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 .
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.
GET INVOLVED! Contact Martha Klein (email her here) or 860-542-5225
For more info:
FANG (Fighting Against Natural Gas)
More methane pipelines across Connecticut!?? Not if you can help it! There is an industrialization of Connecticut’s landscape planned and it’s completely under the radar. There are five methane gas pipelines in the works with all the pollution, danger, and health concerns that come along with them. Much of this methane is for liquefaction and export where other countries pay more for it. We need you to call your Congressional representatives to say these pipelines are not needed nor wanted by the people of Connecticut.
Methane gas is extracted by fracking,
fraught with problems not reported in the mainstream media;
Compressor stations (c/s) release huge amounts of toxins. These toxins include benzene, toluene, sulfuric oxide, and formaldehyde. Citizens within 1500 feet of c/s in PA, TX, LA and other states have suffered from nose bleeds, rashes, headaches, sore throats, dizziness and nausea. A typical c/s also emits 46.2 tons of nitrous oxide per year. An anesthetic for dental surgeries, nitrous oxide can cause numbness and mental impairment. Nitrous oxide and volatile organic compounds interact to produce ground level ozone. Ozone inhibits crop and vegetation growth by as much as 30%.
Compressor stations are dangerous. Since 2011, there have been explosions and fires at c/s in Lathrop, Pa, Brooklyn Township, PA, Montrose, PA, Branchville, NJ, Windsor, NY, Pinedale, WY, Marengo County, AL, Oaktown, IN, Langton, OK, Nine Mile Canyon in UT – among others. Explosions have required midnight evacuations of nearby residents, with people evacuated out to a one-mile radius.
LEGISLATORS AND SENATORS: If you would like some talking points to reference when calling or
emailing your representative, just click on the image below:
Senator Chris Murphy (D CT)
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Representative Jim Himes (http://himes.house.gov/)
Representative Joe Courtney (http://courtney.house.gov/)
Representative John Larson (http://www.larson.house.gov/)
Representative Rosa DeLauro (http://delauro.house.gov/)
Washington, DC New Britain, CT
(202) 225-4476 (860) 223-8412