Rally against pipeline and compressor station September 28th, Monday
430pm at Albany Civic Center, sign up to speak at FERC hearing at
530pm, speak at FERC hearing starting at 6pm.
Please remember that scientific studies show that within one mile of a
gas compressor station in New York, which is 1/4 the size of the one
planned for Albany (meaning it will impact people within a 4 miles
radius) , the following impacts on health were recorded:
asthma, nosebleeds, headaches, and rashes
elevated levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen
- increased mortality rate of persons over 65
double the risk of autism in expectant mothers in the third trimester
Some people think Continue reading Oppose Sabal Trail at FERC Albany, GA 2015-09-28
FERC can’t even say how many pipelines have been approved,
rejected, or went forward even if approved; no wonder
they’re being scrutinized.
Hannah Northey, E&E, 3 November 2014,
FERC faces heightened scrutiny as gas projects proliferate,
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission these days is drawing a
crowd of companies promoting projects linked to the U.S. natural gas
boom and protesters who say the agency blithely greenlights too many
pipelines, export terminals and other gas infrastructure.
Foes of a FERC-approved export terminal at Cove Point, Md., recently
rallied Continue reading FERC nervous about being watched
may yet be held accountable by the citizens,
and by other government agencies and courts that are
by the industries they regulate like FERC.
Sane Energy Project posted 4 May 2014,
Reportback: The Minisink Hearing, or, FERC Gets a Clue,
A court officer was asked if similar hearings were always as
crowded. “Never,” he said.
This is a trend that’s building. Before Spectra, the average number
of interveners on any project was about 19. Now, it’s typical for
there to be 300-500 interveners, and for thousands of comments to be
filed. Lately, activists are getting under FERC’s skin even more,
showing up repeatedly at hearings, Commission meetings, and soon, a
rally in front of their offices.
Ted Glick, coordinator for
Cheseapeake Climate Action Network, one
of the main groups fighting the Cove Point LNG export terminal in
said, Continue reading FERC hearing packed by activists