coal-fired power plants to be built, however, they would need to install costly carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

The real winners of the defeat of the XL Pipeline were not the environmentalists

Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.

With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department. (Chuckle time)!

“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.” From: Bloomberg

The keystone pipeline is actually just one of several oil sands pipelines targeted by the Rockefeller Brother’s Fund. Ezra Levant calls it industrial sabotage and, based on their own Power Point, that certainly seems an apt description.Found and more at: Heritage.  From my post Rockefeller Fund sabotages Keystone pipeline approval. The Rockefeller Brother’s Fund in a coordinated, 4-year, $28 million dollar campaign was on the march to defeat it.

While Rockefeller and other groups are actively working to dismantle Canada’s energy production infrastructure, polling shows that Canadians overwhelmingly support oil pipeline projects. And for good reason: the energy sector employs 230,000 Canadians, and represents nearly 7 percent of the country’s economy.

All to keep the price of energy up.

Side note on Canadian National Railroad (CN) – Bill Gates is their biggest investor.

The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs.

Why here is good old Warren Buffet as he makes his millions off of his Railroads.  Lets all sing along with Warren as he wishes China a great new year working on the Railroads. Throw in the Rockefellers as well.

Clintons and the give away of U.S. Uranium mines

Two posts today. When I saw this header from Weasel Zippers I recalled an earlier post, so let’s connect the dots from 2010.

Millions Flowed To Clinton Foundation In Exchange For Russian Control Over Large Portion Of U.S. Uranium

So now we know how Russia got ahold of our mines.

December 2, 2010 — bunkerville

Russians to Control Uranium Mines in Wyoming

Impeachment process should start immediately.

Why in the world would we do such a thing? Putin must be getting a good chuckle..threatening us so we support the START treaty which precludes us from a Anti-ballistic missle system? We are being played as fools. The world is buying up scarce resources while we sign what we have away. Now a moratorium on off shore drilling on the East Coast and the Gulf for seven years while Cuba and China develop the area.

From The Telegraph;

Two uranium mines in Wyoming are on their way to control by a Russian company now that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved transferring the mines’ licenses.

The NRC last week approved the license transfer to a Russian company known as ARMZ which expects to obtain a controlling interest in Canadian-owned Uranium One by year’s end. Uranium One holds the licenses for a proposed uranium mine and an existing uranium mine in northeast Wyoming.

The transfer raised concern from Wyoming’s congressional delegation, who said the uranium could in theory go overseas and serve against U.S. interests.

The NRC continues to prohibit exporting the uranium.

Uranium Miners Hit New Highs:

International demand for U2O6 is rising. Knowledgeable investors who made a killing when uranium reached $136 a pound in June 2007 are once again in the accumulation mode. The Russians, Koreans, and particularly the Chinese are investing in joint ventures all over the world to gain control of future supply. Great read here at Daily Markets on what is happening with Uranium

Vote tally count final Keystone pipeline vote

Click on Yeas and Nays in box for individual votes. When Gov Track posts, will add that site for easier reading.

UPDATE: Gov Track link that breaks down the vote by State and Party

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h75

YEA-AND-NAY      11-Feb-2015      5:13 PM

QUESTION:  On Passage
BILL TITLE: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

YEAS NAYS PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 241 1 2
DEMOCRATIC 29 151 8
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 270 152   10
75 11-Feb S 1 On Passage P Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
74 11-Feb S 1 On Motion to Commit with Instructions F Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

The House voted 270-152 on Wednesday to send the bill to the president. Neither chamber has enough votes to overcome a veto.

H/T: Congress passes Keystone XL pipeline bill, sending it to Obama

Vote Tally Count Keystone Pipeline

Nine Democrats joined a unanimous Republican caucus to support the bill: Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Tom Carper of Delaware, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana and Mark Warner of Virginia.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Click on “Blue” summaries below for individual votes.

Vote Summary

Question: On Passage of the Bill (S.1 As Amended )
Vote Number: 49 Vote Date: January 29, 2015, 03:47 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act )
Measure Title: A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Vote Counts: YEAs 62
NAYs 36
Not Voting 2
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

The White House promptly declared that Mr. Obama would veto the measure — which would force the approval of a proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico — in a stroke of the pen that is expected to be the opening shot in a series of vetoes of Republican measures.

