|When:||Back to Calendar » October 3, 2012 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm||Where:||Otsego County Office Building
197 Main St
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Wed., Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m., in the Otsego County Office Building, 2nd Floor, 197 Main Street, Cooperstown NY 13326; Otsego County Board of Representatives hearing on the “Constitution” Pipeline. The board may actually VOTE to support the pipeline at this meeting! We can’t let that happen.
People are needed to speak at privilege of the floor about the socioeconomic and environmental consequences of the the “Constitution Pipeline,” going in along Route 88. It does not matter where you are from; just ask to speak from Privilege of the Floor. Please be present with a sign even if you do not intend to speak. This deliberately misnamed project should be called the opposite — because it is UNconstitutional to take private property for private personal gain and to export the gas!
The Otsego County Board of Reps is being called upon to support the pipeline. The County’s Solid Waste and Environmental Concerns Committee is supporting it. Some members of the Otsego County Board have apparently been “convinced” there are economic benefits to this pipeline.
We’re being advised to ask for a 90-day extension for scoping comments and for additional hearings in Delaware and Otsego Counties.
We understand approval requires a unanimous vote of the board. There should not be an endorsement of a pipeline that has not even had an impact study. Schoharie is another county that will be affected.
WE NEED TO STAND UP! — or risk our lives. If you stay in the area with a pipeline, you’ll literally be risking incineration. This is a 30-inch gas pipeline. It is just one of dozens of pipelines, maybe hundreds even, going in as fast as we can learn their names, all around the country. The purpose is, of course, to pipe the gas to the coasts and then put it on ships to be sold abroad. Hardly the “domestic” or the “clean, green” fuel the industry promises.
NOTE: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will accept written comments on the “Constitution Pipeline” until October 9, 2012. You may send written comments electronically on the FERC website, www.ferc.gov, or by regular mail. Reference docket number PF12-9 on all comments.
Postal mail address:
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426