1) Please write a letter to the Connecticut Siting Council by Feb. 14 to protest the building of the proposed CPV/Towantic dual fuel power plant in Oxford. At the hearing on January 15, State Representative Arthur O'Neill and State Senator Joan Hartley gave testimony against the power plant. Senator Hartley's concerns included the potential depletion of the Pomperaug watershed, degradation of air quality, and the fact that the plant would be built at 59% greater capacity than under the conditions of the 1999 permit (500MW to 805MW).  
Please write a letter to the Connecticut Siting Council, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain CT 06051, to protest the building of this methane and oil powered plant, Docket #192B, by Feb. 14, 2015.

2) Attend one of our Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forums:
Jan. 28 at 6:30pm- Stafford Library.
Feb. 2 at 5:30pm- Danbury Library
Feb. 16 at 6:00pm- Granby (click on website link for directions)

3) Attend the Kinder Morgan open house at Farmington High School cafeteria on Feb. 11 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The gas company, formerly Enron, is pushing yet another pipeline expansion, called Northeast Energy Direct (NED). This meeting is their opportunity to inform the public about their plan, and it's our chance to talk with them privately. There is no public comment period at this meeting. 


Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forums
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.

Danbury: Monday, (date change) FEB 3rd, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Danbury Library, 179 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)

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!
Sierra Club-Greater Hartford Group
February Meeting and Presentation
Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd., West Hartford
Thursday Feb. 12th at 7:30  pm

Defending Russian Nature
Fred Strebeigh, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Writing at the Yale School of Forestry, will speak on the defense (and beauty) of the world's largest system of wildlife reserves. His articles have been published in American Heritage, Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, E:The Environmental Magazine, New Republic, Sierra, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine and the books division of National Geographic.

Doors open at 7:00 for refreshments and letter writing
A small donation is requested.
Questions: Rich Stanley at 860-816-1705, or email me here.