UPDATE - FERC Extends Deadline to Jan. 15, 5:00 PM!
Thanks to all of you who put pressure on FERC and your elected officials, FERC has extended the deadline for filing a Motion to Intervene.
» Read the notice
Though the jury is out over whether or not this is necessary, we're suggesting one last recommended action after filing your Motion to Intervene, even if you've already filed:
The FERC Intervention rules say:
"Motions to intervene must be served on the applicant. Any subsequent submissions by an intervenor must be served on the applicant and all other parties to the proceeding."
So, we are recommending everyone “Serve the applicant” by forwarding the “FERC Acceptance for Filing in CP16-21-000” email to:
Later on if you make any subsequent docket submissions after being approved, you will need to email them to the “service list”, which is the list of everyone who has intervened and the applicant.
Get it at http://FERC.Gov with Query Service List:
Though it's likely to not make a difference in FERC's decision on who to accept, it's not a bad idea to follow through on this extra step after all.
Not sure how to Intervene?
Anyone and everyone can intervene. Even if you're not in a pipeline-affected town, all of the Northeast would be impacted by the construction of the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline - higher energy prices when gas hits the import market, continued reliance on fossil fuels and possible tariffs for rate-payers in New England affect the broader regional community.
Your personal intervention is critical, but interventions can also come from town government, from local organizations like the sportsmen’s club or land trust, faith organizations like churches and temples, businesses or professional associations. These organizations can file to intervene separately from the individual members.
» Simplified How to Intervene Presentation
» Samples and Suggestions for Motions to Intervene
» Print-Out Instructions
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FRIDAY — JANUARY 8, 2016 — CUMMINGTON, MA
— Anti-Pipeline Concert Fundraiser to recognize activists. Music with: Sarah Stockwell-Arthen, Kim Wachtel & Josh Wachtel (of Radio Free Earth), Sean Kimball, Heather Cupo, Jame Kitchen, Olivia Arthen, Sarah Pirtle, and more. Proceeds to benefit No Fracked Gas in Mass.
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WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 13, 2016 — ALBANY, NY
SATURDAY-MONDAY — JANUARY 16, 17, 18, 2016
NORTHFIELD to PLAINFIELD, MA
— Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Walk to Stop the NED Pipeline. The walk will proceed from the proposed compressor station site on Gulf Road in Northfield to the proposed construction yard in Plainfield. The route will pass through Northfield, Erving, Montague, Greenfield, Deerfield, Conway, Ashfield, and Plainfield. Join for as long or as little as you wish.
Hospitality will be provided for meals and overnights.
For more information or to register, contact Hattie Nestel
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SUNDAY — JANUARY 24, 2016 — WEST CUMMINGTON
— Music Festival / Fundraiser for No Fracked Gas in Mass. Join the Gaia Star Goddess Band and others at the Singing Bridge Performing Arts Lodge for pizza, potluck and an afternoon of song. Proceeds to benefit No Fracked Gas in Mass.
2:30- 8:30 pm
Singing Bridge Performing Arts Lodge
West Main St.
West Cummington, MA
SUNDAY — MARCH 16, 2016 — BOSTON, MA
— Toxics Action’s Local Environmental Action 2016. Toxics Action are proud to once again be partnering with the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) to bring you this event. The Conference is a chance to join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for a full day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Whether you have been to every conference or are attending for the first time, be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to connect and grow our grassroots movement.
Registration will open in January. In the meantime, visit their conference website at www.localenvironmentalaction.org for more information or call 617-747-4362 with questions.
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Boston, MA 02115
THURSDAY-SUNDAY — MARCH 17-20, 2016
WINDSOR to NORTHFIELD, MA
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