State Blasts Broadwater Ruling

The approval Thursday by federal regulators of the proposed Broadwater natural gas plant in Long Island Sound shifts the focus of the rancorous debate over the plan to New York , where opponents are hoping ... Full Story
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windybreeze

Newington, CT

#1 Mar 21, 2008
wow ya mean our administration might "actually do something"

i mean beside look the other way....or lecture people...

this i gotta see...
traveler

Meriden, CT

#2 Mar 21, 2008
Yes and its ok for the state to jam a wood burning plant down our throats, wow payback is a bitch isn't it.
John jr

Granby, CT

#3 Mar 21, 2008
No Nuclear plants, we don't want cheaper natural gas for power or heat, no dams for hydro... This state Government will do everything in its "power" to insure that Connecticut residents pay the absolute highest energy cost in the nation. Lets get smart about energy and cost while minimizing impact on the environment. This is a good project. Stop playing feel good and get on with sensable energy management.
Wait until wind turbines are proposed for Talcott Mountain, or a new hydro plant is proposed for the Farmington river. They will never happen because energy in this state is just supposed to show up. And we wonder why our energy costs are astonomical??
But thank God we have legislation to absolve the Connecticut Witches. What a bunch of idiots.
jim

Jamaica Plain, MA

#4 Mar 21, 2008
It's all about gold coast beach front property. Forget that we need energy for heat and electricity, Rell and Super Dick are all about their Fairfield County buddies.
Cant Make It Up

Hamden, CT

#5 Mar 21, 2008
John jr wrote:
No Nuclear plants, we don't want cheaper natural gas for power or heat, no dams for hydro... This state Government will do everything in its "power" to insure that Connecticut residents pay the absolute highest energy cost in the nation. Lets get smart about energy and cost while minimizing impact on the environment. This is a good project. Stop playing feel good and get on with sensable energy management.
Wait until wind turbines are proposed for Talcott Mountain, or a new hydro plant is proposed for the Farmington river. They will never happen because energy in this state is just supposed to show up. And we wonder why our energy costs are astonomical??
But thank God we have legislation to absolve the Connecticut Witches. What a bunch of idiots.
I could not have said it better myself...great post!
Zipster

Winsted, CT

#6 Mar 21, 2008
John jr wrote:
No Nuclear plants, we don't want cheaper natural gas for power or heat, no dams for hydro... This state Government will do everything in its "power" to insure that Connecticut residents pay the absolute highest energy cost in the nation. Lets get smart about energy and cost while minimizing impact on the environment. This is a good project. Stop playing feel good and get on with sensable energy management.
Wait until wind turbines are proposed for Talcott Mountain, or a new hydro plant is proposed for the Farmington river. They will never happen because energy in this state is just supposed to show up. And we wonder why our energy costs are astonomical??
But thank God we have legislation to absolve the Connecticut Witches. What a bunch of idiots.
No, it's a loser post. Deregulation killed the cat, and emptied our pocketbooks. Hydro, LNG, wind, even nukes... nothing will bring the price of energy down because the politicians in this state sell out to the power companies EVERY TIME.

FERC needs to be abolished by the Congress NOW. FERC is corrupted bu the energy and telecomm industries (it's a congressional gift to their lobbies). Bring back local control NOW.
No Problem

Sandy Hook, CT

#7 Mar 21, 2008
New York will OK it. An electric cable already runs under the Sound from CT. State's Rights. This is in New York. Of course Jodi Rell will be "outraged" and form another blue ribbon committee. The "8" Ball told you to do it, Jodi?
shoreliner

Guilford, CT

#8 Mar 21, 2008
John jr wrote:
No Nuclear plants, we don't want cheaper natural gas for power or heat, no dams for hydro... This state Government will do everything in its "power" to insure that Connecticut residents pay the absolute highest energy cost in the nation. Lets get smart about energy and cost while minimizing impact on the environment. This is a good project. Stop playing feel good and get on with sensable energy management.
Wait until wind turbines are proposed for Talcott Mountain, or a new hydro plant is proposed for the Farmington river. They will never happen because energy in this state is just supposed to show up. And we wonder why our energy costs are astonomical??
But thank God we have legislation to absolve the Connecticut Witches. What a bunch of idiots.
Nice try.

Broadwater is all about supplying energy to NYC and will not down a darn thing for Connecticut residents.

Broadwater should be approved but with the barge anchored in the Atlantic Ocean.
huskyoranges

Glastonbury, CT

#9 Mar 21, 2008
all we gotta do is ply patterson with a few chicks and we get what we want.

