New EPA proposal not likely to end disputes over new gas pipeline projects, experts say


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Even as industry welcomes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest proposal aimed at preventing states from blocking infrastructure projects, experts say that the policy is unlikely to give gas pipelines the boost they want.The Aug. 9 rule-making proposal — the latest volley in a battle between states and the Trump administration over lengthy delays to gas projects — would limit state’s authority under the Clean Water Act to block pipeline construction if a project does not meet state standards. However, while the policy would likely shake up federal-state dynamics on infrastructure projects and appears destined for lengthy court battles, the proposed EPA rule is unlikely to prevent states from denying pipeline developers critical water quality permits, several lawyers and energy analysts said.“There is a plausible case to be made that this decision and that this proposed rule is more of a victory for style over substance in terms of being able to effectively rebut recalcitrant state governments that are not interested in permitting new natural gas pipeline,” said Rob Rains, an energy industry analyst at Washington Analysis LLC.The rule could make it incrementally easier for developers to sue states over unfavorable decisions on Section 401 applications, but it would not cut state politics out of the review process, said Katie Bays, an energy analyst and co-founder of research and consulting firm Sandhill Strategy.“Superficially, you would say that more favorable guidance from the EPA strengthens the legal position of pipeline projects and LNG projects that have struggled to obtain 401 certificates from states…That’s the hope and that’s what the administration is attempting to do here,” Bays said. “However, because the guidance does not remove the ability of the states to reject an application for a water quality certificate, they can still do that.”Rains, too, said the scope of what the EPA can accomplish through regulation will remain limited, particularly if Congress is unwilling to change the underlying law. “Yes, the EPA can initiate this rulemaking. They can tighten up these requirements,” he said. “But there is already this prevailing dynamic where the states get a say in this. If Massachusetts or New Jersey or New York or whomever — Virginia — don’t want a project going through, then they have tools at their disposal. It’s not too complicated.”More ($): Stalled gas pipeline projects unlikely to get relief under EPA rule, experts say New EPA proposal not likely to end disputes over new gas pipeline projects, experts saylast_img read more

Warriors thump Lakers despite missing 3 All-Stars


first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “We were indecisive on offense, we had a few turnovers and they got out running and they went on a run,” Thomas said. “So they were the more aggressive in the second half and you could tell we were, as an overall team, a little tired.”Omri Casspi scored 15 points off the bench and Shaun Livingston 13 as the Warriors earned a seventh straight victory against the Lakers — Golden State’s longest unbeaten run in the series — and 11th in a row in the series at Oracle Arena.TIP-INSLakers: Kuzma tried to get ready for the game. “He came over earlier and tried to push through it a little bit, and he couldn’t,” coach Luke Walton said. “It isn’t really worth it. He’ll be out tonight and get treatment tomorrow. We’ll take it day-by-day.” … Walton’s Hall of Fame father, Bill, was on hand and son said: “Big Bill’s here. He’s always been a great support.” … Los Angeles hasn’t won in Oakland since an OT victory Dec. 22, 2012. … The Lakers shot 12 for 37 from deep.Warriors: On the bench, Curry was shown on the big screen late in the second quarter and wished a Happy Birthday. … Thompson had played in 530 of a possible 543 regular-season games. … Pachulia made his first start since the All-Star break after JaVale McGee had been playing in his place. … The Warriors also reached the playoffs in six straight years from 1946-47 through 1951-52 while in Philadelphia.W’S INJURIES MOUNTDraymond Green was also out Wednesday with soreness in his right shoulder. Backup center David West was sidelined for a fifth consecutive game with a cyst in his right arm but could return as soon as Friday. Rookie Chris Boucher was up from the G League Warriors and made his NBA debut with 1:19 left.With so many down, Kerr wanted his healthy players to be loose and let it fly.“With Klay and Steph out, what’s that, about 75 shots that are not going to be available on most nights that are suddenly there?” he said.UP NEXTLakers: Host Miami on Friday.Warriors: Host Kings on Friday. View comments Simmons, Augustin power Magic over Bucks In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Isaiah Thomas added 20 points with five 3-poitners and seven assists, while Lonzo Ball dished out 11 assists.Curry sat for a third straight game after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle early in a March 8 win over the Spurs. He and Splash Brother Klay Thompson are both out for at least a four-game stretch and scheduled to be re-evaluated next week. Thompson has a fractured right thumb that will sideline him until March 22.Ball’s follow shot at the halftime buzzer after an off-balance missed 3 by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sent the game into intermission tied at 55. Golden State then opened the third on a 21-7 run and made seven of its first eight shots without any points from Durant.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kevin Durant scored 26 points and the injury-plagued Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-106 while missing Stephen Curry on his 30th birthday and their two other All-Stars.“That’s been making Golden State so great these last couple years,” guard Quinn Cook, who scored 13 starting in Curry’s place, said of the Warriors coming together. “… Guys have to stay ready for situations like this. With three All-Stars out we still want to win a game. We’re not coming in here just to compete.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkZaza Pachulia returned to the starting lineup for the first time since the All-Star break and had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the banged-up defending champions, who already had clinched a sixth straight playoff berth this week without playing.Kerr’s non-traditional, late-season starting lineup of Durant, Cook, Nick Young, Kevon Looney and Pachulia worked as the Warriors won their eighth straight home game. Young scored 18 points and had three of the Warriors’ six 3s. MOST READ Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez, left, looks to pass away from Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney (5) and Shaun Livingston (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr has long known he has an All-Star cast. Golden State’s backups gave him another glimpse Wednesday night.When three of the Warriors’ four headliners were down injured, the role players rallied together.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kilcar face Termon in Donegal SFC quarter final at Mac Cumhaill Park


