Search results “Pipeline gas regulation” for the 2011
Gas pipeline CEO backs more regulation
Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel says that more regulation of oil pipeline safety will give the public greater confidence in the oil industry.
Views: 160 CNN Business
Natural Gas Pipelines Construction
See how natural gas pipelines are constructed.
Views: 166075 spectraenergy
Pipeline Regulations Briefing: Part 7
The decision of whether or not to permit the Keystone XL pipeline is in the hands of Sect. Clinton. But there's still plenty that local officials can do to regulate oil pipelines. Anthony Swift of the NRDC and two North Dakota first responders share their knowledge on what local officials can do to protect their communities. Filmed at the NET studios in Lincoln, NE. Originally aired: Aug 4, 2011
Views: 33 BoldNebraska
Soviet-West German Gas Pipeline, 1970
This video explains the development of a natural gas line that went from the former Soviet Union to then West Germany. The video also explains the disadvantage East Germany was in with the Pipeline going through their country and not seeing any economic benefit from it. This video is in the Public Domain. The Master Copy can be found at the National Archives and Records Administration, Room 4000, 8601 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20740-6001. The Archival Retrieval Catalog (ARC) number is: 1663616.
Views: 1089 Jesse Wilinski
ATF 'Fast and Furious' Gun Regulations
New documents show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) wanted to use their "Fast and Furious" program (selling guns to Mexican drug cartels with the idea of tracking them) to argue for more regulations on guns. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57338546-10391695/documents-atf-used-fast-and-furious-to-make-the-case-for-gun-regulations/ Cenk and Ana on the new Virginia Tech shootings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmnDgdJ6ufQ Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurks Facebook: Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks
Views: 26666 The Young Turks
Pipeline Regulations Briefing: Part 1
The decision of whether or not to permit the Keystone XL pipeline is in the hands of Sect. Clinton. But there's still plenty that local officials can do to regulate oil pipelines. Anthony Swift of the NRDC and two North Dakota first responders share their knowledge on what local officials can do to protect their communities. Filmed at the NET studios in Lincoln, NE. Originally aired: Aug 4, 2011
Views: 115 BoldNebraska
Why Natural Gas | Wärtsilä
See a video summary of the presentation "Why Natural Gas", given by John Hatley, VP, Ship Power, Wärtsilä North America at the Cruise Shipping 2011 in Miami.
Views: 301 wartsilacorp
Part 2 Undergound Propane Tank Installation - Propane Plus
Propane Plus - Located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts Underground propane tanks have a completely different set of rules and requirements that must be met when installing one of these LP Gas tanks. Underground tanks have specialized design features that allow them to store propane beneath the surface of the consumers yard. Propane tanks designed for above ground service can not be installed underground. Although the tank fittings, valves and connections are the same among propane tanks, their placement on the tank is different. Above ground propane tanks will generally have the relief valve and liquid withdrawal valve placed outside of the dome usually on opposite ends of the tank. On an underground tank, all fittings and connections are centrally positioned to be protected by the dome walls and cover. For obvious reasons, it's not legal to bury a propane tank designed and designated as an above ground propane tank. Underground Propane Tank Protection Because underground propane tanks are exposed to a completely different set of conditions and elements, certain precautionary and protective measures must be in place to prolong the service life of an underground propane tank. Cathodic Protection - The earth a natural electric current that occurs in water and land alike. These electrical currents have an adverse affect on metal objects that are in the ground or in the water. This adverse affect is called electrolysis and will literally drill a small hole through a metal object. Underground propane tanks are subject to electrolysis and need to be protected to avoid the deteriorating effect that results. To protect a tank from electrolysis, an anode bag is attached by wire to the tank and placed in the hole with the tank before it is covered with backfill. This sacrificial anode bag absorbs the electrical currents in the earth that would have ordinarily targeted the tank resulting in damage to the container. In short, the sacrificial anode bag acts as a "decoy" for the damaging currents that can harm a tank in an underground environment. Tank Coating and Backfill - The outer surface of an underground propane tank is in constant contact with an environment that can be extremely damaging. For this reason the outer surface of the container must have a protective coating and be covered with a material that will not be harmful to the shell of the underground propane tank. Although propane tanks designed for underground use are coated with a protective material at their point of manufacture, the container can be compromised during installation if the backfill is made up of rocks and/or abrasive materials. Underground tanks are designed to exist in harsh environments but if the backfill is made up of a material such as gravel (which can cut through