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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. New York’s Pipeline Fiasco

 

New York faces serious energy shortages today, largely due to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s insistence on banning fracking and blocking construction of new pipelines to import cheap natural gas from outside the state. He hopes to wean the state off of fossil fuels, which are said to drive global warming. Though the evidence concerning global warming and its deleterious consequences is quite thin, let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that the dire predictions of climate disaster are correct. If so, it becomes even more imperative to pick both the right sources of energy and the right way to get them to market. Solar and wind are too erratic to do the job, so we have to depend on some form of fossil fuel. Natural gas is high on that list. Unfortunately, the retrograde environmental policies of politicians like Cuomo is a key reason why New York faces an escalating energy predicament.

Today’s deep fear of climate change unthinkingly translates into abiding hostility toward any new technology for extracting and shipping fossil fuels. This regressive approach gets it backwards. As a rule of thumb, every new technological breakthrough results in higher levels of production with lower levels of risk. Therefore, it follows that we should encourage the displacement of old technology to capture these gains. The ideal way to proceed considers both the amount of pollution taken out of circulation and the amount of pollution added.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Foolish on Climate Change

 

A smiling Governor Andrew Cuomo, with Al Gore to his right and a rapturous crowd of Democratic dignitaries at his rear, signed into law a new statute last week that he proudly touted as “the most aggressive climate law in the United States of America.” The explicit objective of the new legislation is to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions in New York by 85 percent by 2050.

Step one in that direction is the authorization of two huge, offshore wind power projects said to generate enough power to support one million homes. The legislation goes hand-in-hand with Cuomo’s aggressive executive action to block any new pipeline construction within the state, most notably the Williams pipeline designed to bring about 400 million cubic feet of natural gas each day to New York City.

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Nicole Gelinas and Howard Husock join Seth Barron to discuss New York’s landmark rent-regulation law and its potential impact on housing in the city and state. Lawmakers in New York recently passed the toughest rent-regulation law in a generation, imposing new restrictions on landlords’ ability to increase rents, improve buildings, or evict tenants. The bill made permanent the state’s existing […]

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Nicole Gelinas and Aaron Renn join Seth Barron to discuss recent developments in New York and Chicago. In the first week of April, both cities marked milestones: Manhattan got the nation’s first congestion-pricing plan, courtesy of the state legislature, while Chicago elected its first black woman as mayor. More

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The Governor of New York is disappointed that Amazon was unwilling to play the game of New York politics like a proper corporate courtesan.

“I do believe Amazon should have stayed and fought the opposition,” Cuomo said in a Tuesday radio interview. “It was a vocal minority opposition. Seventy percent of the people support Amazon.”

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Ever since Catholic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gleefully signed the expansive abortion law that permits killing of children in the womb up until the moment of birth; and then lit up the island of Manhattan in pink to celebrate, the Catholic laity has been hounding Cardinal Archbishop Dolan of New York on social media […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Message for Catholics in New York

 

A portal to Hell has opened in New York State. It was opened by elected members of the state legislature and by its governor, who was baptized in the Catholic faith and vowed at the sacrament of Confirmation to be a soldier of Christ. However, through his advocacy and promotion and the joy that he expressed when he signed the deceptively named Reproductive Health Act, Andrew Cuomo has switched allegiances and is now a soldier of Satan and his soul now is closer to eternal damnation and torment.

The name of this new satanic law is a lie and something we should expect from the Lord of Lies and those who have done his bidding. It does nothing to promote human reproduction but instead authorizes abortionists to inject fully-formed children in the womb with lethal poisons and to be brutally and horrifically killed up until the moment of live birth on the pretext that a mother’s ensuing life after the birth of her child might be stressful and emotionally challenging.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Abortion Doesn’t Get In the Way of Cardinal Dolan and Gov. Cuomo’s Friendship.

