Veterans Advocating Energy Innovation for New England

September 18, 2017

(the below written by Paul Chevalier, volunteer Chairman for Vets4Energy New Hampshire and former Sergeant Major, US Marine Corp)

We in New England are being held hostage by the state of New York and its political leadership because the state is strategically placed to act as a choke point for energy infrastructure projects not being built to serve our region of the country.

The northeastern United States already pays the highest energy prices on average compared to anywhere else in the country. In fact, the inability to expand any natural gas production from the mid-Atlantic states into New England could cost households and businesses as much as $5 billion in higher energy expenses with a loss of more than 150,000 private sector jobs between now and 2020. The numbers are striking, especially in a lagging economic recovery for the middle class. But a more important fact is missed with New York’s decision, a fact that we have all too much experience in dealing with — national security. 

For every pipeline not constructed, every well not drilled, and every refining plant not built represents more time and money spent importing energy from some of the most dangerous regimes on the planet. At the same time, our troops sit abroad...

Read entire article at NH Journal.


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