Take Action

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.
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GET INVOLVED! Contact Martha Klein (email her here) or 860-542-5225

For more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuQNqm6dk2g&feature=youtu.be

http://sape2016.org/
FANG (Fighting Against Natural Gas)
http://www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/

More methane pipelines across Connecticut!??  Not if you can help it!  There is an industrialization of Connecticuts landscape planned and its 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;
       
Its flammable, toxic, and a potent greenhouse gas; Mixed with: Acid, Corrosive inhibitor, Bactericides, Friction reducer, Iron control, and             Scale inhibitors which end up in the wastewater and drilling slurry;
       
Methane is 86 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide;
       
Infrastructure cost will be passed on to the consumer and not come out of the profits of the gas industry;
       
The increase in pipelines and expansion of existing pipelines is primarily to export gas;
       
A minimum of 5% of the gas is lost to leaks on the way to its destination;
       
Stopping leaks and reducing demand provide sufficient power;
       
On site storage use is needed for peak use during winter, not buying it on the spot market at peak times;
       
Liquifying the gas for export is energy intensive;
       
Currently, methane is unregulated by EPA, and the current rush to build billion dollar pipeline projects is motivated by the fear of impending             regulation or legislation;
        
Very bad public policy from Bush/Cheney to Obama.
        
ERODES AIR, SOIL & DRINKING WATER QUALITY
        
ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARDS ARE SERIOUS AND IRREVERSIBLE
        
PIPELINE DRILLING USES MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER/ CREATES ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES TO FARMS, FOOD                     CHAIN, CITIZENS, COMMUNITIES AND CONSERVATION LAND
        
RISK OF RUPTURE & EXPLOSION CAUSING LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY DAMAGE
        
ACCELERATES GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
        
ERODES  PROPERTY VALUES AND  IMPACTS CONSUMER MORTGAGES & INSURANCE
        
STRESSES LOCAL COMMUNITIES RESOURCES AND DAMAGES INFRASTRUCTURE
        
SUBVERTS NEEDED INVESTMENT IN CARBON-FREE FUEL ALTERNATIVES
        
WEALTH AND INCOME SHIFT FROM 95% TO 5%

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.

CONTACT YOUR 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)
Washington DC                      Hartford, Connecticut
(202) 224-4041                       (860) 549-8463
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/contact

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D CT)
Washington DC                         Hartford, CT,               Bridgeport, CT,
(202) 224-2823                       (860) 258-6940            (203) 330-0598
http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact

Representative Jim Himes  (http://himes.house.gov/)
Washington, DC                     Bridgeport, CT                Stamford, CT
(202) 225-5541                     (866) 453-0028              (203) 353-9400

Representative Joe Courtney  (http://courtney.house.gov/)
Washington, DC                     Norwich, CT                    Enfield, CT
(202) 225-2076                     (860) 886-0139               (860) 741-6011

Representative John Larson  (http://www.larson.house.gov/)
Washington, DC                      Hartford, CT
(202) 225-2265                      (860) 278-8888

Representative Rosa DeLauro  (http://delauro.house.gov/)
Washington, DC              New Haven, CT                      Stratford
(202) 225-3661              (203) 562-3718                     (203)-378-9005          

Representative Elizabeth Esty  (http://esty.house.gov/)
Washington, DC                     New Britain, CT
(202) 225-4476                     (860) 223-8412                      
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