SNYFGP Newsletter 3-5-17

Save the Date and Spread the Word!

Next SNYFGP Meeting

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:30 pm
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. SNYFGP Upcoming actions: April 5 Mark Lowery Presentation, People’s Climate March
  3. Pilgrim Pipeline Scoping Comments (what you can do)
  4. Intro to Facebook and Twitter (how to use them to increase your anti-fossil fuel effectiveness)
  5. Summary and next meetings

CALL CUOMO: MONTH OF MARCH
to reject water permit for Atlantic Bridge Pipeline Project

ACTION #1
Please call:
-Governor Cuomo: 518-474-8390
-NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Seggos: 518-402-8545

Tell them: Reject the water permit for Spectra’s illegally segmented Atlantic Bridge pipeline project. 

 ACTION #2 
Please sign petition to Governor Cuomo to reject the water permit for Spectra’s illegally segmented Atlantic Bridge project, the next phase of Spectra’s dangerous massive Algonquin pipeline expansion:   tinyurl.com/CuomoStopSpectraPipeline

BACKGROUND
Recently Spectra’s Atlantic Bridge project, the second phase of their illegally segmented Algonquin pipeline expansion was prematurely approved by FERC and New York State is considering issuing a water quality permit for the project which would enable construction to go forward. Spectra is pressing for the approval as soon as possible so they can begin to cut trees before April 1st and begin construction. New York State should not be approving water permits for a project that is linked to significant risk of nuclear disaster impacting 20 million New Yorkers, and will contaminate our waterways and wetlands, ensure more air pollution, and destroy our health and climate.

Despite repeated warnings from numerous leading national pipeline, nuclear and disaster preparedness experts, Spectra Energy received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to expand their Algonquin pipeline. Recently, the first phase of that expansion – the 42 inch diameter, high pressure Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) gas pipeline became operational and was constructed only 105 feet from critical safety infrastructure at the old,   accident-prone Indian Point nuclear plant in northern Westchester near 2 earthquake fault lines.  The experts warned that a pipeline rupture at Indian Point could result in a nuclear disaster worse than Fukushima and threatens more than 20 million people who live in the New York tri-state area.*  Even if Indian Point is shut down – still years away – a pipeline rupture poses disastrous risks to millions of New Yorkers due to 45 years of highly radioactive spent fuel permanently stored on site. Governor Cuomo and NYS DEC Commissioner Seggos must stop ignoring safety experts’ warnings about the permanent catastrophic risks to New Yorkers posed by the giant Spectra AIM pipeline and further expansions.

Spectra illegally segmented its massive Algonquin pipeline expansion into 3 separate projects: Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM), Atlantic Bridge and Access Northeast, to avoid a full evaluation of the cumulative impacts.

Governor Cuomo recently stated that New York “must double down by investing in the fight against dirty fossil fuels and fracked gas from neighboring states” yet, New York continues to issue permits for dangerous, polluting and climate destroying fossil fuel pipelines and power plants in our communities polluting our air and water supplies, destroying our health and climate. New York must stop approving fracked gas pipelines like Spectra Energy’s massive Algonquin pipeline expansion (AIM, Atlantic Bridge and Access Northeast) and fast track to 100% renewable energy.

For more information, please visit www. SAPE2016.org
and FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sape2016/

View 2 minute video:  The Nuclear Power Plant and the Giant Gas Pipeline:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nO-KLsji6w

CALL CUOMO Mondays
to Stop the Pilgrim Pipelines

 

Dear Friend:We need to maintain the pressure on Governor Cuomo to stop the Pilgrim Pipelines, so we’re launching an important new initiative, “Call Cuomo Mondays”.

We’re asking people to call Governor Cuomo each and every Monday in opposition to the Pilgrim Pipelines using this phone number: 866-846-4075.

This was a concept successfully used during the anti-fracking campaign to demonstrate a steady – and growing – drumbeat of opposition to the dangerous practice.

Can you commit to calling Governor Cuomo every Monday? If so, please email stoppilgrimny17@gmail.com.

The Pilgrim Pipelines would carry explosive fracked oil along the New York Thruway and through six counties, from Albany to New Jersey, and return the refined products back north. If constructed, the Pilgrim Pipelines would threaten the drinking water for millions of New Yorkers, risk the safety of dozens of communities, and promote fracking and climate change chaos.

Fortunately, the Cuomo administration has the authority to stop this dangerous proposal.

Use this number – 866-846-4075 – which enables us to track the number of calls generated – and forward this email widely.

Please let us know if you have any questions, or need more information.

Thank you for your support – together, we’re going to win!

On behalf of the Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipelines – New York (CAPP-NY).

Bill Barr


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