Senators, please call on President Obama to halt the Spectra AIM Pipeline immediately!
To the Following:
Senator Charles Schumer (NY)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
Senator Jack Reed (RI)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
Senator Chris Murphy (CT)
Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT)
Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA)
Senator Ed Markey (MA)
Senator Ben Cardin (MD)
Senator Diane Feinstein (CA)
Senator Patrick Leahy (VT)
Senator Bernie Sanders (VT)
Senator Cory Booker (NJ)
Senator Robert Menendez (NJ)
The people of New York and the Northeastern United States are facing a DANGEROUS PIPELINE EMERGENCY, that threatens the lives and safety of 20 million human beings living in the 50 mile blast radius of the aging and failing Indian Point Nuclear Facility!
Spectra Energy’s ALGONQUIN INCREMENTAL MARKETS (AIM) PIPELINE, a huge, 42”, high pressure, fracked gas pipeline project, is sited dangerously close to critical safety infrastructure at Indian Pt, to cross under the Hudson River and span over two fault lines, as it sears its way on up through New England.
This pipeline is scheduled to go live by November 1st or sooner!!!!
WE ARE PLEADING WITH YOU TO ASK PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HALT THIS CONSTRUCTION. We are aware of Senators Warren & Markey’s inquiry into the possible conflict of interest NRG has demonstrated in their review process for this project and we ask for an independent risk analysis, before it’s too late.
For more than two years, we have exhausted every available legal and political path, including Civil Disobedience, resulting in over 50 arrests, to stop this construction. At this point it is very clear that President Obama is the ONLY person who can compel the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to listen to our requests. Please note that we have enlisted the help of local, county and state legislators as well as Governor Cuomo, Representatives Lowey and Engel, and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, to ask the responsible federal regulatory agencies - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission - to order that work on the pipeline be stopped so that an independent safety and risk assessment of the project be conducted. But thus far the regulatory agencies have been unmovable.
Knowing, full well, that pipelines regularly leak and, worse, rupture, we cannot allow this pipeline to go live before independently assessing the risks. Were there to be a serious accident or explosion, in this extremely densely populated area, only 35 miles from NYC, we could have a monumental catastrophe which would cripple the US economy, with the potential of making the greater New York City area uninhabitable for generations. Furthermore, this particular location poses a National Security risk as it is a potential terrorist target.
We cannot afford a “Fukushima on Hudson”!!!
We have seen that when Senators Sanders, Leahy, Feinstein, Cardin & Markey called on the President, to act on behalf of the Native Americans in North Dakota, the President temporarily halted the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
Native American lands and precious water supplies must not be sacrificed! Nor should millions of Americans’ health, safety and well-being be put in jeopardy while exacerbating the climate crisis.
So now WE TURN TO YOU to do for this region what these five senators accomplished in North Dakota.
Surely this constitutes an EMERGENCY, and we ask you to address our concerns effectively and promptly.
We beseech you – please, either individually or collectively…
speak to President Obama to tell FERC to HALT THE AIM PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION IMMEDIATELY!
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!!!
Respectfully, your constituents and concerned citizens: