Common Sense Absent From Spire Pipeline Judicial Ruling

Family Preparing Food on Natural Gas Stove

As activist judges seek to shut down critical energy infrastructure because they dislike the results of often years-long regulatory processes by state and federal agencies, CEA’s Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura discusses what that means for families who will bear the burden of higher energy costs – or no energy.

Recently, the commission indicated it may provide a temporary extension for the pipeline to operate through the winter before the 90-day emergency permit expires on Dec. 12. But temporary permits don’t give families certainty that they can afford to heat their homes (“Spire rate increases to raise gas bills by nearly 25% for regional customers” Nov. 30). Temporary permits don’t provide the long-term assurances businesses need nor do they address future supply needs.

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