"Pipeline Explodes In West Virginia, Sends Fireball Shooting Hundreds Of Feet In The Air"

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A gas pipeline in Brooke County, West Virginia exploded into a ball of flames on Monday morning, marking the fourth major mishap at a U.S. pipeline this month.
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Stop Algonquin Pipeline Expansion through Connecticut!

Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forums

Danbury: Monday, (date change!) FEB 3rd, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Danbury Library, 170 Main St., Danbury CT. 06810

Granby: Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at a private residence. Email here for directions. (my email)

Stafford Springs: Wednesday, February 18th (snow date Feb 25th), 2015. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forum at Stafford Library, 10 Levinthal Run, Stafford Springs, 06076. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Speakers: Jennifer Siskind, Food and Water Watch, and Ben Martin, 350 CT.

There are numerous pipeline expansion plans currently undergoing approval at the federal and state level, yet many
Connecticut residents are unaware of the costs associated with these projects. Please attend our forum if you want answers to the following questions:

1.    How will pipeline expansions affect my town & neighborhood?
2.    How will the cost of these new projects affect my energy bill?
3.    Is methane, or fracked, natural gas, really a bridge fuel?
4.    What are the health and safety impacts for local residents?
5.    What is the effect on the environment of piping fracked gas under rivers, through wetlands, and across sensitive ecosystems?
6.    How does leaked methane impact climate change?
7.    More gas = more fracking = more toxic, radioactive fracking waste. What does this mean for CT?

There is significant concern about the effects of these construction projects on the economy, environment, health and safety of the citizens of Connecticut, and development of low carbon, renewable energy alternatives.

Please join us to learn more.

The Connecticut Sierra Club, in collaboration with our friends at Food and Water Watch and 350 CT, is continuing to hold educational forums about the expansion of fracked gas pipeline and gas infrastructure, scheduled to start construction in 2015. We are holding two fracked gas pipeline forums in February, and will continue to hold them all over the state. We have multiple speakers who can address the concerns related to this billion dollar plan to expand large diameter, high pressure pipeline carrying radioactive fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale. Specifically, our speakers will explain the economic disadvantages and environmental harm that are related to pipeline expansions. They will discuss the safety, long range prospects, and climate effects of depending on increased methane to power our state.

These meetings are free and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please join us!


Citizens Against CPV Oxford Energy Plant

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 tall.

At 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)

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