Russian Nat Gas has to be imported to New England but let’s get on Merkel

 

Trump huffs and puffs over Merkel’s arrangement for one big beautiful pipeline to run from Putin’s domain into the heart of Germany, guess who is dependent on the very same Nat gas from Putin? Massachusetts for one, and the rate the environmentalists are going, more of us to come. I had picked this story up last Winter as it looked like some Americans fingers might get a nip for lack of heat.

 

An excellent example of just what has been allowed to happen that puts Americans at risk by a few nitwits. There, I said it and I cut to the chase.

Even the Boston Globe opined that “Massachusetts’ reliance on imported gas from one of the world’s most threatened places is also a severe indictment of the state’s inward-looking environmental and climate policies.”

 

This winter’s unprecedented imports of Russian liquefied natural gas have already come under fire from Greater Boston’s Ukrainian-American community, because the majority shareholder of the firm that extracted the fuel has been sanctioned by the US government for its links to the war in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. Last week, in response to the outcry, a group of Massachusetts lawmakers, led by Senator Ed Markey, blasted the shipments and called on the federalgovernment to stop them.

From the post from the Boston Globe and well worth a read Our Russian ‘pipeline,’ and its ugly toll

 

Better yet, the Jones Act precludes Americans helping out other Americans:

The U.S. has several LNG export facilities that are already operational or will come online in the coming years. Why can’t we ship American LNG to Boston?

One reason is an antiquated federal law from 1920 – the Jones Act – that prohibits cargoes from being transported between U.S. ports unless they are carried on American-flagged ships.

The stupid thing:

There are about 150,000 miles of oil pipelines and more than 1.5 million miles of natural gas pipelines in theUnited States. ALREADY! 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced that in 2017, for the first time since 1957, the U.S. exported more natural gas than it imported.

Yet, even as we become a global energy superpower, political barriers prevent us from maximizing the benefits of the shale revolution.

Earlier this year, New England — located just a few hundred miles from the Marcellus Shale, one of the world’s largest natural gas fields — was forced to import a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas. This was necessary because anti-energy activists have convinced local elected leaders to block new energy infrastructure, including pipelines that could bring American gas to the region. This is making households in the Northeast more dependent on imported energy, and forcing them to pay among the highest energy bills in the country. More at Washington Examiner

Here are a couple of sites where one can find out pipeline locations down to the county.

Pipeline101 – Where-Are-Pipelines-Located

 

Interactive map of pipelines in the United States | American …

he National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Public Viewer from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration allows users to view pipelines and related information by individual county for the entire United States. The map includes: Gas and hazardous liquid pipelines.

 

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California: Draconian water law – no showering and laundry the same day!

This sounds like living is really going to be cozy in the coming years in California. Since the average use now is about 100 gallons of water per person per day and Jerry is going to reduce it almost in half. It will be interesting to see how all the high rollers deal with this. No doubt just paying the fine, but it sure could get expensive.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a draconian new water-rationing law that limits per capita daily water usage to less than the amount needed to shower and do a load of laundry.

To ensure compliance, the government of California urges the use of creative surveillance systems to spy on all residents. Utility providers will be obligated to report on violators, and urban retail water suppliers “shall use satellite imagery, site visits, or other best available technology to develop an accurate estimate of landscaped areas.”

Assembly Bill 1668 establishes a limit of 55 gallons per person daily as the standard for indoor residential water use, starting in the year 2022. Violators will have to pay a fine of $1,000 per day during normal seasons and $10,000 per day if “the violation occurs in a critically dry year immediately preceded by two or more consecutive below normal, dry, or critically dry years,” the law states.

According to the attentive folks at The Organic Prepper, this allotted water ration exceeds the amount required for taking a shower and doing a single load of laundry and excludes taking baths altogether.

Snip….

