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Dominion New Market Pipeline Project NOT Approved by DEC/Keep Cranking Out Personalized Letters/Keep Calling Governor Cuomo

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I was nearly plunged into despair late Thursday night when a citizen activist sent out an alert that the Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion Project had been approved. After all our hard work, that would have been a colossal bummer.

The approval assertion was forwarded by a few citizen list-servs and a blogger even though there was no public confirmation by the Department of Environmental Conservation or any news coverage of the reported decision.

FORTUNATELY, THE INFORMATION IS NOT TRUE. At my request, a key State Legislator spoke yesterday with top management at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and clarified the matter.

No DEC decision has been made on the Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion Project and there is no timeline for doing so. This was confirmed today when someone spoke with the DEC permit manager in charge of the proposed project.

Keep Battling to Kill the Dominion New Market Pipeline: DO NOT STOP UNTIL YOU DROP

Complex regulatory matters are extremely difficult for citizens to follow. Toxics Targeting has more than 40 years of professional experience working with state and federal regulatory rulemaking and permit proceedings in New York. That is why our meticulous advocacy and organizing efforts are powerfully effective.

The bottom line is that the Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion Project could be approved any day, but the matter has yet to be decided.

I beseech you to take full advantage of each and every day to require Governor Cuomo to kill Dominion New Market pipeline, Crestwood gas storage and all other fossil fuel infrastructure projects in New York. Do not waste a moment.

If Governor Cuomo approves even one more fossil fuel project, it would be much harder to stop other proposed facilities, including, but not limited to: Millennium Eastern System Upgrade/Valley Lateral, Northern Access and Pilgrim pipelines, Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), Cricket Valley and Greenidge power plants and various crude oil facilities.

All for One, One for All

Activists battling all these projects must work together to require Governor Cuomo to adopt a moratorium on state approvals for fossil fuel infrastructure. We have to run the table and kill all of these proposals, as well as gelled propane fracking, in order to end New York's addiction to fossil fuels.

Write Governor Cuomo. Spell Out What You Want.

Keep writing Governor Cuomo using our self-explanatory new personalized form letter.

Never send in a blank form communication. Write something pithy in the blanks to drive home your request. Show you care.

Include every credential you have. Be respectful, but feel free to throw your weight around.

Keep Calling Governor Cuomo during business hours at 518 474 8390. Make good arguments. Engage the operators. Tie them into the Gordian Knot.

Echo This Sophisticated Message

Respectfully tell Governor Cuomo that approving more pipelines, compressor stations and gas storage facilities would be "irresponsible." This is generally the strongest language that you can use in polite public policy discourse.

Promise to hold the Governor accountable. Tell him that you will never forgive or forget if he fails to fulfill your requests.

Inform Governor Cuomo that you would consider him a climate-change hypocrite if he approves any fossil fuel monstrosities in New York.

The existing Dominion Pipeline has already caused extensive toxic contamination problems that were never cleaned up by DEC. It would be improper to expand that polluting pipeline.

The Crestwood/US Salt facility in Reading, NY has repeatedly contaminated Seneca Lake, the source of drinking water for 100,000 residents. That facility has been sanctioned by two DEC consent orders and fined a total of $57,500.00. It would be an outrage for the Governor to expand gas storage operations at the polluted site.


Each day is a political eternity. Find and organize new Fractivists. Be a force-multiplier. Do not take anything for granted.

New York's fossil fuel fate hangs in the balance. If Governor Cuomo had any inclination to kill the Dominion or Crestwood projects, he would have done so long before now.

We have to crank up the heat. No rest for the weary. Either we win or go down slugging. Give it everything you have got. No excuses.

Check out below our hard-hitting news coverage since this campaign began. Keep working hard.

Thanks so much.

More very shortly.

Very best regards,


Dominion New Market Pipeline Campaign Coverage

Environmentalists 'hammering away,' opposing fuel pipelines through New York state

Dominion Defends Pipeline As Necessary For New York's Electric Needs

Letter To Gov. Cuomo Re: Proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion Project

Letter Which Requests That FERC rescind its "Conditional Approvals" for Dominion New Market Pipeline, Arlington Gas Storage and Constitution/Iroquois Pipelines.

Tompkins requests public hearing on Dominion pipeline

Proposed gas pipeline expansion in Tompkins raises climate change fears

Statement of Walter L. T. Hang 218 Wait Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 September 6, 2016

Pics from Tompkins County Legislature - 9/6/2016 re: Public Hearing for Dominion Pipeline Project

Tompkins County Legislature - Request for Public Hearing re: Dominion New Market Pipeline

New York power policy, practices at odds

Dominion, DEC Say Pipeline Is Safe

Lifton urges New Market pipeline hearing in Ithaca

Dominion Pipeline Pollution WRFI News Coverage

Frankfort spill argument against pipeline expansion

Dominion/CNG Transimission Spill 9912031 Closed for Questionable Reasons

Ithaca man reveals spills along Dominion pipeline route

Proposed Pipeline Project Meets Resistance from Local Environmentalists

Environmental Group Weighs in on Proposed HHDS Compressor

Group cites Dominion spills in asking pipeline permit denial

Environmental group releases record of spills at pipeline proposed for expansion

Gas pipeline facility in Ithaca has uncleaned spills; now they want to expand it

Local environmentalist: Cuomo should help stop pipeline expansion