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Rally to Stop The Minisink Compressor Station

When:
February 16, 2013: 12:30PM to 3:30AM
Where:
107 Jacobs Road, Westtown, N.Y. 10998. map

This rally was originally scheduled for Feb.9th

The community of Minisink is battling the construction of NiSource/Millennium Pipeline’s 12,260 horsepower natural gas compressor station in the middle of their residentially and agriculturally zoned town. The case is highly unusual in that residents of Minisink came up with an alternative plan, siting compression at an industrial site already owned by Millennium; this proposal received a rare 3-2 split vote by commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Construction of the project is nonetheless rapidly underway, and the community has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for a stay of construction, pending a full hearing of their case currently before the court. The case challenges approval of the project by FERC- a process that claimed 18 months and yielded controversial results. Minisink residents are demanding their right to due process.

Speakers include:
Denise Katzman of Sane Energy Project
Paul Gallay of Hudson Riverkeeper
Greg Lynn of Peaceweavers
Angela Monti Fox of The Mothers Project
Tanyette Colon of Mothers United for Sustainable Technologies
well-known activists Vera Scroggins and Dr. Larysa Dyrszka
Jon Bowermaster, director of “Dear Governor Cuomo,”
9-11 First Responder advocate, John Feal

The rally will be held directly across from the construction site at 107 Jacobs Road, Westtown, N.Y. 10998.

Download the Press Release

For more information about the Minisink residents’ 18 month case against the construction of this project visit www.stopmcs.org

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