As some elected officials begin injecting politics into fact-based regulatory processes, families and farmers are seeing the results of politically constrained energy infrastructure in higher than necessary energy bills and lost economic opportunities.
“If a polar vortex comes into the Northeast part of the country, or a cyberattack, and people literally have to start making decisions on how to keep their family warm or keep the lights on, at that time, the leadership of that state will have a real reckoning. I wouldn’t want to be the governor of that state facing that situation,” Perry said last summer at the World Gas Conference in Washington. “We have to have a conversation as a country. Is that a national security issue that outweighs the political concerns in Albany, N.Y.?”
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