the tanks protective coating), the anode bag may not adequately protect the tank from underground currents. For this reason, sand or firm earth free of rocks and abrasives should be used to cover an underground tank after installation. Underground Tank Location - Underground propane tanks should be in a place where they are not going to be underneath any sort of vehicular traffic. For instance, a propane tank placed under where a driveway is to be installed is not a good idea and nor is it legal. The underground tank should be placed in a location where it is not going to be underneath anything other than dirt and earth. Propane Tanks Can and Will Float One of the most unnerving things any gas customer can see is their newly installed underground tank floating in the hole it was once buried in. The rule is this, if the water in the hole rises above the liquid propane level in the tank, the tank will float if installed improperly. There are precautions that can be taken prior to and during the underground tank installation process including placing wet cement in the hole just before the tank is lowered into place. This ensures that the tank feet are surrounded and covered and when the concrete cures, it will be harder for the tank to float out of the hole if water rises above the liquid propane level in the tank. Another option, recommended by FEMA, involves securing the tank in place with ground anchors and metal straps
Views: 64193 PropanePlus
Pge gas pipeline
Pge gas pipeline
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The Electric vs. Gas Argument
Could gas distribution dwindle in the future as governments support electricity? With electricity all the rage, what needs to be done in terms of regulation and promotion to ensure that gas generation and distribution does not go the way of the dinosaurs. Find out what experts from the likes of GL Noble Denton, Gazprom, Eclipse Energy Asia and CityGas Singapore have to say in our City Gas round table. Learn more at http://www.oilandgasiq.com/
Views: 111 Oil & Gas IQ
RTC Minute April 28  A Request for Regulation in the Marcellus Shale
In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Northeast Laser's request for regulation goes before the PUC. Northeast wants tot build a pipeline to carry natural gas out of the Marcellus Shale. At the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, new tests show high levels of radiation, and in Harrisburg, some protestors are escorted out of an advisory meeting.
Views: 36 RockTheCapital
Operation PLUTO (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean)
1944 United News Newsreel Operation Pluto (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean) was a World War II operation by British scientists, oil companies and armed forces to construct undersea oil pipelines under the English Channel between England and France. The scheme was developed by Arthur Hartley, chief engineer with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. Allied forces on the European continent required a tremendous amount of fuel. Pipelines were considered necessary to relieve dependence on oil tankers, which could be slowed by bad weather, were susceptible to German submarines, and were also needed in the Pacific War. Geoffrey William Lloyd, the Minister for Petroleum, met Admiral Mountbatten, Chief of Combined Operations, whose area this was, in 1942 and then the Chairman of Anglo-Iranian. Hartley's idea of using adapted submarine telephone cable was adopted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pluto http://www.combinedops.com/pluto.htm#Pipe-Laying%20Operations. Click to subscribe! http://bit.ly/subAIRBOYD The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube. #AIRBOYD #AvGeek
Views: 1436701 AIRBOYD
How To Attach An Earth Strap To Gas And Water
Watch How To Attach An Earth Strap To Gas And Water from the pioneers of how to videos. This advice video will give you helpful instructions to guarantee you get good at diy and interiors, electrical diy. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=videojugdiygardening Check Out Our Channel Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/videojugdiygardening Like Us On Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/videojug Follow Us On Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/videojug Watch This and Other Related films here: http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-install-man-protective-earthing-to-gas-and-water-2
Views: 36151 Deco Bliss
Pipeline Regulations Briefing: Part 3
The decision of whether or not to permit the Keystone XL pipeline is in the hands of Sect. Clinton. But there's still plenty that local officials can do to regulate oil pipelines. Anthony Swift of the NRDC and two North Dakota first responders share their knowledge on what local officials can do to protect their communities. Filmed at the NET studios in Lincoln, NE. Originally aired: Aug 4, 2011
Views: 34 BoldNebraska
Scaffolding Training Video
Views: 1211684 SproutLabs
Hearing on "Pipeline Safety"
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held the tenth day of its hearing on "The American Energy Initiative" on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. This day of the hearing focused on pipeline safety oversight and Republican legislation to short-circuit an ongoing decision-making process and pressure the Department of State into approving a massive new oil pipeline, called Keystone XL, which would carry a sludge made from tar sands through the middle of America. This project would raise gas prices, endanger water supplies, and increase carbon emissions.
