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If you want to see another reason these pipelines are bad for all of us, check out this interactive map of Pennsylvania. It will only increase with
more pipelines for more export
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Interactive map of Pennsylvania fracking

GAS PIPELINE EDUCATIONAL FORUM

When: Saturday November 22ndfrom 1 PM to 3 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where: 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 environment. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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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