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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

One Thing...Monkton Chronicles

One Thing...

 

If there is one thing that I can say,

We spoke up, I spoke up, did what I can,
a small speck of a person,
fighting against a senseless pipeline.
blew my mind when looking at our town website,
 
 
and saw VT gaz posted an unsigned mou there.
what gives?
Am too tired officially to fight this.
 
Let me post what neighbor,
Jennifer wrote and hope
if you are so inclined,
no matter where you are in the world,
you can comment on this fracking insanity.
We say no to the pipeline in Monkton, Vermont,
Will you join us?
 
reprinted letter from Jennifer, dutiful servant to the rigorous fight against fracking pipelines.
 
The Agency of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing on the wetlands permit application for the Addison Natural Gas Project on Wed. Dec. 18, 2013 at 6 pm at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, room 160. This is a hearing to receive public input on the impact of the pipeline on wetlands (and also natural areas, and rare, threatened or endangered species of plants or animals). Of particular interest to ANR is any information that local residents, especially landowners along the route, can provide on this topic that may have been missed by either Vermont Gas’s natural resource assessments, or by ANR’s review. In the first petition filing last December, VGS managed to miss the entire salamander crossing project, so who knows what else they might be overlooking?
ANR has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding with VGS. If you are wondering if this sequence is out of order, that is, having the hearing after signing the MOU, well, you’re not the only one. The MOU can be seen here, and can also be the subject for public comments:
The hearing notification is here:
The entire permit application is here (there is a lot of info):
 
 
 

 

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