Press conference and rally to Stop the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline

*MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015*

Saying NO to New Pipelines: Coalition of environmental groups to hold press conference

and rally to Stop the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline

WHAT:
Press conference and rally to Stop the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline.  If approved, the pipeline will run from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire, paralleling the proposed route of the Constitution Pipeline in much of New York.

The event will be sponsored by:

Catskill Mountainkeeper
Otsego 2000
Center for Sustainable Rural Communities
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP)
Stop the Pipeline
Citizen Action of NY 
Sierrra Club Atlantic Chapter
Sharon Springs Against Hydrofracking
Berkshire Environmental Action Team
Mohawk Valley Keeper


WHO:
Speakers will include representatives of environmental groups, Mohawk leaders, civil rights activists and musicians Peter and Bethany Yarrow, and residents and landowners along the pipeline route.


WHEN:
Monday, April 6 at 5:30 pm


WHERE:
Days Inn, 160 Park Pl, Schoharie, NY 12157


WHY:  
The Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline is being proposed by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, a company whose other infrastructure projects have been plagued by leaks and explosions.  Residents, landowners and community leaders from Schoharie County will join with environmental groups and activists from around New York to send a clear message to Kinder Morgan -- New Yorkers will not stand idly by while eminent domain is used to to line the pockets of gas companies, as they try to take land from families and jeopardize precious natural resources in order to export gas for corporate profit.

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