The Senate voted 60 to 36 in favor of building the pipeline. 62-36

Passage of the Senate bill sends the measure back to the House, which passed a largely similar bill earlier this month. House leaders are still deciding whether to simply pass the Senate bill as it is, or to hold a conference merging the House and Senate bills into a new bill, which would then be voted on by each chamber.

More at NY Times

Keystone Pipeline – We have just been Grubbered

Why they are making the pipeline issue about jobs I have no idea.  It should be framed around the best ways to improve safety.  The oil is going to get there one way or the other. The environmental side is once again misguided. The rail vs pipeline impact weighs to using the pipeline. Add to this the impact on the lack of Rail capacity that is impacting farmers, timber and other commodities and once more we are being “Grubered”. Congrats go out to the Rockefellers, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet as well, who stand to make Millions if not more by supporting Rail as opposed to the pipeline.

Why Do These Train Cars Carrying Oil Keep Blowing Up?

Early on the morning of July 6, 2013, a runaway freight train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, setting off a series of massive explosions and inundating the town in flaming oil. The inferno destroyed the downtown area; 47 people died.

The 72-car train had been carrying nearly 2 million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken fields. While the recent surge in domestic oil production has raised concerns about fracking, less attention has been paid to the billions of gallons of petroleum crisscrossing the country in “virtual pipelines” running through neighbor­hoods and alongside waterways.
Chicago tonight

H/T: Mother Jones

The vote has election year resonance in the Louisiana Senate race, but for our purposes the pertinent question is: if the pipeline is built, what effect would it have on rail congestion in the northern Plains and Midwest?

Much of that congestion now is due to railroads shipping Bakken crude to terminals on the West Coast and East Coast.

He said, “Once Keystone is built, that will go in pipeline instead of having to run 14 100-car unit trains a day. So you can see it will help reduce congestion on the rails. … We need it so we can move other goods.”

Another Keystone XL supporter, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said in a Senate speech last week, “We have a rail crisis. We have been battling now for a long time with the limited capacity in rail and much of the oil moving out is going on rail. That makes it harder for us to get our agricultural commodities to the marketplace….”

He said the building of the Keystone XL would allow about 100,000 barrels a day of Bakken crude to move by pipeline “and therefore not on the rail car. That saves about a unit train a day, which is significant.”
Blogs Roll Call

Side note on Canadian National Railroad (CN) – Bill Gates is their biggest investor.

Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department. (Chuckle time)!

“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-basedBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.” From: Bloomberg

The keystone pipeline is actually just one of several oil sands pipelines targeted by the Rockefeller Brother’s Fund. Ezra Levant calls it industrial sabotage and, based on their own Power Point, that certainly seems an apt description. H/T: Heritage  From Rockefeller Fund sabotages Keystone pipeline approval. The Rockefeller Brother’s Fund in a coordinated, 4-year, $28 million dollar campaign was on the march to defeat it.

US billionaire Warren Buffett has appeared singing and playing the ukulele on Chinese state television. The billionaire popped up on CCTV and wished the people of China “a happy new year.” The Lunar New Year of the Dragon begins at midnight on Sunday. “Your country has accomplished amazing things, and the best is yet to come,” Buffett told the broadcaster. The investor is well respected in China for his financial success

Vote Tally Count Keystone XL Pipeline passes UPDATE FAILS

Update: Here is the Senate vote. House vote at bottom of post

Nov 18 280 (59-41) Rejected On Passage of the Bill S. 2280

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 2nd Session

Click on “blue” icons below for individual votes

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On Passage of the Bill (S.2280 )
Vote Number: 280 Vote Date: November 18, 2014, 05:55 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Bill Defeated
Measure Number: S. 2280
Measure Title: A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Vote Counts: YEAs 59
NAYs 41
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

Update: Below is the House vote. 

Click on Blue Ayes  and Noes  for Individual votes below.

UPDATE:Below is the Gov Track link which breaks down votes by State and Name and much easier to view.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 5682.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2014/h519

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 519(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

H R 5682      RECORDED VOTE      14-Nov-2014      12:52 PM
QUESTION:  On Passage
BILL TITLE: To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

AYES NOES PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 221 1 11
DEMOCRATIC 31 161 9
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 252 161 1 20

President Obama MOCKS Republicans For Having No Jobs Plan. Laughs At Keystone Pipeline 7/29/13

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