Coats Calls for Keystone XL Pipeline Construction, Delay of EPA Regulations
Senator Dan Coats on the Senate floor.
Views: 202 SenatorCoats
How to install a flue for a Greenstar boiler
A video for boiler installers showing a simple telescopic flue installation. Please note that gas boiler installations must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered installer.
Views: 87598 Worcester, Bosch Group
EGR Exhaust Gas Recirculation
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Gas Pipe Layout Problem - Poor Plumbing Planning Creates Difficulties
http://www.homebuildingandrepairs.com/plumbing/index.html Click on this link to find some amazing plumbing tips and home repair advice. Before you make any repairs to your home, you should understand some of the problems you could be dealing with, if the repair wasn't made correctly. Watch this video if you're interested in learning more about problems plumbers and carpenters run into on a regular basis. The gas pipe was located in the wrong spot and created a problem for the fireplace. The best advice I can give you today, would be to watch as many of our videos as possible, to improve your home repair intelligence.
Views: 71970 gregvancom
Pipeline Safety
Pipeline Safety - 295624-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce - 2010-09-23 - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Government and energy industry officials testified about pipeline safety and improvements to safety regulations. The hearing was held in response to a recent pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California as well as an oil spill in Marshall, Michigan. Among the topics they addressed were the proposed CLEAN Act, safety risks to the general population, and emergency response procedures. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/295624-1
Views: 58 HouseResourceOrg
Learn about Pipeline: Your Source for Marcellus Shale News
Video by Elisabeth Ponsot for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Powered by the Post-Gazette, Pipeline is a website dedicated to covering the Marcellus Shale boom. Pipeline is part of a national effort to tell community news in a new way, and we're continually looking for new partners and contributors. For more information, visit us at www.post-gazette.com/pipeline or contact Pipeline Editor Erich Schwartzel at [email protected]
Views: 196 pipelinepg
2011 FVWC - Standby Monitor Regulator Station
This is a video capture of my submission for the U.S. Army's 2011 Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge. This years focus for the challenge is Artificial Intelligence (AI). My entry is an Interactive 3D application simulation of a Standby Monitor Regulator Station from the natural gas industry. It features real-time tracking of the users actions and real-time feedback utilizing the capabilities innate to its built-in expert system. Additionally, my entry also features some classic AI capabilities such as "Path Finding" and "Spatial Awareness" built within an intelligent "Virtual Instructor" which is personified by a 3D avatar that accompanies the trainee step-by-step as he or she manipulates the system. This virtual-instructor can also provide helpful hints and training assistance at the request of the trainee.
Views: 4499 Kevin Simkins
Backpressure Regulator in a Closed Loop Piping System
Plast-O-Matic Valves' Andy Ryan describes the use and function of a normally-closed, 2-port "relief/backpressure" valve at the downstream end of a closed loop piping system. The valve is used to regulate backpressure, so that the system will maintain a desired, pre-set pressure to points of use.
Views: 21226 plastomatic
New NSPS and NESHAP Affect the Oil & Gas Industry
Did you know that EPA recently proposed new air quality regulations that will significantly affect oil and natural gas operations? On July 28, 2011, in response to a lawsuit regarding EPA's failure to review oil and gas new source performance standards and air toxics rules, the EPA Administrator signed a suite of proposed new air regulations affecting the Production and Processing and Transmission and Storage sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. For more information about the environmental compliance assistance and permitting support offered by Trinity Consultants, please visit http://www.TrinityConsultants.com, or call our team at (888) 617-7707.
