Where's the Evidence for Broadwater's Assertion that its LNG Terminal Will Save Consumers $400 a Year?
The New Haven Register quotes Broadwater's John Hritcko thus:
"It is curious that in a week when Connecticut faces some of the highest energy prices in the country, the town board is willing to consider opposing a project that can help their constituents save up to $400 on their annual energy costs," Hritchko said.
Lobbyist/flack Gary Hale has been making the same assertion for weeks, again without presenting any evidence.
Here's a question or two for reporters to ask the next time Hale or Hritcko makes that claim: "What is that based on? What information or evidence do you have that the terminal will save consumers up to $400?"
If they don't answer the question, then simply write "Broadwater asserted that the terminal would save consumers up to $400 a year but Hrticko [or Hale or Amy Kelley or Joel Ringbold or any of the other shameless corporate flacks] presented no evidence to support the claim."
One more thing: Shell (a partner with TransCanada in Broadwater), the company the wants to use publicly-owned waters and underwater land for its corporate facility, earned record profits last year.