Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) MeetingSpectra Natural Gas Pipeline route through Jersey CityWednesday, August 4th, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.mFerris High School, 35 Colgate Street. Kara Harris is FERC’s environmental project manager. She urged concerned citizens to send written responses directly to FERC at http://www.ferc.gov online with the project’s docket number,PF10-17-000. Letters should also be sent to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, FERC, 888 First St. NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Include the reference number (docket number, PF10-17-000)on an original and two copies. Address one copy to the attention of Gas Branch 3, DG2E, FERC, 888 First St. NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Write to FERC and demand that your letter be part of the transcript for the JC scoping meeting date if you can't get to the Aug 4th meeting.Don’t let Spectra Gas Pipeline destroy Jersey City! Houston, Texas-based Spectra Energy wants to build a major natural gas pipeline expansion to New York City that will run through the heart of Jersey City. As currently proposed, Jersey City will bear tremendous risks with no reward, all for the benefit of New York City and Spectra. What are these risks? • Pipelines explode – and large pipelines cause large explosions! The planned expansion is a 36” diameter pipe – among the largest in use.• The proposed pipeline is to be built through some of Jersey City's most densely populated and historic neighborhoods. An explosion here would likely be far more deadly than elsewhere in the state..• The proposed route will pass close to Dickinson High School, Enos Jones Park and Roberto Clemente Park, among other public locations such as A&P and more – threatening our children. • The planned expansion will pass through or nearby a number of heavy industrial and chemical plants, Newark Liberty Airport and in close proximity to Homeland Security Department designated Tier 1 & Tier 2 Critical Infrastructure. An explosion near any of these facilities could be catastrophic.• The city’s economic engine – Wall Street back offices along the waterfront and major infrastructure such as the Holland Tunnel and the NJ Turnpike Extension could be severely affected by an incident.• Toxins released into the air from the metering station and block valves become air-borne carcinogens endangering the health of all residents.• According to the Wall Street Journal, there were 47 pipeline incidents in the U.S. in 2009 that caused death or serious injury. In just three incidents alone this year, 10 people have been killed and 33 seriously injured.Do These Risks Seem Acceptable To YOU???Jersey City Gas Pipelines 347-789-7508http://groups.google.com/group/jerseycitygas/Say NO to the Spectra Natural Gas Jersey City Pipeline!
Quote from: MCA on 06-07-2010, 09:55pmIt could happen here.Yup. A dig related failure is my main reservation. A well engineered pipeline would be relatively safe if left alone, but an unscrupulous or just plain unskilled excavating contractor can change that in a second. I don’t expect every contractor in this region of the country to perform the required One Call or secure permits before digging. I expect some of them to cheat or be lazy, and it only takes one backhoe shovel in the wrong place to rupture a pipe. The amount of heavy construction that can be expected in JC over the next 25 years only makes it seem more risky.
It could happen here.
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