SNYFGP held a workshop on 7/7/15 in Nassau, NY to prepare people to Participate Effectively in the Upcoming FERC Scoping Hearings. Joceyln D’Ambrosio shared her experience working with Earth Justice in this PowerPoint.
And here are videos of the presentation at the Scoping Hearing Training Workshop:
Jocelyn D’Ambrosio is a senior associate attorney with Earth Justice (http://earthjustice.org), an organization that “uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.”
The Scoping Hearing is an opportunity for us to tell FERC how the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline project (NED) will impact our lives, homes, communities, towns and environment. This is our opportunity to tell FERC how the pipeline and compressor station will impact us and almost everything around us – water use and quality, health, fisheries, vegetation, wildlife, cultural resources, agriculture, farms, soils, land use, recreation, aesthetics, air and noise quality, security and reliability, historic sites, and more.
The FERC Scoping Hearings in our area will be held on:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Birch Hill Catering, 1 Celebration Way, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 pm at Birch Hill Catering, 1 Celebration Way, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Tuesday, July 28, 7 pm, Taconic High School, 96 Valentin Road, Pittsfield, MA
The doors open one hour before the process begins and participants are asked to sign in. Testimony will be made in the order that people sign in. Because of the number of people they anticipate, expect 3 minutes (carefully timed) for your comments. You may submit longer comments in written form on the evening of the hearing or via email or mail before August 31, 2015.