Please read the note below from Julia Walsh and Craig Stevens, and
- FILL OUT THE SIGN-ON FORM: http://bit.ly/1TkNZD6
- IF you are a concerned citizen, especially if you are directly impacted landowner, PLEASE CONSIDER coming to Albany tomorrow.
WHERE: Albany, Legislative Office Building, Press Room
- KEEP CALLING Governor Cuomo and ask him to DENY the 401 Permit, and also call up the National Guard to Protect NY Forests and Property Rights! 1-518-474-8390
Thanks-- Bill Huston
If you haven't heard the news, today the Constitution Pipeline Company is proceeding with cutting trees at the Holleran family's maple grove in Pennsylvania. FERC gave the company permission to cut trees along the 25-mile portion of the proposed route in PA despite the fact that NY has not and may never grant permits for the pipeline.
Last week, the Constitution Pipeline Company made a second attempt to get FERC to allow them to cut over 700,000 trees along the remaining 100 miles of the proposed route in NY. The company asked FERC to approve their request by tomorrow Wednesday, March 2nd. Thankfully, yesterday, NY Attorney General Schneiderman weighed in again and demanded that FERC not allow tree cutting in NY while the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation continues its review of the 401 Water Quality Certificate.
In light of these recent events, a group of folks living along the pipeline route crafted this letter to Gov Cuomo and the DEC asking, once again, that NYS reject the 401 Water Quality Certificate immediately.
Please sign your group onto this letter today. We will accept sign-ons until 10am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. Here is the sign-on form: http://bit.ly/1TkNZD6
Tomorrow at 1pm we will hold an emergency press conference at the press room in the Legislative Office Building in the State Capitol to release the letter with landowners from along the pipeline route in PA and NY, including members of the Holleran family.
(Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1701247720147567/ )
We will also be launching a social media campaign, #StopFERC, to raise public awareness about FERC's reckless actions, which protect Big Gas and Oil while sacrificing the health, safety and property of the American people. Through this campaign and at the press conference, residents of NY and PA will stand in solidarity, demand that FERC NOT allow tree cutting in NY, and call on Governor Cuomo and the NYSDEC to immediately deny the 401 Water Quality Certificate for the Constitution Pipeline.
Together we will can STOP THE PIPELINE!
Julia Walsh & Craig Stevens
May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
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