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New Hampshire lawmakers question FERC pipeline approval process
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Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project has been a lightening rod for protest by New England pipeline skeptics since it was announced. Now, NED-minded New Hampshire lawmakers say more scrutiny is needed of the FERC process for approving such projects to ensure that the public is fully heard.
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MEMA's new Maine Energy Facts website and Facebook page
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Are there holes in your umbrella policy?
When was the last time you reviewed your umbrella limits? Four years ago? Five years? More? That's probably four or five years too many. Why? Can you name anything that costs less than it did five years ago? Probably not. That goes for legal costs and settlements too — they continue to increase exponentially.
Accidents happen. How they happen and the outcome typically defines the extent of the damages. For example, picture a slip and fall incident at your business, then imagine the claim difference between "just" a broken arm and a claim that involves a head injury resulting in traumatic brain damage.
After 'and' dispute, stability expected for Maine heating incentives
Bangor Daily News
The three-letter word "and" prompted some four-letter words in Augusta this year, for politicians on both sides of the aisle and particularly for companies that do heating system installations or replacements.
But state incentives for people to replace home heating oil systems or upgrade to more efficient units should hold steady after all of the uncertainty earlier this year, according to Michael Stoddard, executive director of the Efficiency Maine Trust.
Superior Court judge hears Portsmouth's challenge to Sea-3 expansion
New Hampshire Public Radio
The city of Portsmouth's effort to is trying to overturn a neighboring town's approval of a controversial propane rail project. On July 21, a Superior Court judge heard arguments from attorneys on both sides.
The controversial Sea-3 rail expansion project would ship propane from fracking sites in the American West to their expanded Newington facility. And it would run through Portsmouth.
Portsmouth calls approval of Sea-3 expansion 'unlawful'
The Portsmouth Herald
Judge Marguerite Wageling took the city of Portsmouth's appeal of the Newington Planning Board's May 2014 decision to approve Sea-3, Inc.'s expansion under advisement after a more than hour-long hearing recently.
Portsmouth Staff Attorney Jane Ferrini argued that Newington Planning Board's decision to approve the expansion of Sea-3's propane and storage facility was "unlawful and unreasonable" because Sea-3's traffic memo was incomplete, especially when related to increased truck traffic and the use of what she described as 1999 traffic patterns.
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LIHEAP Vendor Training — Pre-register by Aug. 17
Maine State Housing Authority
MaineHousing will be hosting trainings to discuss LIHEAP policy/procedures and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We strongly encourage all vendors to participate.
Training will be conducted in four locations. You will only need to attend 1 of the 4, whichever is most convenient for you. Please complete and submit the the Pre-Registration Form by Aug. 17. If you will have staff attending more than one location, please complete and submit a separate Pre-Registration Form for each training location.
University of Maine at Machias to switch to natural gas
The University of Maine at Machias is about to get a lot greener.
Over the next few months the school will install a new compressed natural gas-powered heating system.
Gas will be delivered by truck to campus about once a week.
The new system will actually let officials choose between natural gas and oil depending on price.
Jeb Bush calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies
Jeb Bush wants to get rid of tax credits for the oil and gas industry.
"I think we should phase out, through tax reform, the tax credits for wind, for solar, for the oil and gas sector, for all that stuff," the 2016 Republican candidate said in New Hampshire recently, according to a video recorded by grassroots environmental group 350 Action.
Tax extenders package includes changes to biodiesel credit
The Senate Finance committee overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan two-year (retroactive 2015, prospective 2016) tax extenders package by a vote of 23-3. The approved measure contains a handful of modifications that were agreed to prior to the markup, by Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, as well as two additional amendments that were agreed to during the markup. One amendment concerned the biodiesel tax credit and the other concerned refinements to the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act.
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