I believe that the technical term for this is ‘oops.’
The Sierra Club is suing the state Public Service Commission over plans to re-power the Dunkirk power plant. Those plans call for the plant to be converted from coal to natural gas.
The lawsuit will delay the switch-over, and that is not sitting well with some lawmakers in the Southern Tier.
“They claim that the environmental baseline should be no plant at all. None. No jobs, no energy, no revenue, no tax base,” says Chautauqua County Assemblyman Andy Goodell.
Remember when Greenies loved natural gas? …Yeah, turns out that that was only because the Greenies didn’t think that people would go for that. Or else that was because people underestimated just how much natural gas was actually available: your average environmentalist-theocrat just loves boutique, high-cost energy sources. For the right sort of people, of course. Continue reading Sierra Club endorses Martha Robertson (D CAND, NY-23) and sues to kill jobs in… NY-23.
Martha Robertson (D CAND, NY-23), having apparently not learned her lesson about telling lies in the course of campaigning, is doubling down on stupid:
Two weeks ago, a local news station ran a story concerning Robertson’s claim that the VA suffered from “decades of underfunding.” That claim had previously been rates as false.
Robertson then shifted gears and falsely accused Congressman Reed of voting “against reducing the VA backlog, funding to process more disability claims for wounded warriors, medical and prosthetic research, medical services for post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention, and homeless programs for veterans.”
Martha got those talking points straight from a DCCC press release and THOSE EXACT TALKING POINTS WERE JUST RULED FALSE BY POLITIFACT.
Bolding the NRCC’s, for once: although I have to admit, it’s surprising to see Politifact actually smack down Democratic talking points like this, apparently on multiple occasions.
Continue reading Martha Robertson (D CAND, New York-2[3*]) using already debunked DCCC talking points.
Meet Martha Robertson. Democrat, hoping to run in NY-23. Made an interesting accusation and promise, back in October of 2013:
Republicans have been pressuring Robertson to provide proof that GOP operatives attempted to hack her campaign website. Robertson made that claim in a Sept. 30 fundraising email.
“We’re working to hire a cyber-security firm to take a serious look at that and investigate everything that happened. Beyond that it’s really better to leave it up to them,” Robertson said in an Oct. 9 interview.
Annnd how did that investigation go? Well, according to this FEC report for 4Q 2013, it didn’t go at all: if Robertson had an investigation done, it wasn’t paid for by the campaign. Now, I am not an expert on this sort of thing, but as I understand the rules involving a FEC Form 3: Schedule B is for the reporting of all disbursements to vendors for campaign-related work. That there is no listing there for a cyber-security investigation seems very interesting. Almost as interesting? The fact that the campaign has been ducking this question since at least December. Continue reading Update on Martha Robertson’s (D CAND, New York-23 PRI) cyber-attack accusations.