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York is actively pushing the pro-abortion deceptively-named Reproductive Health Act, which would allow abortions on viable, late-term unborn babies for any “health” reason. Cuomo, who wants the legislation passed in the next 60 days, is a Catholic of Italian descent and had married one of the Kennedy litter and is now divorced and living with his lover. Cardinal Timothy Dolan has a holy obligation to correct, or punish as necessary, any Catholic for openly advocating for abortion which is forbidden by Catholic teaching and when a high-profile Catholic, like Nancy Pelosi or Cuomo or any other Catholic holding political office uses their position and authority to push for abortion, then they are deliberately undermining the authority and teaching of the Church. If Cuomo is under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Albany, then Bishop Scharfenberger should act and excommunicate Cuomo and Dolan should vocally support that action. Dolan should use every opportunity to publicly challenge Cuomo on the pending legislation. Pelosi has been rebuked by her own bishop in the past for her pro-abortion advocacy.

Look, I realize that Cardinal Dolan would probably have to endure being disinvited from dinners at the governor’s mansion or Cuomo’s Manhattan digs and this action would put a kink in any public events where he shares the limelight with the governor, but he has been on record saying that “We must end abortion, and not with contraception” and that abortion must be made illegal. Well, here’s your chance, Eminence to walk-the-walk and not just talk-the-talk. Your own presumably practicing Catholic governor is using his office and bully pulpit to pass legislation that will bolster the state’s efforts to continue to kill children and harm souls. How about using your own office to publicly condemn Cuomo’s actions and call for his excommunication? Or are you more concerned with being ostracized from New York power circles and cocktail parties? Are you a really a Catholic cardinal called on to do lead Catholics away from mortal sin or are you a paper tiger in a skull cap?

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America hope the accuser is OK but cannot miss the irony of lawyer Michael Avenatti begging for the presumption of innocence after being charged with domestic violence and just a month after trying to destroy Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with no evidence. They also […]

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City Journal’s Brian Anderson and Seth Barron discuss New York’s upcoming elections and the prospect of a state government run entirely by Democrats. New York’s local politics have long been driven by a partisan split in the state legislature. With the help of moderate Democrats, Republicans have held a narrow majority in the state senate since 2010. This year, however, many of those moderates were […]

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The Daily Wire A new report states that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign received $25,000 from the law firm whose attorney, David Boies, represented Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein; that occurred at roughly the same time Cuomo stopped an investigation into how Weinstein’s case was handled. More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to a new poll showing nearly 60 percent of Americans supporting President Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan and even more backing the idea for those fired at the FBI. They also unload on CNN after […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slamming President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan by saying, “It was never that great.” So what do most on the left really believe? They also shudder at Elizabeth Warren’s plan to make any company earning more […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are excited after a new poll shows Republican Josh Hawley leading incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the Missouri Senate race. They also think Beto O’Rourke and the Democratic Party are wasting money on the Texas U.S. Senate race, as incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy two good martinis today, starting with the Justice Department referring former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for criminal prosecution after the inspector general accused McCabe of “lacking candor” under oath four times. They also applaud North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp for backing the […]

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E.J. McMahon and Seth Barron discuss recent corruption cases in New York and how the state government in Albany is attempting to revitalize struggling areas with “economic-development” programs. Last month, Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, was found guilty on corruption charges for accepting more than $300,000 in bribes from two companies. Percoco’s conviction reinforces the perception that New York politics operates on a “pay-to-play” model. More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are horrified to see another high school shooting, this time in Maryland, but they are gratified to see the school resource officer intervened quickly to neutralize the shooter. They also react to the news of a driverless vehicle killing a pedestrian in Arizona and […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Must Be The Guns

 

shutterstock_129482747Early Monday morning, Carey Gabay, an aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was shot in the head, apparently by a stray bullet; he is not expected to survive. As member kelsurprise notes on the Member Feed, both Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are already calling for additional gun control measures, despite New York already having some of the least gun-friendly laws in the country:

Seeing as Cuomo’s previous foray into more stringent gun laws bordered on delusional, I’m curious to know what additional measures he thinks will manage to address the criminal element responsible for the majority of gun violence here, while still “protecting the Second Amendment and legitimate gun owners.”

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It’s not just that Hillary Clinton is making it hard not to wonder what she might be covering up. That doesn’t surprise anyone. It’s Clintonian. We almost expected it. We didn’t expect it to stop her nomination, or even her election. There’s the security angle. That she wasn’t more careful about the possibility of hacking. That’s […]

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