Skip to comments.Andrew Cuomo’s fracking follies (NY has the resources to create an energy boom, thousands of jobs)
Posted on 11/28/2012 12:09:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Last weeks news that the state Department of Environmental Conservation will miss a Nov. 29 deadline to release regulations guiding future natural-gas exploration in New York was another blow to a beleaguered industry an industry, by the way, that has operated safely in New York for decades and isnt asking for a dime of public money to expand here.
This latest delay is necessary, according to the state, for three experts chosen by the state Health Department to review the potential health impacts. Never mind that these experts have already made public statements that suggest a bias against natural-gas development: The sole purpose of environmental regulation is to evaluate all potential environmental impacts including human health. Now New Yorks belt-and-suspenders approach has yet another set of suspenders.
In other words, after four years and four months of evaluating the potential environmental impacts, this latest delay is unnecessary.
As Ive said to the governor, our member companies are now well past the tipping point, and our trust in our state government now exhausted.
The impacts of the delay are real.Just three years ago, our industry supported 5,000 jobs in upstate New York, due largely to the ongoing exploration of vertical wells across the Southern Tier. Its unclear what the real jobs total is today, but drilling activity is sharply falling.
According to the DEC, the agency issued 670 permits for vertical wells in 2008. That number dropped to 580 in 2009, 470 in 2010 and 254 in 2011. This year (as of Nov. 13), DEC has issued only 152 vertical permits. New York is not an attractive place for our industry to do business.
Our companies good employers with good jobs paying good salaries have labored to maintain a presence in New York during this prolonged delay,
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
* Domesticenergy production is putting Americans back to work, shepherding a US manufacturing resurgence and improving the environment.
* EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has indicated on multiple occasions that natural-gas production using hydraulic fracturing is not resulting in groundwater contamination. The EPA even praises hydraulic fracturing and asserts, natural gas plays a key role in our nationsclean energy future.
* The US Energy Information Administration on Aug. 1 reported that the nationsCO2emissions were at a20-year low, mainly thanks to increased use of natural gas in power production.
* Mayor Bloomberg in August released areportindicating that increased natural gas use was in the best interest of the citys environmental and economic future and would improve air quality and save lives.
* As NY waits, other states are experiencing great benefits. In July, Pennsylvanias Department of Labor and Industry reported that Marcellus Shale-related employment in that state has grown by 238,000 jobs since 2008 and core industry jobs have an average annual salary of more than $81,000.
* In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich said,If we can get that Marcellus Shale and if it can yield a significant amount of gas oh, it will be a godsend for our state. That was in 2010. Today, the state is allowing Marcellus shale-gas development as New York waits and continues to study science that has already been settled elsewhere.
“an industry, by the way, that has operated safely in New York for decades and isnt asking for a dime of public money to expand here.”
That’s just the point.
Dems don’t actually care about results and improving American energy supply.
An industry that isn’t asking for government funding to expand is not popular with Dems.
Look at the millions given to ‘green energy’ initiatives.
And with literarlly no return except bankrupt companies.
If a green energy company asked Cuomo for the keys to his house, his car, and millions in money, he’d jump on it.
Just watch carefully.
If the government makes jobs that is going to anger millions of people, who just want to lay back, get high and collect other people’s stuff.
We have to accept the reality of what America has become.
I would recommend:
And the NY Post endorsed cuomo for election. I warned them they would regret it.
That’s exactly what the producers should do. Refuse to sell into states that obviously don’t want the energy. Let em freeze and starve
Andy Cu Mo is such an assclown that he makes his father look almost competent. Key word is almost.
For those who don’t know Andy’s nickname (among those who know him well) is “the undertaker”.
If he gets the Dem presidential nomination in 2016 we may all learn why.
quid pro quo....
there is no other reason why vital jobs are being held up.....
One reason the jobs are being help up is because we have half a country full of crack heads- who simply do not want to work.
IF we create lots of jobs, the pressure is on to fill the jobs, and that decreases the dependency on the government.
Less dependence on the government is less of a reason for the government to line their pockets with our money- by forcing us to pay taxes.
Wiki? Really? Geez.
“And the NY Post endorsed cuomo for election. I warned them they would regret it.”
NYPost also endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Cuomo will stall forever on fracking. What a phony, but the majority of NYS loves him. They vote on perception, rather than substance.