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New England’s Big Pipeline Myth
by Greg Cunningham

For three years now, Big Gas has been spinning tall tales aimed at scaring you and me – and especially our local politicans – into locking in our addiction to dirty, polluting natural gas for decades to come. But their hype ignores the facts and the very real progress made over the past few years to avoid price spikes, keep the lights on, and tamp down our emissions of climate-damaging pollution.

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The Future of Spectra’s Access Northeast Pipeline Looks Dim
by Greg Cunningham

Last week’s unanimous decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, ruling in favor of CLF and finding that the state’s Department of Public Utilities cannot legally tax the Commonwealth’s electric consumers to cover the cost of new interstate gas pipeline, is reverberating throughout New England. Since the decision was released, not only have the Massachusetts…

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Georges Bank on the Habitat Chopping Block
by Greg Cunningham

The New England Fishery Management Council’s (NEFMC) Habitat Committee continues to show complete disregard for habitat protection. Up for consideration at the Committee’s Monday meeting was an industry-introduced proposal to open critical areas of Georges Bank as part of the Omnibus Habitat Amendment.

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A Habitat Committee with No Particular Concern for Habitat
by Greg Cunningham

Is New England’s fishery management system broken? It certainly seems so after the latest meeting of the New England Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Committee. The Committee met recently to finalize its recommendations to the full Council as to the management measures that will best protect habitat where fish spawn, feed, and find shelter. However, those…

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CLEC Is Looking For (Not After) Your Wallet
by Greg Cunningham

The recently announced formation of the Coalition to Lower Energy Costs (CLEC) represents the latest tactic employed by Kinder Morgan and its Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) subsidiary in their effort to build a gas pipeline on the backs of electric customers. The acronym’s distinct resemblance to the Koch brothers’ ALEC front group is just a…

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The Market Speaks — Maine (and New England) Should Listen
by Greg Cunningham

The preliminary conclusions are in on Maine’s proposed gambit to invest ratepayer money on natural gas pipeline expansion—it’s not worth the risk. Those were the findings of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) staff in its recommendations to the Commission issued last night. The staff report finds that the cost of using ratepayer money to…