Every winter the gas industry tries to scare us, claiming there isn’t enough gas during cold snaps to heat and power our homes. Their solution? More fracked gas and new, expensive gas pipelines. But we don’t have to buy into their propaganda. We have all the power we need without expensive new pipelines.
It’s hardly news that temperatures in New England drop below freezing in winter. But as CLF has long argued, we have plenty of fuel to get through even the coldest winters unscathed, without footing the bill for a polluting new pipeline. And on top of that, if we want to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change, we must stop using dirty fuels like gas altogether.
Don’t let Big Gas scare you. New England doesn’t need new fracked gas pipelines.
Following a week of mild temperatures, New England is bracing for the cold to come. Last year, we weathered the worst cold snap that we’d faced in 100 years, complete with a new phenomenon known as a “bomb cyclone.” Now don’t be mistaken, this “bomb cyclone” did not involve Armageddon, the sky falling, or even blackouts…
Pulling the plug on the Vermont Gas pipeline is long overdue. Conservation Law Foundation sued to require that Vermont Gas Systems demonstrate the proposed pipeline is justified. You can read our brief and reply brief here. It should be a tall order. If regulators knew in 2013 what they know now, it is hard to…
When costs double, taking a closer look at a project makes sense. That will happen in Vermont with the Vermont Gas Pipeline. Vermont regulators recently denied a request by Vermont Gas to sweep under the rug a closer look at the pipeline’s exorbitant cost increases. You can read the Board’s Order here. Vermont rules require…
The Vermont Public Service Board approved a large electric transmission project by TDI-NE that would be installed underground and under Lake Champlain. The project will deliver up to 1000 MW of power (roughly equal to the output from one very large coal-fired plant) from Canadian hydropower and Canadian renewable energy resources to Southern New England.…
New England does not need new natural gas pipelines, now or in the future. That is the main – and resounding – conclusion of a new study released a few days before Thanksgiving by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
The front page of the Boston Globe last week presented a powerful, timely and cautionary tale about two liquefied natural gas terminals that sit off the coast of Gloucester and Salem. Those terminals are the tangible reminder of a massive push undertaken by energy industry insiders to build such terminals. The intensity of that push,…