first_imgOur seniors and reserves hosted Bundoran in their final home matches of the season on Sunday our seniors remain top following a 4-21 to 3-09 win while our reserves won 1-16 to 1-10, next up are the championship quarter finals on Saturday 24th September our seniors play Termon at 8:30pm and reserves play Naomh Conaill at 7pm both matches are in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey.  Club members who are going to the All-Ireland Final, please text John Carr (087 2225599) by Tuesday 13th, and you will be included in the draw for tickets.Club MeetingThis month’s Club Meeting is on Thursday 15th September in Áislann Chill Chartha at 9pm. Well Done Ryan and EoinWell done to Ryan and Eoin McHugh on picking up Irish News Ulster All Stars during the week.UnderageOur under 9s had a very enjoyable day at the Liam Brown Memorial Blitz on Saturday afternoon; our Under 13s host Naomh Brid/Pettigo this Friday in the league. Club GearWe now have a selection of Club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha with adult and kid’s club home jerseys, new half zip tops, polo shirts and children’s kit bags, shorts bobble hats now in stock we now have flags also in stock. You can also now buy club merchandise online via our website.Club AppWe have now 227 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Lotto Jackpot Winner There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,200 this week’s numbers were: 4, 23, 25 and 28 winners were: €50 James and Noreen Cunningham, Kille €30 Mary T Byrne, Churchtown €20 Dermot Byrne, Towney and Finn and Rian O’Donaill. For those not living in the area you can buy your Lotto’s online at clgchillchartha.com click the Club Lotto section for details!Club Bingo hits €8k!There was no winner of the Jackpot so it’s now €8,000 on 45 numbers; Club Bingo is on in The Parish Hall on Sunday nights at 8:30pm so please support to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot and thanks to all who continue to support our Bingo! This week’s winners were: €150 Suzanne McShane €80 Dorris Conwall, Bridie O’Gara €70 Mary Boyle, Teresa Dolan, D Ferry, Suzanne Counaghan and Aoife Doherty.Congratulations Congratulations to James Carr (former player and PRO) and Angeline Woods who got married on Friday last from all at CLG Chill Chartha.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAKilcar face Termon in Donegal SFC quarter final at Mac Cumhaill Park was last modified: September 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal SFCGAAkilcarSportlast_img read more