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When: Saturday November 22nd, from 1 PM to 3 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford
What: This event is to learn about the increase in high-pressure,
large diameter pipelines and gas infrastructure planned for Connecticut.
These new or enlarged pipelines carry fracked gas from the Marcellus
Shale into and across the state of Connecticut.
There are currently 5 projects undergoing approval by the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will cover virtually our whole state: Spectra
Energy’s AIM, Atlantic Bridge, and Access Northeast projects; and Tennessee
Gas/Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct (NED) and CT Expansion projects.
There are 5 speakers at this forum: Ben
Martin, 350CT, Jen Siskind, Food and Water Watch, Rosemary Wessell,
founder of NoFrackedGasInMass, Jane Winn, Executive Director of
Berkshire Environmental Action Team, and Arnold Piacentini, activist with NoFrackedGasInMass.
Why: It is
important to learn about the economic, community and environmental effects of
this huge increase in gas infrastructure.
This forum will provide education about why gas prices fluctuate, and if
more gas is really needed. We need to
understand why the policy makers set energy policy which subverts the switch to
non-polluting, renewable energy. There
is clear evidence that pipeline construction will not lower gas prices, but
will increase costs to consumers. This is the time to invest in clean energy,
yet the Marcellus Shale gas boom is driving this expansion, and the winners are
Exxon, Chevron, and BP, among others. You will
learn about actions to take to get more information, to get more involved, and to take a stand against dirty, polluting energy
expansion, which benefits industry at any cost to people and the
Please sign this petition to keep the proposed CPV Towantic Energy Plant out of the Woodruff Hill Industrial Park in Oxford! This highly-polluting 805 megawatt plant will impact the environment, the community, and the health of our children.
This site is only 500 feet from
the Middlebury town line. If built, the plant will affect neighborhoods
up to 2-3 miles away with vibration, noise, and 30 months of heavy
construction traffic. Air pollution will directly impact homes within a 10 mile radius.
The size of the proposed facility is stunning - 26 acres in all, with 6
acres of 80 foot tall water condensation units and two stacks 150 feet
its peak, the plant will consume over 80 million cubic feet of natural
gas per day. When natural gas is low, as it was this past winter, the
plant will run on fuel oil. There is currently 1.5 million gallons of
fuel oil stored on the proposed site, which will last just 2.5 days.
When that runs out, it will take one tanker truck full of fuel per hour,
every hour to run the plant.At minimum, the plant will put out over 50 tons of
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) per year. When the plant runs on oil
any benefits of natural gas disappear, so we are facing known
carcinogens such as sulfur dioxides and mercury output. The proposed
plant will release 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.
The plant will release 190 tons of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) per year. The
plant will release 12 tons of PM2.5 (particulate matter)