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WE NEED YOUR HELP – PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENT TO NYSDEC
Greenbush Pipeline Installation Project
October 1, 2020 Deadline
National Fuel has applied to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a permit to build a 8,580 ft. gas distribution line in the Town of Newstead in Erie County. While climate change impacts are accelerating at a frightening pace, we are asking that NYSDEC consider renewable energy alternatives before approving new gas pipelines. As implementation details are being worked out for NY’s new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), a hold on new gas projects could prevent decades of unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions.
- Will you please submit a comment to NYSDEC? Here is the link to NYSEDC’s notice.
- You can find documents detailing the project on DEC’s website:https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/121314.html
- Comments should be emailed to Michelle R. Woznick, DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov
- See here for suggested comment text. Suggested Comment Greenbush
- The comment deadline has been extended and comments are due Oct. 1st, 2020.
NORTHERN ACCESS PIPELINE
NYSDEC denied the necessary 401 Water Certification based on serious environmental concerns but National Fuel continues their attempt to plow ahead with gaining the right to trench across 192 WNY waterways with their fracked gas pipeline.
As they PERSIST, NoNAPL Coalition will RESIST from the fracking fields in PA and northward through Western NY.
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URGENT: Stand Up Against Attacks on Clean Water
TAKE ACTION – Please Send a Message to your representatives asking for their support to protect the Clean Water Act
SAY NO to Proposed Gutting of the Clean Water Act
Instead of protecting our water, the EPA is trying to roll back environmental protections and make it easier for the fossil fuel industry to pollute our waters.
This time it is Section 401 of the Clean Water Act that is under attack. The 401 gives States and Tribes the right to regulate and protect waterways. Section 401 was used when NYSDEC denied the Water Quality Certification for the Northern Access Pipeline, protecting 192 streams in Western NY and now the EPA wants to take away these protections.
A new proposed rule would significantly limit the ability for States and Tribes to protect their water quality and expedite fossil fuel development. Fracked gas pipelines, coal plants, and other dirty energy sources devastate and pollute our waterways; and now the EPA wants to destroy one of the only ways States and Tribes have to keep our waters drinkable, fishable and swimmable.
Don’t let them get away with it. PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW sending a message to your representatives asking for their support to uphold our basic clean water protections!!
To maximize your impact, make sure you add a personal comment about what clean water means to you.
West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility Clean-Up
After nearly 40 years of deliberation, the Department of Energy (DOE) will be making its final decision as to what to do with the Nuclear Waste at the West Valley Site.
There is also information here at Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Zero Emission Electric Buses are becoming a reality for Western NY!
Thanks everyone for your help!