AN EASY WAY TO HELP. If you are opposed to the gas compressor you can help by sending three emails. It won't take more than two minutes. You only need to cut and paste. One goes to Sullivan County Legislator Scott Samuelson. The Second goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the third goes to Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. If you want to personalize your message, all the better. Add your Sullivan County address to your email
SEND THE FIRST EMAIL TO SULLIVAN COUNTY LEGISLATOR SCOTT SAMUELSON
Subject: HIGHLAND COMPRESSOR IS A THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH
Dear Mr. Samuelson,
I am opposed to the construction of the Millennium Gas Compressor in the Town of Highland. It is a threat to the health of our community, and I urge you to stand with your constituents in opposition to this direct assault on local laws. Three towns in your district have passed resolutions in opposition. It is clear that Millennium has no interest in any kind of comprehensive health study, as they are unwilling to delay permitting without even considering the scope of the RFP. Your leadership on this issue is not only vital, but expected.
THE SECOND EMAIL should go to Governor Cuomo.
Dear Governor Cuomo,
I'm writing to urge you to stand with the citizens of the Town of Highland and Hancock in their opposition to the proposed expansion of the Millennium Pipeline. Banning fracking sent a bold message about your commitment to the health and safety of New Yorkers. That said, expanding toxic gas infrastructure only enables the industry to use New York as a transit hub for fracked gas. We get polluting compressor stations and ill health. People living near Millennium Pipeline compressors in Hancock and Minisink are suffering headaches, rashes and nosebleeds. These are just the short term effects. We urge you to instruct the DEC to impose a moratorium on future expansion until the health effects and air emissions are fully understood.
THE THIRD EMAIL should go through Senators Gillibrand and Schumer's websites:
Subject: Moratorium on the expansion of the Millennium Pipeline
I'm writing to urge you to stand with the citizens of the Town of Highland, Bethel, Lumberland, Tusten, Minisink and Hancock in their opposition to the proposed expansion of the Millennium Pipeline. People living near existing Millennium Pipeline compressors in Hancock and Minisink are suffering headaches, rashes and nosebleeds. These are just the short term effects. We urge you to instruct FERC to impose a moratorium on future expansion until the health effects and air emissions are fully understood. Nothing less than the health of your constituents is at stake.