Category: Natural Gas

Congress Woman Biggert Demands Opponent Take Position of Keystone Pipeline

-By Warner Todd Huston Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert, running for the 11th Congressional district seat, wants to know where her opponent, one-time Democrat Congressman Bill Foster, stand on the Keystone Pipeline. Does he support it? If not, why not? Biggert says that even some Illinois Democrats voted in favor of the pipeline. Dem. Dan Lapinski,... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO -- Newt Responds to President: Let Obama Be the Saudi Oil and Algae Guy, I'll be the American Jobs Guy

-By Warner Todd Huston Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich appeared at Otto Engineering in Carpentersville, Illinois this afternoon and had a few choice words for Barack Obama. Newt told the president than he can be the fantasy algae guy and he, Newt, will be the science candidate. Newt Slams the President as a member of... Read more »

CPUC: When a Consumer Advocate Isn't

-By Warner Todd Huston The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is suppose to be a consumer advocate, it’s supposed to be a watchdog agency that keeps California’s public utilities in line so that they don’t rip off rate payers. Unfortunately, as the SF Chronicle’s Katy Grimes says, the regulator is instead responsible for a culture... Read more »

PG&E Wants Higher Rates Even While Collecting Millions for Improvements Never Made?

-By Warner Todd Huston Since the several disastrous accidents that claimed the lives of too many Californians, Pacific Gas & Electric has been fighting criticism over its dismal safety record. In response, the energy provider cried poor and said it needed billions for upgrades and repairs and wanted ratepayers to pay even more for its... Read more »

Actor Ruffalo Wants Obama to Turn Army Corps of Engineers Political

-By Warner Todd Huston Mark Ruffalo — you know, the millionaire actor that claims to be part of the 99% — may not be a scientist. But he plays one on mass emailings from left-wing advocacy groups. And with that activism Ruffalo is urging President Obama to turn the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from... Read more »

PG&E's Catastrophic Failure of Public Trust By Company and Government Both

-By Warner Todd Huston Another in a long line of explosions and other catastrophic safety failures occurred at the end of September when a natural gas pipeline built and owned by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) ruptured in Roseville, California. This is just of a piece of the failure of PG&E to ensure public safety,... Read more »

Before Pipeline Explosion Calif. Utility Spent Millions on Political Campaigning

-By Warner Todd Huston Back in September of 2010, a gas pipeline running underneath the city of San Bruno, California ruptured. The resulting explosion killed eight people. A recently finished investigation has revealed safety and engineering failures at many levels but, sadly, even the state agency charged with investigating seems to be hoping that the... Read more »

Kinzinger Applauds Passage of North-American Made Energy Security Act

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Ill.)… Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke out on the floor of the House in support of H.R. 1938, the North-American Made Energy Security Act. “What does the pipeline mean for the United States and... Read more »