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Elizabeth Warren has plan for killing AK-LNG ports

BUSYBODY BILL WOULD IMPACT ALASKA, IF PASSED

Alaska Democrats’ leading choice for president would shut down natural gas exports from Alaska.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation this month to block construction of “any compressor station that would be built as part of a pipeline project mean to export natural gas overseas.”

That’s a direct hit to both Warren and Markey’s home state LNG export industry but also would kill the Alaska Gasline project, were it ever to become economic.

The bill is called the Community Outreach, Maintenance, and Preservation by Restricting Export Stations from Subverting Our Regulations (COMPRESSOR) Act, and if it passed it would ban outright any natural gas compressor station that would be part of a project leading to the export of natural gas or facilitate the export of natural gas. Sen. Edward Markey of Masschussets is the cosponsor.

[Read more about the COMPRESSOR Act here]

“Major gas projects like the proposed compressor station in Weymouth increase our reliance on fossil fuels while ignoring the concerns of households and consumers who would be affected the most,” said Sen. Warren. She then accused Enbridge, a Canada-based company, of trying to “line their pockets by exporting natural gas overseas.”

 “Instead of continuing our fossil fuel addiction, we need a Green New Deal that transforms our economy to create millions of jobs and protects our communities that have been historically most harmed by fossil fuels,” Markey said.

In the recent Quinnapiac University poll, rated A- by pollster Nate Silver, Warren is in the lead with likely voting Democrats:

  • Warren: 30%
  • Biden: 27%
  • Sanders: 11%
  • Buttigieg: 8%
  • Harris: 4%
  • Others: Less than 2%

The bill, S.2642, was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, where Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is chair, and where the bill will likely die.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I guess we can feel confident that Senator Murkowski will kill this bill… but we have seen recently, how much she likes to change her mind on things and remain popular with NPR listeners. Maybe we should not get too comfortable…

    • Just subtract MA from this clowns handle and substitute an E and you have the perfect moniker for the author of the comment.

      • Sad to see an otherwise intelligent person engage in name-calling. You can do better.

      • Just replace Geldof with Blow and you would have the perfect moniker for the author of the comment.

    • Murkowski has for the most part voted Democratic while supposedly in the Republicans party as a Traitor who rarely goes Republican as everyone is noticing!! Trump is aware of her back stabbing actions!!!

  • What a list. Add Hillary back in and she gets a negative number. I’m not certain we can count on Lisa (RINO). You think you have her figured out, and BAMM, she turncoats on us leaving us in shock.

  • Elizabeth Warren has no idea how an economy functions. She wouldn’t even be a university professor if she hadn’t gamed the system and claimed native heritage. This woman is not fit to run anything. And the Democrats might nominate her for President.

  • Just a scorned, hate driven woman. I hope she wins the nomination. I really do.

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