Views: 976 Trinity Consultants
The Natural Gas Initiative at Colorado State University
Colorado State University has been involved for decades with many aspects of oil and gas production -- exploration, production, end use, environmental solutions, and policy/regulatory issues. Colorado State University is now pulling together this diverse expertise to focus on collaborative solutions for the responsible production of natural gas. For more videos about CSU, check out Colorado State University's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/coloradostateuniv
Nord Stream Construction Pipelaying Vessel
On board the pipelay vessels, the construction cycle is made up of several steps including bevelling, welding, testing and the lowering of the pipeline onto the seabed. There are exact procedures defined for each process to ensure quality and compliance with health and safety regulations. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.nord-stream.com
Views: 9330 NordStreamAG
Nord Stream Construction Welding Pipe Production
On board the pipelay vessels, the construction cycle is made up of several steps including bevelling, welding, testing and the lowering of the pipeline onto the seabed. There are exact procedures defined for each process to ensure quality and compliance with health and safety regulations. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.nord-stream.com
Views: 2576 NordStreamAG
Senator Feinstein calls for stricter pipeline safety
Senator Feinstein testified before the Senate Commerce Committee calling for stricter pipeline safety regulations. The oversight hearing was called in the wake of the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight and one day after the Senate passed the Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act.
Views: 1255 SenatorFeinstein
Hydrogen; Nature's Fuel
This documentary tells the story of hydrogen through a series of intriguing interviews from those working on cutting-edge hydrogen technologies. The program explains to viewers every step of the process, including how hydrogen is created, how it is transported and dispensed, and how it is used in fuel cell vehicles and other end uses Tim Lipman; Research Co-Director, University of California, Berkley Michael Holmes; Deputy Associate Director, Research Energy & Environmental Research Center Gerry Groenewold; Director, Energy & Environmental Research Center Ghassan Sleiman; Engineer, Hydrogenics USA Tom Erickson; Associate Director, Research Energy & Environmental Research Center Ron Harper; CEO & General Manager, Basin Electric Power Cooperative Dakota Gasification Company, Great Plains Synfuels Plant Beulah, North Dakota Nathan Seigel; Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories Solar Tower & Heliostat Field, Albuquerque, New Mexico Michael McGowan; Head of Hydrogen Solutions, Linde North America Magog, Quebec Michael Gagne; Plant Manager, Linde North America Dev Patel; Manager, Kraus Global Kraus Global, Winnipeg, Manitoba Scott Bailey; Vice President, Kraus Global Morm Estey; Former President & CEO, Kraus Global Nuvera Fuel Cells, Billerica, Massachusetts Roberto Cordaro; President, Nuvera Fuel Cells James C. Cross III; Vice President, Nuvera Fuel Cells Darryl Pollica; Chief Engineer, Nuvera Fuel Cells Scott Blanchet; Director of Product Development, Nuvera Fuel Cells Chris Ensco; Chief Engineer, Nuvera Fuel Cells Altergy Systems, Folsom, California Mickey Oros; Senior Vice President, Altergy Systems SYSCO, Grand Rapids, Michigan Darin Van Duyn; Vice President of Operations, SYSCO Corporation Toro, Bloomington, Minnesota Jack Gust; Chief Engineer, The Toro Company Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico, California Ken Grossman; President, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. California Fuel Cell Partnership, West Sacramento, California Catherine Dunwoody; Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership Tom Cackette; Chief Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board John Tillman; Program Manager, Volkswagen of America, Inc. Michael Smith; Service Manager, Ford Motor Company Marshall Miller; Senior Development Engineer University of California, Davis Peter Friebe; General Manager, Daimler AG New Flyer, Winnipeg, Manitoba Brydon Owen; Group Leader, New Flyer AC Transit, Oakland, California Douglas Byrne; Project Manager, AC Transit Jamie Levin, Director, Ac Transit Icelandic New Energy Ltd., Reykjavik, Iceland Jon Bjorn Skulason; General Manager, Icelandic New Energy Ltd. National Center for Hydrogen Technology www.undeerc.org/ncht National Energy Technology Laboratory www.netl.doe.gov Producer: Bob Dambach Narrator: Joyce Eisenbraun Editor: Ann Hall Anderson Videographers: Dave Geck, Barbra Gravel, Travis Jensen, Frode Tilden Animation: Tim Eissinger Graphics: Ann Hall Anderson, Earl Battle, Ben Stommes Production Manager: Barbra Gravel Closed Captioning: Armour Captioning For the EERC Management: Thomas Erickson, Michael Holmes Writers: Tera Buckley, Dan Daly, Kirk Williams Special Thanks: Ed Klunder, Dan Driscoll, Dan Cicero, Bonnie Dowdell, National Energy Technology Laboratory, British Columbia Transit, Air Liquide Executive Producers: Bob Dambach, Michael Holmes
Views: 191729 Prairie Public
Rep. Ross on Zoning Rules and Natural Gas Drilling for Comcast Newsmakers
Rep. Chris Ross talks about how zoning regulations ties into natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
Views: 20 RepChrisRoss
XIV European Conference European Commission
EU Commission ClimateAction explain the past, present and future of European regulations about refrigerants. If necessary the F-Gas regulation could be linked to the protocol of Montreal and bring to a phase down of the HFC
DRBC 12 8 2011 gas drill regs followup.mov
DRBC announces status of gas drilling regulations proposal and passes resolution that it will no longer act on water withdrawals for tracking in New York until the state has finished its environmental reviews.