Since: Mar 08

Hartford, CT

#10 Mar 21, 2008
Follow the money, Governor Spitzer was suppose to either ok or deny this months ago, do you all suffer from A.D.D.(attention deficit disorder), the Gov of New York was too busy with other things,I care not to mention. The former Mayor of N.Y.C. Mr. Rudi Juliani, stands to gain a very LUCRATIVE SECURITY CONTRACT if this approved,FERC is tied up in this some how, hey maybe "Kriten" was the "grease" for the governor's palms, it all stinks to me.
Pete

Benet Lake, WI

#11 Mar 21, 2008
John jr wrote:
No Nuclear plants, we don't want cheaper natural gas for power or heat, no dams for hydro... This state Government will do everything in its "power" to insure that Connecticut residents pay the absolute highest energy cost in the nation. Lets get smart about energy and cost while minimizing impact on the environment. This is a good project. Stop playing feel good and get on with sensable energy management.
Wait until wind turbines are proposed for Talcott Mountain, or a new hydro plant is proposed for the Farmington river. They will never happen because energy in this state is just supposed to show up. And we wonder why our energy costs are astonomical??
But thank God we have legislation to absolve the Connecticut Witches. What a bunch of idiots.
I'm sure you supported deregulation, and any other proposal championed by republicans! All the surrounding states energy costs are lower than here! We allow business to rape consumers in this state, cbia owns this government!
Get real

Fairfield, CT

#12 Mar 21, 2008
Let's see...
We can pay 4 or 5 bucks a gallon, or do something about it.

We will have no alternatives unless some are created in SOMEONE's back yard. This is one. Additional nukes or wind plants are a couple of others. People on the gold coast need to get off their high horses and face reality. YOUR back yard is no different than any other.

The AG needs to stop behaving like he's running for governor and just shut the f**k up. His comment that time is on [his] side shows his attitude. It's not about what's right and necessary it's all about how to stall things out and make it prohibitively expensive for the developer. Who do you think will ultimately pay the bills once these monkeys are done playing around with this?
anon

Woodstock, CT

#13 Mar 21, 2008
Pete wrote:
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I'm sure you supported deregulation, and any other proposal championed by republicans! All the surrounding states energy costs are lower than here! We allow business to rape consumers in this state, cbia owns this government!
CT is one (if not the highest)of the most expensive states in the union to do business. Organized labor is king in CT. CBIA has little juice here.
Truth Teller

Glastonbury, CT

#14 Mar 21, 2008
If there's even a minute chance it will lower my natural gas bill, I am all for it. I could care less about the rich snobs on the coast. I hope it ruins their "view." What's the big deal anyway, it the water is up to your knees, you can't see your feet. It's gross.
Pete

Benet Lake, WI

#15 Mar 21, 2008
CT has the highest electricity rates in the country, the states so corrupt that the barriers to entry in most business in ct are very high, State fees, and insurance costs help prevent competition. Business owners are the biggest whiners on earth, always claiming low profits,except when it comes to selling the business, then profits are great!!
DOGMA

Newington, CT

#16 Mar 21, 2008
Broadwater perhaps best represents the cozy level of corruption that exists between the oil industry and the Bush-Cheney administration (perhaps one and the same). It took all of 2,200 pages to express they have been bought, paid for and delivered to our shoreline.
One can only imagine the ugly politics, being played out, in an effort to "assist" the two states involved. May one ask who invited this assistance? Just follow the money.
This administration continues to seek a newer low while destroying what we have for the sake of a quick buck. They have destroyed our economy, our good standing in the world community, our manufacturing and now our environment (all in the name of profits). This is the sole requirement and function of Broadwater. Shell Oil Company must hear from their customers with the sound of their silent pumps. If Shell wants to “stick” it to us, then we MUST “stick” it to them. Money is the only language they listen to.
Outraged

New York, NY

#17 Mar 21, 2008
How many zeros did it take to bribe the big pigs into thinking "this is perfectly safe and in no way does it endanger human and animal habitat"
shoreliner

Guilford, CT

#18 Mar 21, 2008
Pete wrote:
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I'm sure you supported deregulation, and any other proposal championed by republicans! All the surrounding states energy costs are lower than here! We allow business to rape consumers in this state, cbia owns this government!
If memory serves, State Senator Eileen Daily (D-Westbrook) was the principal driver behind electricity deregulation in the GA.
Ella

New Britain, CT

#19 Mar 21, 2008
I hope Senators Dodd & Lieberman, as well as all CT House Reps join in the Appeal w/ Atty. Blumenthal. The Sound belongs to everyone, and private enterprise (or the gov't. for that matter) have no business doing as they please with the Sound. Additionally, this project poses environmental, health and security hazards to Connecticut citizens. Should something go awry, what recourse is there? I am digusted by the so-called benefits and with the Proponents of this project. Such nonsense!!!
Ella

New Britain, CT

#20 Mar 21, 2008
Truth Teller wrote:
If there's even a minute chance it will lower my natural gas bill, I am all for it. I could care less about the rich snobs on the coast. I hope it ruins their "view." What's the big deal anyway, it the water is up to your knees, you can't see your feet. It's gross.
I bet you would see a short-term decrease in your bill, but in the long run it won't be worth it. The coast is for all to enjoy and is very accessible to all. Just because it appears that you don't take advantage of the Sound and/or Coast as a good resource, it doesn't mean that everyone else needs to be screwed.

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