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SUMMER PICNIC & GET-TOGETHER! Sunday, August 17th 1–5pm
SUMMER PICNIC & GET-TOGETHER! Sunday, August 17th 1–5pm

BRING your friends, family & neighbors to CELEBRATE the hard work of STP thus far. There will be food, drink, live music, raffles, swimming and an information session about what’s happening now and our next steps.

**PLEASE BRING A DISH TO PASS.**

When: Sunday, August 17th 1–5pm

Where: The Vaudevillian building and surrounding grounds at beautiful Pine Lake, 1894 Charlotte Creek Rd., Davenport, NY. (GPS: use Oneonta)

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FIRST THE BAD NEWS: PIPELINES REALLY DO BRING MORE PIPELINES
FIRST THE BAD NEWS: PIPELINES REALLY DO BRING MORE PIPELINES

As the proposed Constitution Pipeline (CP) enters its third year of delays and opposition, a SECOND high-pressure transmission line was proposed in late May along nearly the same route as CP.

What is it and who’s behind it?  The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) is proposing a 296-mile-long pipeline called the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED).TGP is owned by Kinder Morgan, the third largest energy company in North America.

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NOW SOME GOOD NEWS: A MAJOR WIN AGAINST FERC & TGP!

In early June, the US Court of Appeals ruled that segmentation of pipeline projects is unlawful. One way that pipeline companies attempt to make massive and far-reaching pipeline projects appear less disruptive is by presenting them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in several small “segments,” claiming that these segments are unrelated to one another.

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MORE GOOD NEWS: THE EPA CALLS OUT FERC

MORE GOOD NEWS: THE EPA CALLS OUT FERC

The EPA sent a great letter to FERC on June 10 pointing out that FERC had not followed proper procedure by omitting the Migratory Bird and Upland Forest Plan from the dEIS (draft Environmental Impact Statement). As such, says the EPA, the plan “did not receive thorough public and agency review and comment.” EPA requests that FERC reissue the dEIS.

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COME TO THE NEXT STP MEETING 7/22 Oneonta

COME TO THE NEXT STP MEETING on Tuesday, July 22nd, at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, NY.

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STP’s MISSION

STP’s MISSION is to preserve and enhance the rural heritage and pristine environment of central New York State and north central PA by ensuring:

  • the purity and safety of its air, water and soil
  • the health of its inhabitants
  • the resilience of its ecosystems
  • and the capacity of the area to be self-sustaining.

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Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.

—Howard Zinn

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