Views: 106 Maya van Rossum
12/16/11 Morning Show with Fred LeFebvre
www.TreeceInvestments.com Friday morning Dock and Fred talk about the absurd amount of federal laws and regulations, the GOP debate, the Keystone pipeline, gas prices and holiday shopping. [email protected] 419 843 7744 800 624 5597
Multiple investigations begin probing gas crisis
tonight we've learned the state public regulation commission has now launched an investigation into the new mexico gas company after the natural gas outage. people are still outraged after thousands of new mexicans went without heat for almost a week. we are committed to bringing you the latest information on this big story. late this afternoon -- we talked to new mexico's attorney general for the first time about an investigation -- he says his office is looking at every way it can to help out new mexicans. "to the extent that we have jurisdiction we're gonna try to keep help people but what i think people need to realize is they are gonna have individuaul causes of action and those would be outside the purview of the ag's office. gary king also says his office will be keeping a close eye on the next rate hike proposal from new mexico gas - to make sure it's not trying to pass of costs from its negligence to you. tonight we have live team coverage as we follow the aftermath of the massive natural gas outage. state lawmakers want answers from the new mexico gas company - and they want them fast - as in tomorrow. that's when the entire senate will hold a hearing on the deep-freeze heat failure. stuart dyson begins our team coverage at the capitol in santa fe. " what went wrong - and how do we avoid a repeat - those are the two big questions lawmakers will have for new mexico gas company officials and state regulators tomorrow - but they aren't the only ones." lawmakers want to know why it took so long to restore service for thousands of new mexicans shivering through the worst cold snap in forty years - and when cutoffs became necessary why did the company choose northern new mexico - senators want to know more about the complex pipeline system and its capacity and how to improve it. " some of that information will obviously surface but it's obviously a long term problem and the fix on it is gonna cost some dollars - and it will not be free." many - but not all - of the senate democrats think the industry needs more oversight - many republicans disagree - saying over-regulation contributed to the problem. " it's largely because we're not drilling wells - we're not re-fixing old wells that need to be repaired - because of pit rules and all of those kinds of regulations - the greenhouse has thing just compounds that if it all goes into effect - all of this stuff kind of feeds together." gas company officials blame the problem on gas suppliers in west texas - whose pipelines went dry during electric power blackouts - no compressors - no gas - some lawmakers say nothing they do can change things in texas. " the hearing is set to start at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon in the senate chambers - senators do want to hear from some of the thousands who lost their heat just when they needed it the most - at the capitol stuart dyson k-o-b eyewitness news four." in the last hour, we learned representative bobby gonzales from taos is introducing a bill to create a task force to look into the gas outage. the task force would also look at how state and local governments handled the emergency. starting tomorrow, fema teams will begin looking at the damage caused by last week's winter storm. new mexicans may be able to get federal money-- for expenses from the winter storm. if your home had any damage -- take pictures and keep receipts for things like repairs and hotels. "whether you are insured uninsured there could be the possibility of getting some financial assistance from fema if the declaration comes down. fema teams will start preliminary assessments here in albuquerque. it could take weeks toomplete the investigation. all findings will be turned over to governor susana martinez. if there is two- and-a half million dollars worth of damage -- she will send the request to president obama. if the president were to approve that declaration -- fema teams would come back out here, and you'd need to show them those pictures and receipts to get some help. live from the newsroom cristina rodda kob eyewitness news four
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Petroleum Pipeline Mowing
Mowing the Pipeline with 2 huge Tractors. Thanks to the Supervisor of the company or letting me film. This Contractor will be mowing from Newington to Dullas VA. The Pipeline company is required to mow the whole Pipeline every 2 years or risk a huge fine. They also are required to trim trees when they have the funds The supervisor is responsible for handing out tickets to people who damage or do not apply with pipeline regulations. If a part bursts he is the first guy there to figure out a solution and he oversees all the work being done.
