Our Earth Day Message to
We applaud Governor Cuomo’s growing commitment to the protection of New York’s precious natural resources and the communities which depend on them for survival, as demonstrated through his rejection of the 401 Water Quality Certification for the Constitution Pipeline. Now it is time for #Justice4Minisink! All New Yorkers deserve equal protection and climate justice begins with community justice. Minisink was the first community in the country to fight FERC head on and our struggle has informed infrastructure fights across the country including the cancelled Constitution Pipeline and NED Pipeline. We have been waiting for 5 years for Governor Cuomo to shut down the Minisink Compressor Station and the even more threatening CPV Valley Power Plant rapidly under construction in the Lower Hudson Valley. Now with one permit left, the 401 Water Quality Certification for the CPV Valley Lateral Pipeline, he has one last chance to do the right thing. This lateral pipeline would cross through critical wetlands, farmlands, and water bodies, while threatening landowners with eminent domain. It would feed the 650 MW CPV Valley Energy Center that would contaminate the soil, air, and water of New York’s world famous Black Dirt Region and cradle to grave would emit 20 Million Tons of CO2e annually, resulting in public health and climate change crises of a cataclysmic magnitude. A health crisis is already underway in Minisink as a result of a Compressor Station intended to feed this plant. To add insult to injury all of these facilities will soon be owned by foreign companies, Trans Canada (purchasing the Millennium Pipeline) and Global Infrastructure Partners new owners of the CPV Valley Power plant.
Real leaders know that its never too late to do the right thing. In 1989 amidst widespread opposition to the Shorham Nuclear Power Plant the then Governor Mario Cuomo had the courage to #ShutItDown. Now his son has one last chance to #StopCPV and get #Justice4Minisink. Governor Cuomo MUST reject the 401 Water Quality Certification for the Valley Lateral Pipeline. Great leaders know how to turn a ship around before it hits an iceberg.
#MinisinkMatters #PeopleMatter #SacrificedButNotSilenced #ShutItAllDown
CPV PRO/CON FORUM IN GOSHEN, NY – FEBRUARY 24, 21016 (FULL)
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MICHAEL SUSSMAN SPEAKS TO SUPPORTERS AFTER INITIAL COURT DATE FOR WAWAYANDA 6
WAWAYANDA 6 ARRAIGNED JANUARY 21,2016
PRAMILLA MALICK, JAMES CROMWELL, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF PROTECT ORANGE COUNTY PROTEST AT STATEWIDE CLIMATE RALLY IN ALBANY, JANUARY 13. 2016
HEALTH EFFECTS OF COMPRESSOR STATIONS, A PRESENTATION BY DR. CURT NORDGAARD
NEW YORK STATE PSC HEARING FOR CPV VALLEY PETITION -FULL
NYS PSC ALJ PAUL AGRESTA ON WHY IT IS USELESS TO ARGUE HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, SITING, PROPERTY