Friday, June 22, 2018

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished -- June 22, 2018

From SeekingAlpha:
  • Sempra Energy's  request to build a 47-mile gas pipeline known as Line 3602 in San Diego County is rejected by the California Public Utilities Commission
  • SRE's San Diego Gas & Electric had argued that the pipeline was necessary to replace an old line that was constructed nearly 70 years ago, but a CPUC administrative law judge last month recommended commissioners reject the utility’s plan
  • the CPUC backed the administrative law judge's findings, which is says were based on the utility’s projections for natural gas supply and its own natural gas reliability standards
Apparently in some earlier assessment, SRE was reassuring its customers and its shareholders that "things" were okay. No good deed goes unpunished.

California deserves better. You can't have it both ways.

The Road To Williston

This is what happens when folks:
  • don't want to tackle really serious problems; a meeting is only so long;
  • run out of things to do and run out of ways to spend taxpayers' money; and/or
  • want to appear like they are doing something 
By the way, unlike much of America, Williston has incredibly good sidewalks -- at least in the "old" part of Williston that I know well. "No one" walks on those sidewalks and between the sidewalks and the parking "lanes," there is more than enough room to bike. At least from my narrow, cynical, curmudgeonly mind. [Wow, I'm glad my "comments" section doesn't work.]

I got a huge chuckle out of this. Mind you, I'm a huge fan of bicycling. I'm not sure I'm a fan of bicycle lanes anywhere in urban traffic.

Having said that: they say there are two seasons in North Dakota -- winter and August. Or maybe, winter and the construction season (August). Not exactly bicycling weather seasons, except maybe August.

During the entire time I was growing up in Williston, and the many times I have been back there as an adult, I have seen exactly three bicycles on Main Street.

The screen shot says these would be "new" bike lanes. That suggests there are bike lanes already there but the city would like to put "new" bike lanes in place of the "old" bike lanes. I'm probably misreading that. More likely, the city "wants to put in bike lanes on Main Street."

1 comment:

  1. What a bone-headed idea. Some towns lend themselves to bike travel. Williston is definitely not one of them.