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Old NJ/NYC Saying, It Ain't Over, Till It's Over!

Status of NJ/NYC-spectra natural gas pipeline? Being decided by Federal Appeals Court.
(This case was heard today, Wed 2/19/14. I don't know how long it will take the Court reach a decision.)

Note To Federal Appellate Court Judges

Dear Judges,

What to do about the spectra high-pressure gas pipeline? Shut It down.

Please decide, in favor of Jersey City and the environmental groups, No Gas Pipeline, Sierra Club, And Food & Water Watch, who are opposing this spectra energy pipeline.

Say No, to spectra energy corporation.

spectra energy has a poor safety record, with a history of accidents.
spectra energy Delayed Critical Natural Gas Pipeline Repairs, Maintenance for Years in Pennsylvania Natural Gas Jan 24th, 2013

spectra energy compressor station offline while engineers investigate Searsmont, Maine Gas Release. A pressure valve blew sending a tower of gas 100 feet into air. January 7, 2014

spectra energy experienced a Pipeline Rupture in St John British Columbia just five days after a previous incident Sane Energy Project June 30, 2012

431.5 Thousand Cubic Feet of Nat Gas in Uncontrolled Release From Spectra Energy Facility spectra energy Admits Methane And Hydrocarbons Released Steckman Ridge Facility, Bedford County, PA March 9 2013

Natural Gas Compressor Station Coats Farmland in Used Gear Oil Steckman Ridge PA SPLASHDOWN February 11, 2010

This spectra pipeline is a highly pressurized transportation gas pipeline and expected to pump 800 million cubic feet of gas a day!

Natural gas pipelines are prone to a high risk of leaks that are released as either fine mists of toxic spray or result in fires and explosions that may do significant damage to property and life.

This spectra pipeline is dangerous! What more is there to say?

It's a simple decision. The spectra pipeline poses an imminent danger, to the safety of millions of people vs big energy who are out to make a profit. Losing this case is a business tax write-off for spectra, I'm sure. (*That's one reason spectra, continued to build even though they knew the court challenge could stop them).

spectra knew, there was a lawsuit to stop their building this pipeline. By continuing to build, it makes spectra energy culpable.

♥The Statue Of Liberty Thanks You All For Your Activism♥
Georgia Atkins
BA Sociology/Minors; Philosophy, Media, History, Health Sciences
18 Graduate Credits In ESL (English As A Second Language)
Bayonne NJ

Nov 1, 2012 After superstorm sandy
Sound of Gas Leaks Spreads Fear
Fires rage on island of Mantoloking, NJ.

The Blast Radius

Jersey City's; (Mayor) Healy says the spectra pipeline is a big danger to the New Jersey, New York City area and shouldn't be allowed to operate.
"He will to fight to keep the pipeline out."
Jun 8, 2012

It's too late to contact the Court. The time for public comments is over, but we can still flood Governor Christie with messages.

Let the politicians know; that we don't want any fracked gas, or the transportation pipelines that carry it, in New Jersey, New York, or anywhere!

Super Easy Contact Link Here E-Mail NJ Governor Chris Christie Click; Environment, As The Select Email Topic.    

Just copy/paste this

Governor Christie,
Shut Down spectra energy's natural gas, transportation pipeline in New Jersey And New York City.

It is very dangerous and spectra has a terrible safety record. Shut Down The Spectra Pipeline!

Anyone can e-mail Gov Christie. It doesn't matter what state you're in.

Images-gas main explosions

NYC Explosion/gas leak-2 Buildings Destroyed 2 dead, Over 20 injured by Alex Napoliello/ March 12, 2014

Agency finds small gas leaks below site of deadly East Harlem explosion by Alex Napoliello/ April 01, 2014

Ewing gas pipeline explosion March 4, 2014

Jan 19, 2011
A gas main explosion in a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood. 50-foot fireball leaped into the sky and forced dozens of residents from their homes.

List of pipeline accidents in the United States in the 21st century

Originally posted to rebel ga on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 08:51 AM PST.

Also republished by DK GreenRoots, Team DFH, Protest Music, Shamrock American Kossacks, Subversive Agitation Team Action Network, DKOMA, New York City, EcoJustice, and Street Prophets .

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 06:04:08 AM PST

  •  thanks for bringing this to our attention, rg (4+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga, cotterperson, LinSea, anna shane

    may I make a small observation?  If you relabeled your title to indicate that this is about 'saying no to spectra pipeline', I think you would get a lot more traffic.  And would thereby get out a very important message.  Your 'ain't over' could very well be assumed in the diary.

    I just clicked on this diary bec. I know you write re. NJ.

    "The corporate state’s repression, now on the brink of totalitarianism, would with the help of Christie, his corporate backers ... become a full-blown corporate fascism.'

    by SeaTurtle on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 07:30:42 AM PST

  •  excellent (2+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga, Midwesterners

    thank you for posting this.  

    •  Thanks Anna♥ (1+ / 0-)
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      anna shane

      It ain't over, till it's over!

      I read that oral arguments are kept at about 15 minutes, so I broke it down to the most relevant facts.

      Besides all the other reasons that this spectra pipeline is bad for New Jersey and New York City.

      The Most important reason is; this type of pipeline, is very explosion and leak prone and just plain dangerous! Also, despite all their talk about safety, spectra energy has a very poor safety record.

      ♥Thank you Anna and all the Kossacks who left very informative comments in these spectra diaries.

      You have all helped me so much and often inspired me. I use all your suggestions. Kossacks are so smart. I Love Kossacks♥

      The Statue Of Liberty Thanks You All For Your Activism

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 10:18:16 AM PST

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  •  Thanks, rebelga! (1+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga

    Glad you are on this and bringing us the news.

    Christie may be crippled but his machine continues to grind over people's rights and safety.

    Keep up the great work!

    We have it within our power to make the world over again ~ Thomas Paine

    by occupystephanie on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 10:54:18 AM PST

  •  A turbine in every lot and a panel on every garage (1+ / 0-)
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    nom de plume

    is not yet going to do it, so what is the alternative? About 57% of the current heating needs of NYC are met with natural gas and that number will probably rise as the city's mandated phaseout of the use of No.4 and No. 6 fuel oil continues. There is certainly the market and need for someone to build a high capacity/high pressure NGL into the city in order to replace the current aging and undercapacitied infrastructure. Also, the interconnects of the current pipelines will probably face diminished or even negative flow patterns as the availability and demand areas shift due to the coming production of Marcellas shale fields. That is happening whether we want it or not. There are already delivery bottlenecks in getting natural gas into the NYC areas as evidenced by the high delivery costs for doing so.

    No one wants to have a big NGL in their back yard (or a freeway or a rail line or an airport or a wind turbine farm or a high voltage power line or a power plant or a prison or a.....), but they are necessary for life and they have to go somewhere. NIMBY always reigns supreme, but in this case I don't see the alternatives. Some say it just isn't needed, but I'm afraid I just don't agree with them. The need is there. Hey, many agree with Christie that the additional tunnel just isn't worth the cost, danger and disruption - there's another NIMBY for you...

    •  Thank you for your imput Chemist. (0+ / 0-)

      But do you live near this pipeline? Or any, high pressure natural gas transportation pipeline?

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 03:42:43 PM PST

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  •  ♥Thanks For All The Rec's And Tips Everyone♥ (0+ / 0-)

    ♥The Statue Of Liberty Thanks You All For Your Activism♥

    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 07:13:28 PM PST

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