Writer Daisy Luther notes that an ordinary load of laundry uses about 40 gallons of water, while an eight-minute shower uses some 17 gallons of water. A bathtub holds 80 to 100 gallons of water. This means combining a shower and laundry on the same day would use 57 gallons of water, two gallons above the limit. H/T and more at  Breitbart and  Organic Prepper

Natural Gas from Putin’s Russia has to be imported to New England

 

Earlier this year, New England had to import a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas, even though it is located just a few hundred miles from one of the largest natural gas fields in the world.

So reads the caption. An excellent example of just what has been allowed to happen that puts Americans at risk by a few nitwits. There, I said it and I cut to the chase.

Even the Boston Globe opined that “Massachusetts’ reliance on imported gas from one of the world’s most threatened places is also a severe indictment of the state’s inward-looking environmental and climate policies.”

Better yet, the Jones Act precludes Americans helping out other Americans:

The U.S. has several LNG export facilities that are already operational or will come online in the coming years. Why can’t we ship American LNG to Boston?

One reason is an antiquated federal law from 1920 – the Jones Act – that prohibits cargoes from being transported between U.S. ports unless they are carried on American-flagged ships.

The stupid thing:

There are about 150,000 miles of oil pipelines and more than 1.5 million miles of natural gas pipelines in theUnited States. ALREADY! 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced that in 2017, for the first time since 1957, the U.S. exported more natural gas than it imported.

Yet, even as we become a global energy superpower, political barriers prevent us from maximizing the benefits of the shale revolution.

Earlier this year, New England — located just a few hundred miles from the Marcellus Shale, one of the world’s largest natural gas fields — was forced to import a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas. This was necessary because anti-energy activists have convinced local elected leaders to block new energy infrastructure, including pipelines that could bring American gas to the region. This is making households in the Northeast more dependent on imported energy, and forcing them to pay among the highest energy bills in the country. More at Washington Examiner

 

Here are a couple of sites where one can find out pipeline locations down to the county.

Pipeline101 – Where-Are-Pipelines-Located

 

Interactive map of pipelines in the United States | American …

The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Public Viewer from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration allows users to view pipelines and related information by individual county for the entire United States. The map includes: Gas and hazardous liquid pipelines.

Al Gore and his galloping paranoia – or how to sell his ‘sequel’

No doubt you have caught the new purge coming. Time to rid ourselves of our pets because they are adding to Global Warming. Whats happening? Russia, Russia, Russia wearing thin with the media? So lets’ resurrect Climate Change again. Let’s help Gore’s new sequel to his ” convenient lies’

While trolling through the news of the day,  I bumped into Al Gore who breeches into the news cycle. First glimpse was his pronouncement that he indeed had won Florida. Okay, the guy needs to feed the fake news cycle, I will let that one be. Then I bumped into this little video clip and what became clear is the poor feller had lost his marbles. I mean can you blame him? All but for some “hanging chads” he might have been king. So in case we weary of Trump just remind ourselves of the IED’s in the form of Gore and Hillary that we didn’t step on. Enjoy the clip… I think you will. We will learn about “rain bombs.”

CNN had a Town Hall meeting with Al Gore called “The Climate Crisis” where he made even more predictions about the end of the world from global warming.

Homes in California must have Solar, Farms have Windmills

As if California could not get any more irresponsible, this comes along. All new homes must be Solar powered. All farms must have 25 percent of their land in windmills. Free College, Free Healthcare…. what am I leaving out? Moonbeams and lollipops. And just who will be bailing out California? Just asking:

The California Senate Majority Leader Kevin de León has introduced a new bill that would mandate the Golden State get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045.  This replaces a law that was passed in 2016 that dictated that renewable energy sources be 50% of all electricity produced by 2030.  This bill moves that requirement up to 2025 with the 50% edict and establishes the new 100% standard 20 years later.

What has not been widely discussed in the press – and buried in the details of the bill – is that all new homes and all homes sold must have solar panels as their source of energy.  All apartment buildings with more than four units must install solar panels by 2025, and all commercial and office buildings must do the same.  As for farms, they must commit 25% of their acreage to windmills.

