Calgary Herald. In a decision that concluded tolls cannot increase every year to offset lower volumes moving through a pipeline, the National Energy Board has rejected sweeping changes put forward by pipeline giant TransCanada on its fee structure to move natural gas in Canada.
Our Friends at Resource Development Council for Alaska (RDC) Alert Us About Tomorrow's Deadline:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun the scoping process for the Donlin Gold LLC project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Corps is accepting comments, questions, and suggestions to be considered and used to help identify concerns and benefits of the project in the draft EIS. Comments will be accepted through this Friday, March 29. Action requested: RDC encourages citizens to submit written comments urging the Corps to include social and economic benefits, and other potential opportunities that development of Donlin Gold may create, in the EIS. Please consider personalizing your comments by using your perspective and including specific examples of the potential benefits resulting from development of the project. For more information and talking points, please visit: http://www.akrdc.org/alerts/
Today's energy news courtesy of Consumer Energy Alliance:
Houston Chronicle: Busted theory - As for environmental impacts, the EPA credits increased use of natural gas for reducing air pollution across the country. Carbon dioxide emissions are also at a 20-year low thanks to natural gas. State and federal regulators, meanwhile, have been nearly unanimous in stating that hysterical claims about hydraulic fracturing - including water contamination, air emissions, and health threats - are pure invention. The only bubble that's about to burst - if it has not already - is the nationwide campaign against hydraulic fracturing, of which Owen's op-ed was an unfortunate part.
Message from Governor Sean Parnell:
* Senator Click Bishop
* Senator John Coghill
* Senator Mike Dunleavy
* Senator Fred Dyson
* Senator Anna Fairclough
* Senator Cathy Giessel
* Senator Charlie Huggins
* Senator Pete Kelly
* Senator Lesil McGuire
* Senator Kevin Meyer
* Senator Peter Micciche
The Alaska Support Industry Alliance
...linking Alaska’s jobs to Alaska’s Resources…
500 member companies & 30,000 Alaska employees strong!
Inquirer Herald/AP by Becky Bohrer. As the legislature enters its final three weeks, four major bills stand out amid a flurry of others vying for attention: the budgets, and bills dealing with oil taxes, a liquefied natural gas trucking plan and in-state gas pipeline. Gov. Sean Parnell said those "will probably have the most positive impact on Alaskans, and are the most significant pieces of legislation that are out there."
Online game depicting pipeline bombing sparks controversy - CBC - CBC.ca. Saturday, March 23, 2013 ... bombing sparks controversy. Ontario's premier is looking into an online game that shows the bombing of a gas pipeline.