This week's Open Houses postponed!
Kinder Morgan Open Houses scheduled for this week have been postponed because of the weather.
- Milford, NH - Tuesday, Jan. 27
- Berlin, MA - Wednesday, Jan. 28
- Fitchburg, MA - Thursday, Jan. 29
New dates have yet to be announced.
So far, others for subsequent weeks are expected to happen on schedule. We still encourage people to attend the open houses, and to check back to see when the new dates for Milford, Berlin and Fitchburg are announced.
The main purpose of the open houses is for Kinder Morgan to share information and present their case for the pipeline in a more casual, one-on-one setting. The pre-filing (up until fall of this year) is a time for the pipeline company to gather information to be able to submit a more complete formal application to FERC.
This is a time for us to meet fellow townspeople who may not have been active in opposition to the pipeline and have discussions with them. The open houses are also a time to for us listen to what the pipeline co. has to say with a critical ear, and to help us prepare, but not disclose vital information about the direct impacts this project could have to our personal properties and our towns.
OFFICIAL OPEN HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM KINDER MORGAN
All held 6-8 pm
February 3: Rindge, NH
Four Star Catering;
18 Lisa Drive, Rindge, NH 03461
February 4: Winchester, NH
Winchester High School Gymnasium;
85 Parker St, Winchester, NH 03470
February 5: Greenfield, MA
Greenfield Community College Cafeteria;
One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301
February 9: New Lebanon, NY
New Lebanon Junior-Senior HS
14665 New York 22, New Lebanon, NY 12125
February 10: Pittsfield, MA
Berkshire Community College Cafeteria;
1350 West St., Pittsfield, MA
February 11: Farmington, CT
Farmington High School Cafeteria;
10 Montieth Dr., Farmington, CT
February 12: New Scotland, NY
Colonie Country Club;
141 Maple Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186
February 17: Andover, MA
123 Old River Rd., Andover, MA 01810
February 18: Londonderry, NH
Londonderry High School Cafeteria;
295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053
February 19: Hudson, NH
White Birch Banquet Hall;
222 Central St., Hudson, NH 03051
Notice from Synapse
Clean Energy Advocates Bootcamp Postponed
Due to inclement weather that we expect to affect schedules and travel plans this week, the Clean Energy Advocates Bootcamp scheduled for Thursday, January 29 has been postponed. The workshop will be held on February 12.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you plan to attend on February 12, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org even if you have already done so. The deadline to RSVP is February 6. After February 6, we will allocate spots to those currently on the waitlist as space allows.
Thank you and be safe!
Building a state (or three or four) of denial
More and more letters to deny permission to survey are being submitted to the Northeast Energy Direct Docket on FERC. Don't forget, you don't have to be along the pipeline route to send one of these to Tennessee Gas Pipeline and a copy to FERC! Not only can you send one as a protest statement, it may be to your benefit if the pipeline route changes again.
Download a DENY PERMISSION TO SURVEY LETTER. Fill out and sign, and make sure to send a copy to the address at the top via certified mail (so you have confirmation they received it). This letter works for anywhere along the Market Path (Wright NY to Dracut MA) segment, laterals and loops of this project, regardless of which state you're in.
Also send a signed copy to FERC at:
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426
Why not protect yourself pre-emptively and let the company and FERC know that it's not just directly affected landowners that oppose this project.
If you've already given permission to survey (anywhere along the route), you can still rescind permission by sending a RESCIND PERMISSION LETTER.
Don't forget, too, that if they come knocking at your door to ask permission, you can hand them a copy directly as back-up to the above steps. If you've already filed a letter with Tennessee Gas, and surveyors show up anyway, you have a right to intercept them and ask them to leave, and show them a copy of your letter. If they refuse to leave, you have a right to call the authorities and report a trespassing.
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SATURDAY — JANUARY 31, 2015 — PITTSFIELD, MA
— Public Information Session on the Pipeline. Speakers Jane Winn of Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Rose Wessel of No Fracked Gas in Mass (more details to come)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Italian American Lodge
93 Waubeek Rd. (on Pontoosuc Lake)
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