The backlash was most agitated from organized farm interest groups. Steve Manger, President of the California Farm Association, was not shocked by the plan.  He told us, “What the hell, they have taken all of our water away from us for growing crops.  They have killed the breadbasket of America; why not put those ugly contraptions on the fallow land?”

“We are very concerned about the effects on the poor of California.  California has the highest poverty rate in the nation.”  We asked the Senator how the people outside Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills are going to pay for the costs of upgrading their homes.  The Senator spoke of the federal subsidies for this.

He then said, “California has its own program and we plan on expanding that.  The program, of course, will be income qualified and aimed toward identified minorities.”

Expanding on that issue, he said anyone who can show they are Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ or disabled will get a special subsidy.  We are particularly targeting our Native American friends.  As long as you can prove you are at least 1/16 Native American we will provide a full subsidy for those individuals.”

More at Townhall

John Kerry: ‘There would have been no Paris Accord if there had been penalties

We hear the sky is falling now that Trump refuses to redistribute our wealth to the rest of the world via the Paris Accord. But you know the drill. John Kerry, the master negotiator that he is, rises up in his righteous anger yesterday. Let’s just look how his mind worked when we first heard his words of wisdom on the agreement when it was first approved. I am sure “Public Shaming” would have really done the trick in compliance. It’s working great for his Iran deal he negotiated.

“So that is a serious form of enforcement, if you will, compliance. But there is no penalty for it, obviously, but if there had been a penalty, we wouldn’t have been able to get an agreement.”

On December 14, 2015 I posted this and see if you can follow his logic.

Here Kerry opines on two insights on the Global Warming “agreement.”Kerry: Public Shaming is ‘Most Powerful Weapon in Many Ways’ to Enforce World Climate Agreement. The other astute observation?

While discussing the global climate change agreement made in Paris over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged on Fox News Sunday that there wouldn’t been an agreement at all if there were binding penalties for countries not meeting emissions standards.

President Obama, Kerry said, was determined to “get an agreement that would move the world in the right direction.” As such, Kerry said that the “best thing we can do” to get countries to reduce their carbon emissions was a “mandatory reporting requirement.”

In a bit of circular logic, Kerry said that countries would have to retool their reduction levels every five years to meet their commitments, but he couldn’t say there was anything beyond their own word to force them to so.

“The best thing we can do in an effort to try to change people’s thinking is to do this mandatory reporting requirement,” Kerry said. “The mandatory reporting requirement has to be updated every five years. Every five years, it is mandatory that countries retool their reduction levels in order to meet the demands of meeting the curve of reduction to which they have committed. So that is a serious form of enforcement, if you will, compliance. But there is no penalty for it, obviously, but if there had been a penalty, we wouldn’t have been able to get an agreement.”

Bonus: 

Ivanka Trump to “review” Paris Climate Change Agreement

I thought when we got EPA Pruitt as the man for the job, the nonsense over climate change would end. But no, we have Daddy’s little girl Ivanka  to “review” the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Pruitt and she will head on over to Europe for the meeting.That sounds like a swell combo after Pruitt said the agreement should be ended. I am in no mood for more nonsense after last week’s fiasco with the budget and Obamacare. Just what is Ivanka’s knowledge base for this review? Here we go:

Ivanka Trump has been tapped by her father, President Donald Trump, to review the United States’ commitment to the Paris Climate Change agreement, signed by former President Barack Obama as an executive agreement in 2015 without congressional approval, the Associated Press is reporting.

The agreement requires countries to cut greenhouse emissions on a country-by-country basis, with Obama committing the U.S. to reduce carbon emissions by at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Last month, in an interview with FOX and Friends,Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that the “Paris [agreement] is something that we need to really look at closely. It’s something we need to exit, in my opinion. It’s a bad deal for America. It was an America second, third, or fourth kind of approach.

“China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030,” Pruitt added. “We front-loaded all of our costs.”
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