Thought Piece

“We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution,” said Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews.

It is hard to retain a modicum of respect for any environmental group who likes the law if it favors them, but who becomes a heavy-handed, well-financed scofflaw if it doesn’t, especially if they invoke their specious sense of moral rectitude and intellectual superiority. For the record, the exported LNG is being shipped to parts of world who are currently burning high carbon coal, wood chips, charcoal or cow dung. Steve

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” H.L. Mencken

Sierra Club Asks Fed Court to Stop Atlantic Sunrise Construction

The odious Sierra Club is at it again. Using what appears to be endless supplies of money from people like the Rockefellers, the Sierra Club, along with a mishmash of other radical environmental groups, filed an emergency motion in federal court on Monday, asking the court to stop any further work on the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline. Atlantic Sunrise is a $3 billion, 198-mile natural gas pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the Williams’ Transco pipeline in southern Lancaster County. Williams, the company building/owning the project, broke ground in September (see Williams Breaks Ground on Atlantic Sunrise Pipe, Ahead of Schedule). Since that time 29 radicals in two different protests have been arrested for blocking construction in Lancaster County (see Lancaster Pipeline Protesters ‘Do the Hokey Pokey’ & Get Arrested and 6 More Arrested for Blocking Pipe Work at Lancaster Nun Property). However, the work continues–at a rapid pace. Williams knows the longer they take, the more likely antis will find a way to slow or stop the construction. On Monday the Sierra Clubbers filed their latest “throw everything against the wall to see if something sticks” frivolous lawsuit to try and stop it–to give their other (numerous) frivolous lawsuits a chance to work their way through the court system, in hopes something, anything will work to stop the project…

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