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WRONG FOR NY: Absurd energy policy – Blame Cuomo for New York’s coming natural-gas crisi s

Blame Cuomo for New York’s coming natural-gas crisis

By Post Editorial Board | January 19, 2019 | 9:54pm


If you think Gov. Cuomo’s neglect of mass transit has caused headaches, just wait ’til you see what his reckless de facto ban on natural-gas pipelines is doing.

On Thursday, Con Ed notified regulators that, come March 15, it won’t accept new gas customers in most of Westchester, thanks to supply shortages. National Grid has been issuing similar warnings. New-customer cutoffs in the city may be just around the corner.

With no practical replacement fuel for heating, this will throttle residential and commercial growth.

“Cities either grow or die, and we are always concerned about anything that would discourage continued growth,” New York City Partnership President Kathryn Wylde told Politico. “Clearly the threat that the supply of natural gas will be inadequate to support new business and development is a big concern.”

Cuomo hasn’t officially banned new pipelines; his staff just doesn’t OK very many, often citing lame excuses for nixing them. Team Cuomo reportedly has urged Con Ed to find alternatives to pipelines, and Cuomo himself has been pushing for a shift away from all fossil-fuel energy sources.

Which threatens big trouble for new would-be customers — residential or commercial.

“We see . . . opportunities for economic development . . . with large companies wanting to come,” notes Public Service Commissioner Diane Burman, a Republican. “They’re going to need energy.”

Yet Alan Armstrong, whose firm is looking to build a pipeline from New Jersey to Queens, says the utilities “are not really in a position” to assure new businesses of “adequate gas supplies.”

Meanwhile, New York City is requiring customers to switch from higher-emission fuel oil, driving up the demand for far “cleaner” natural gas. Con Ed has already converted 5,000 buildings in the area from oil to gas.

Oops: climate-change warriors now oppose gas, too. And Cuomo is only too happy to do their bidding and effectively ban pipelines, in exchange for their political support. The gov and the greenies pretend that power from renewables — like solar, wind and geothermal sources — can replace natural gas, especially with steps to boost “efficiency” and conservation. Maybe one day that’ll be true, but not anytime soon.

New York needs gas today, and pipelines to deliver it, to keep the economy healthy and growing. Cuomo has already socked New York with his ban on fracking and his Indian Point shutdown. Just how much more can its economy take?

Happy Easter…

Resurrection Day

On Easter morning, Christians do not remember a martyr. We worship the risen Son of God!

Gary Bauer · Apr. 1, 2018

As a child, when I read the Easter story, I wanted a different ending. If only He had come down from the Cross and destroyed His enemies — that would have demonstrated His power. That is what I thought then.

Of course, I soon learned that Christ had to die. He was the perfect lamb, He was the sacrifice for our sins.

He died so that we might have everlasting life. Romans 5:8 tells us, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

While some worship a god who commands men to die for him and to kill others for him, we worship a loving God who gave His only Son to die for us. What a contrast! What a savior!

As Charles Wesley’s great hymn states: “Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, should die for me?”

But Christ did more than just give up His life. He conquered death. He rose from the grave. While Christmas overshadows most holidays, ultimately it is not a birthday that we celebrate. It is the resurrection.

If Christ had not risen from the grave, He would have been forgotten as a common criminal, a rabble-rouser whose birthday would have no significance.

But with Christ’s resurrection, we have confidence.

Confidence in a caring Creator, rather than the chaos of the cosmos.

Confidence in a glorious future, rather than the finality of the grave.

On Easter morning, Christians do not remember a martyr. We worship the risen Son of God!

Thank God for the Cross and the empty tomb. Thank God for the Good News of Christ’s resurrection.

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

National Days

The Good News

In observance of Good Friday and in celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, an eternal message.

Publius · Mar. 30, 2018

In observance of Good Friday and in celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we offer this brief focus on an eternal message. To our readers of faiths other than Christianity, we welcome you to consider these meditations, which will serve to deepen your understanding of our faith — the faith of most of our nation’s Founders, and the faith which inspired the foundational tenets of American Liberty.

Please visit Resurrection Day Meditations for our growing collection of resources dedicated to Easter.

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” —C.S. Lewis

To all of our readers, we wish God’s blessing and peace upon you and your families.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776
Mark Alexander for The Patriot Post Editorial Team

Join us in daily prayer for our Patriots in uniform — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen — standing in harm’s way in defense of Liberty, and for their families. We also humbly ask prayer for your Patriot team, that our mission would seed and encourage the spirit of Liberty in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

Once again, again, AGAIN… New York ranks among the 2 worst states having the worst tax climate in the nation!

With NY Still Trailing On Taxes, Biz Groups See More Work Needed

From the Morning Memo:

The Tax Foundation once again ranked New York among the states with the worst tax climate in the nation — something that doesn’t surprise the business groups that lobby for changes in Albany.

The group ranked New York 49th in the nation in overall taxes — a spot the state has typically held in recent years, despite a push to cut taxes and cap property tax levy increases on the local level.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration knocked the report and the Tax Foundation (which candidate Cuomo has cited in campaign literature), while also pointing to the strides the state has made on the issue.

“Their obvious ideology aside, the facts are that this administration has been rigorous and effective in constraining State spending growth to the lowest level in modern history – resulting in lower taxes for all New Yorkers,” said Division of Budget spokesman Morris Peters.

“We now have the lowest corporate tax rate since 1968, the lowest manufacturers tax rate since 1917 and, with the new income tax cuts phasing in this year, the lowest middle class tax rates since 1947.”

The Business Council, in a tweet, also noted the gains the state has made.

“We’ve made some decent strides in recent years, but clearly much more can and must be done,” the group said.

And Unshackle Upstate called the ranking part of the “sad status quo.”

“Our leaders in Albany must step up, embrace and enact an aggressive agenda that reduces our tax burden, cuts regulatory red tape and promotes private sector job growth,” said Executive Director Greg Biryla. “Until that happens, we’ll continue to be in the economic basement with New Jersey.”

This entry was posted by Nick Reisman on October 18, 2017