Petition Closed
Petitioning Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu and 9 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Secretary of Energy
Dr. Steven Chu
Fed Dept. of Transportation, Pipeline
Marilyn Burke
Director
Lauren O'Donnell
Deputy Director
michael.mcgehee@ferc.gov
Environmental Task Monitor
charles Brown
Environmental Task Monitor
Kevin Bowman
petition administrator
suzie halle
Director of the Office of Science Department of Energy
Dr. William F. Brinkman
Governor
Tom Corbett
Secretary, DEP
Michael Krancer

Do NOT approve the proposed 121 MILE CONSTITUTION PIPELINE through Susquehanna County PA , Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Schoharie Counties, NY

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sought public comment on a 121 mile proposed Constitution Pipeline project to run from Susquehanna County to northern New York. Their "Scoping period" was extended a full month to November 9th 2012.  They are determining if this pipeline is in the public interest. We oppose this project.   We believe this pipeline, all other gas pipelines of this nature and hydrofracking, (with all it's leaks, radioactivity, explosions, spills, sink holes, water usage, earthquakes, silica dust, disposal issues to name a few), is not safe. We believe this 121 mile natural gas pipeline project that would cut through Susquehanna County PA and portions of Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Schoharie Counties in NY, and any associated compressor station(s) is definitely without question NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.  We believe it benefits the corporate few.  We believe in supporting clean renewable energy. We oppose fracking and want it banned. Fracking, pipelines and compressor stations are fraught with disaster, (they fail, spill, leak, flare, spew, explode...) emitting toxins into our country air, water and land. We have had enough of it!  We want it stopped! We have seen the damage, heard the stories, and want it banned. Immediately.  Read this account where people spoke their minds at a "scoping meeting" open to the general public. (copy and paste it isn't clickable): http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/several-express-opposition-to-natural-gas-pipeline-1.1379639  -  If you agree with us that this pipeline / compressor station(s) is not wanted, and is NOT in the public interest, please sign this petition. Thank you for your help.  

12/11/12 BREAKING NEWS - Gas Pipeline explodes in West Virginia decimating 4 homes and damaging 5 others - http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/11/15845530-gas-line-explodes-in-west-virginia-structures-burn-freeway-damaged?lite


Letter to
Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu
Fed Dept. of Transportation, Pipeline Marilyn Burke
Director Lauren O'Donnell
and 7 others
Deputy Director michael.mcgehee@ferc.gov
Environmental Task Monitor charles Brown
Environmental Task Monitor Kevin Bowman
petition administrator suzie halle
Director of the Office of Science Department of Energy Dr. William F. Brinkman
Governor Tom Corbett
Secretary, DEP Michael Krancer
I just signed the following petition. As you know, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sought public comment on a 121 mile proposed Constitution Pipeline project to run from Susquehanna County to northern New York. Their "Scoping period" was extended a full month to November 9th 2012, I believe in part, do to the huge volume of opposition. In factoring your determination of whether this pipeline is in the public interest, I want you to hear loud and clear I believe this is NOT in the public interest. I'm asking you to Prohibit this proposed 121 mile Constitution Pipeline through 5 counties in PA / NY. (National Environmental Policy Act Review For The Constitution Pipeline Project Docket No. PF12-9-000) and other associated frack pipelines.

I oppose this natural gas pipeline, associated compressor station(s, and ALL OTHER FRACKING PIPELINES because I believe that hydrofracking pipelines, the fracking industry and it's associated compressor station(s) have leaks, explosions, spills, water usage, disposal issues, earthquakes, sinkholes, silica dust, radioactivity, disruption to infrastructure, disruption to quality of life, devaluation of property values, and ineffective oversight, to name a few, and hold the public at risk. In light of the recent allegations of DEP not performing crucial water tests, (testing for only 8 of 26 chemicals and metals) I fear EPA and DEP oversight is understaffed and can not be trusted.

I believe in sustainable renewable energy such as solar, wind and geothermal. I support investment in sustainable renewables. I oppose fracking, pipelines and associated activities. I believe the entire process emits toxins into our country air, water and land.

I have had enough of it. Let's wait to see a verdict on the DEP case before risking more damage. Let's wait for more studies on the risks. I have read that 6% of all frack wells fail in the first year with numbers going up from there. I have read that pipelines fail ultimately in about 30 years. I am tired of the mentality of "whoops we goofed - sorry we contaminated you and your animals, water/ land, here's some compensation money". I want to live in a clean environment. It is my civil right to clean air water and land. I have seen the damage, heard the stories, and want fracking and it's pipelines banned. NOW. NO FRACK PIPELINES. NO COMPRESSOR STATIONS. NO FRACKING. Yes to clean sustainable renewables.
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Sincerely,