26 July 2011 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rings the NYSE Closing Bell
Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency that oversees wholesale electric transactions and interstate electric transmission and gas transportation in the United States, visits the NYSE to host a roundtable with executives of NYSE-listed companies and discuss the state of the electric transmission grid and the Commission's new rule that will support expansion of the grid in an effective, cost-efficient manner. In honor of the occasion, Chairman Wellinghoff rings The Closing BellSM. Jon Wellinghoff Jon Wellinghoff was named Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency that oversees wholesale electric transactions and interstate electric transmission and gas transportation in the United States, by President Barack Obama on March 19, 2009. A member of the Commission since 2006, the U.S. Senate reconfirmed him to a full, five-year FERC term in December 2007. Chairman Wellinghoff is an energy law specialist with more than 34 years experience in the field. Before joining FERC, he was in private practice focusing exclusively on client matters related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation. While in the private sector, Chairman Wellinghoff represented an array of clients from federal agencies, renewable developers, and large consumers of power to energy efficient product manufacturers and clean energy advocacy organizations.
Senator Bonacic Discusses Gas Drilling with DEC Acting Commissioner Martens
February 8, 2011 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) discussing the role of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation in overseeing the regulation of gas drilling in New York State with DEC Acting Commissioner Joe Martens.
Views: 404 JohnBonacic
Planned Parenthood's Lies! and the EPA's Regulatory Tyranny! WE'RE HIT!!! TELEVISION
WE'RE HIT!!! TELEVISION http://werehit.blogspot.com http://werhit-mathenyahu.blogspot.com April 5, 2011 Mark Matheny Go to grassrootsaction.com and demand that CNN news tell the truth about PlanParenthood's Lies: http://www.grassrootsaction.com/471/email_form.asp?PID=30456300&NID=1 Go to JBS.org and Help End EPA Regulatory Tyranny: Help End EPA Regulatory Tyranny Please act on this email alert immediately. Debate on H.R. 910 begins in the House at noon on April 5. The EPA conveniently claims that the 1970 Clean Air Act has given the agency carte blanche in regulatory powers over all manufacturing companies and heavy industry, energy producers and commuters concerning greenhouse gases. However, The Clean Air Conference rejected adding greenhouse gases to the Clean Air Act twenty years ago. But, that seemingly strong rejection was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2007 decision which allowed the EPA to list carbon as a pollutant. The self-anointed and unelected regulators of the EPA would implement global warming policies that severely impact business growth and jobs especially in the areas of energy production, in turn affecting energy costs and the entire economy, by regulating carbon emissions. Every hospital, manufacturing facility, power plant, agricultural establishment, refinery, you name it, would be subjected to an endless stream of costly regulations dreamed up by EPA regulators. The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, H.R. 910, was introduced by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and has 95 cosponsors. H.R. 910 would counter the EPA's unconstitutional power trip. The measure would prohibit the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, plain and simple. It is quite elementary that excessive regulation always increases prices; H.R. 910 is an attempt to protect consumers and industry from high energy prices, and also returns regulation of fuel economy to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Global warmists and rabid environmentalists are labeling H.R. 910 a "rebuke" to all the scientists at the EPA and around the world who believe anthropogenic global warming to be an unequivocal truth based on consensus. Of course, other scientists in the tens of thousands disagree. The "national security" mantra has already been trotted out by environmentalists as they also claim the EPA has only the nation's health, welfare and reducing dependence on foreign oil at heart. Climate changers are trying to further discredit the bill by asserting Republicans are just carrying out the agenda of fossil fuel interests; they believe Congress has no business micro-managing regulatory issues "best left to scientific experts." Such an attitude disregards the proper role of Congress in our Constitutional system. The bill was marked up on March 15, and approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to be voted on before Easter. Debate in the House begins at noon tomorrow, April 5. Manufacturing associations and organizations, and energy producers -- oil and gas to nuclear and coal -- all oppose any EPA regulation of greenhouse gases because they know and understand the impact on their products and services, and employees. The surprise has come with labor unions now entering the debate, normally huge supporters of all Democrat policies. Unions composed of utility workers, boilermakers, and mine workers are adamantly opposed to the EPA's regulatory expansion because they contend hundreds of thousands of workers' jobs may be on the line due to just a few of the new rules set forth. Even the steelworkers union is treading with caution and says the EPA needs to be "more mindful of the costs" of such regulations. If you are in favor of reining in the unconstitutional overreach of the EPA concerning carbon emissions, contact your senators and representatives and have them support H.R. 910 and S. 482, the companion bill in the Senate sponsored by Sen. James Inofe (R-Okla.). As of April 4, H.R. 910 has 95 cosponsors and S. 482 has 43 cosponsors. Thanks, Your friends at The John Birch Society
