Oct 23, 2012 – Action Alert: Pipelines and Compressor Stations – We Need Your Help!


There is a very important eventshappening this week related to the proposed development of natural gas infrastructure needed to exploit the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in the Catskills and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

On Friday there is a rally to stop the construction of a Millennium Pipeline compressor station in the residential community of Minisink.  Residents just south of the Catskills in the Orange County town have been fighting hard to stop the construction of the natural gas compressor station because it will cause pollution, destroy property values and heavily impact roads and other town infrastructure.  In a contentious hearing FERC approved the construction of the station in a 3-2 vote last month.  According to CBS News Minisink residents bussed themselves to Washington, D.C. last week and demanded a second hearing from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  “Families are going to be destroyed over this,” said Minisik resident Carolyn Petschler.  Petschler said a residential area is no place for a natural gas compressor station. “There’s approximately over 200 families that are within the half-mile, the closest being 650 feet away,” she said.  This is yet another example of what the gas industry does to communities.

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is coming to meet the residents of Minisink and speak with families about the impacts of this project. Please come rally and say NO to the Minisink Compressor Station. Minisink needs your help! The press will also be attending and we need a large crowd. Bring your signs and help us take a stand!

Mountainkeeper stands with the residents of Minisink and urges our members to join in the rally on Friday, October 26th, at 3pm at the site of the proposed development,  90 Jacobs Road, Westtown, New York. For more information, visit stopmcs.org.

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