The next Public Hearing is on Wednesday, Nov. 9th!

Hello neighbors!

We would like to remind everyone that there will be a number of public hearings on Wednesday, Nov. 9th 2011 at the Town Hall, 20 Roy Smith Dr., Westtown, NY 10998. Below are the details for the hearings.

  • 7:00pm – Public Hearing for Purpose of Adoption of Noise Ordinance
  • 7:15pm – Public Hearing for Purpose of Adoption of 2012 Budget
  • 7:30pm – November Monthly Meeting

ATTENTION ALL MINISINK RESIDENTS

STOP THE MINISINK COMPRESSOR STATION

Millennium Pipeline a Natural Gas Company has plans to build a 12,260hp Gas Compression Station in the middle of a residential area in Westtown.  This is the same company found to have many leaks and faulty welds in their existing pipes.

How does this affect you?

  • Dangerous carcinogens flowing in the air and water posing a health risk, especially to children.
  • Loud noise 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Pollutants and noise travelling up to 4 miles away
  • Property values in the area plummeting with a potential ripple effect
  • Transformation of our area into  gas hub causing other pipelines to bulldoze through our backyards, streams, and forests to connect to the station.
  • Transformation of our clean peaceful valley into an industrialized area

What Can You Do?

Protest at Town Hall Wednesday September 28  2:30pm

Our Legislators’ representatives will be coming to a meeting to discuss the issue.  Show them that we don’t want this here . 20 Roy Smith Road Westtown

Attend Minisink Planning Board Meeting Town Hall  7:00pm.  Let our town representatives know that they cannot approve Millenniums plans

Sign the online petition at www.thepetitionsite.com search Minisink.

Follow us on our Facebook Page:   Stop The Minisink Compressor Station

Status & Next Steps

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Our struggle to Stop the Millennium Compression Station is about to kick into high gear. We will continue to challenge Millennium through the FERC process. We will continue to challenge our political representatives to live up to their mandate to protect their constituents. We will avail all legal options. And if the judicial and regulatory processes fail us we will take our case directly to the American People.

However, the battle with Millennium is probably the first of many more to come. Gas companies clearly have plans to expand their presence throughout the entire Hudson Valley. In anticipation of this, we have decided to transform our name to include all those communities that will be adversely impacted by their reckless agenda for the region.

After brainstorming with dozens of members we came up with the name Minisink Valley for Environmental Preservation. Our goal is to protect and preserve our environment especially from dangerous mineral exploration, and to help neighboring towns do the same.  Thus we will soon be moving our website to a new address.

The new website will facilitate better communication and organization. All notices for upcoming meetings, news information, and weekly update reports will be posted on the new site.  We will continue to post here until this new website is ready, and will notify all of the final move once it occurs.

In closing, please remember to help us gather signatures for the petition and spread the word of our cause.  We need as much outreach for our efforts as possible, and it is only through our collective voice that we can be heard.

Thank You
Coalition to Stop The Minisink Compression Station

SINK THE MINISINK COMPRESSOR STATION

The next important meeting is the FERC public hearing on Sept 6 at 7pm. Minisink town hall on Roy Smith Rd. Come and speak out. Say No to this project!

NOW

BEFORE IT”S TOO LATE!

BEFORE THE POLLUTANTS START FLOWING INTO OUR AIR AND WATER!

BEFORE OUR KIDS  START GETIING SICK!

BEFORE  THE ROAR OF THE ENGINES KEEP US FROM SLEEPING!

BEFORE OUR PROPERTY VALUES NOSE DIVE!

BEFORE IT IS BUILT!

WHAT YOU CAN DO

1)   SIGN THIS PETITION…(Petitions have worked in the past to suspend similar projects)

2)  FILE COMPLAINTS WITH FERC(Go to www.ferc.gov register, login, then file an ecomment  or motion with

docket no.  CP11-515-000

3)   CALL THE MINISINK BOARD AND TELL THEM NOT TO GIVE MILLENIUM A VARIANCE(email at minitown@warwick.net  or call 845-726-3700)

4)   CALL DEAN FORD AND TELL HIM NOT TO SELL HIS LAND TO MILLENIUM (845-726-4120 or 845-726-3058 TELL HIM NOT TO SELL OUT HIS NEIGHBORS)

What Is At Stake?

A potentially dangerous gas compression station is about to be built in the middle of Minisink without community input or consultation. 

Who is behind it?

Millennium Pipeline Company,  a subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation (NYSE – BKH) is seeking to build Gas Compression Station in our community.  The company is based in Houston, Texas. 

 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS

WHAT CAN YOU DO?