Views: 545 mathenyahu
Harper `Confident' Keystone XL Pipeline Will Be Built
Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's "confident" TransCanada Corp.'s proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline linking Canada's oil sands to U.S. refineries on the Gulf of Mexico coast will be built. The U.S. may make a final decision on the project this year after the State Department said Aug. 26 it would pose "no significant impacts to most resources" along its route. Harper speaks with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker. (This report is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)
Views: 722 Bloomberg
Closing Arguments Chief Gas Metering Station, Dallas, PA
Gas facility arguments conclude Dallas Twp. zoning hearing board will decide on Chief Gathering application Dec. 7. By Sarah Hite [email protected] Staff Writer DALLAS TWP. -- The final witness testified and closing arguments were presented Tuesday at a zoning hearing for Chief Gathering LLC's application to build a natural gas metering station off Hildebrandt Road. click image to enlarge Select images available for purchase in the Times Leader Photo StoreThe zoning hearing board will decide on the application at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Sandy & Marlene Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University. Sonia Maslowski, of Fairground Road, said she had concerns about worksite safety, property devaluation, traffic and the effect an influx of workers from outside the area would have on her family and property located about 600 feet from the proposed site. Maslowski said her residence is the closest in proximity to the site, a fact that she felt Chief's paid expert witnesses "may have elected to ignore." She said the only safe option is to move the site to an area where there are fewer residences and no schools. Chief's application for a special exception outlines the details of a metering station that would be about 1,300 feet from the Dallas School District campus. The meter would measure gas flowing through a not-yet-built Chief pipeline that will tap into the Transco interstate pipeline that runs through the township. Attorney Mark McNealis, who represents the Maslowski and Dottor families, said in his closing arguments the application doesn't apply to the criteria for special exceptions because he felt the type of activity was already addressed in the zoning ordinance. He said the metering station would fit into the definition of heavy industrial use, which would deem the activity be moved to an industrial zone. Chief's facility would be in an agricultural zone. Attorney Tim Kelly, who represents the Dallas Parents-Taxpayer Group composed of several citizens, agreed with McNealis and also said the activity is hazardous to the community and the health of its citizens. Chief attorney Ken Komoroski said that while Chief has taken part in the proceedings under protest, the company has tried to address all concerns raised, especially safety issues. He said the company heard from opposing witnesses who "mischaracterized testimony" and "misstated facts as presented," and he hoped the board would not be "swayed or deterred" by those witnesses in its decision. Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/Gas_facility_arguments_conclude_11-02-2011.html#ixzz1cY2COyu4
Don't Be Bullied By The Gas Utilities
Nobody likes a bully. Right now, the biggest bullies in Massachusetts are the gas utilities. They're trying to destroy Oilheat's image and confuse Oilheat customers with misleading ads that hide some very important truths. What they don't want you to know is that Oilheat is safe and delivered reliably and efficiently by hundreds of Oilheat dealers statewide. And that Oilheat has been a better value in Massachusetts for 17 of the past 20 years. They also hide the fact that converting to gas could cost you up to $10,000. Or that upgrading to a new Oilheat system could save up to 30% off your energy costs. Plus, clean burning Bioheat, from domestic renewable resources like soybeans, is offered by dealers across the state. How about global warming? Did you know that while both fuels produce carbon dioxide, utility gas is 95% methane -- and methane is up to 72 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas? Don't be bullied by the gas utilities or fall for their scare tactics. Visit americanenergycoalition.org and get the facts about natural gas.
New Mexico Gas Company gets grilled
New Mexico Gas Company gets grilled
Views: 141 KRQE