We are raising money to go towards legal fees and supplies associated with our campaign against natural gas infrastructure in the Hudson Valley
On December 8th, 2017, Millennium Pipeline Company started clearing trees for the Valley Lateral Pipeline, which would connect fracked natural gas from the existing Millennium Pipeline to the scandal-ridden, toxic Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Power Plant. If this 7.8 mile pipeline is completed, it would run through ecosystems which contain, and have the potential to contain, endangered species such as the Bald Eagle(a mating pair is known to live 30 feet from the right-of-way), the Indiana Bat, and the Bog Turtle. Additionally, if the CPV plant is fueled, the pollution from the plant release tons of chemicals known to increase cancer and asthma rates in nearby areas.
This pipeline is the bottleneck to stopping this plant. Aides to Gov. Cuomo and CPV executives go to trial in January over a bribery scandal. Also, if the pipeline is stopped before August 2018, the CPV plant will likely go bankrupt and this beautiful bioregion will be spared from further ecological destruction. This is a winnable campaign, but after nearly 10 years of calling our government officials and light disruptions, we are out of options. The time for direct action is now, but help is needed. Given the time of year, cold weather gear is needed to keep any activists warm and protect from snow(or even scarier: freezing rain). Many direct action options require materials and sometimes even legal funds to bail out any possible arrestees.
All donations to this fundly will provide legal funds and supplies for actions.
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