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This week, StopNED folks joined community allies in the courts, at hearings, in the State House and on the streets to fight back against the return of the plan to tax Massachusetts residents on our electric bills to subsidize fracked gas pipelines. Remember the NESCOE “tariff?” Same idea, different approach. First the Baker Administration got the DPU to create a “cost recovery mechanism” targeting the ratepayers, now the Speaker of the House has the idea in the omnibus energy bill.
As we already know from the start of the NED fight in 2014, we don’t need the gas, we don’t need to put ratepayers at risk and we certainly don’t need the corporate welfare. Let’s all take action today to legislation legalizing the pipeline tax in its tracks TODAY!
Submission Description: (doc-less) Motion to Intervene and Protest of StopNED under CP16-21-000.
Submission Date: 1/15/2016 10:44:48 AM
Filed Date: 1/15/2016 10:44:48 AM
CP16-21-000 Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Northeast Energy Direct Project)
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Basis for Intervening:
Pursuant to Sections 212 and 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy regulatory Commission (the “Commission”) promulgated at 18 C.F.R. 382.212 and 385.214, StopNED respectfully (1) moves to intervene in the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC Docket #: CP16-21-000, regarding the application (the “Application”) of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (the “Company”) for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the Northeast Energy Direct (“NED”) project, and (2) protests the proposed project as well as the Commission’s acceptance of an incomplete application.
StopNED is a grassroots coalition of leaders of impacted communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire which have organized to oppose the NED fracked gas pipeline project. Our mission is to provide education about the negative health, safety, environmental, and economic impacts from the pipeline, to oppose ratepayer forced risk-taking of funding the construction of fossil fuel infrastructure, and other forms of opposition support while at the same time pursuing legislation for a clean energy future of reduced reliance on fossil fuels, increased efficiency, expanded renewable technologies, and mandated repairs of existing infrastructure.
StopNED seeks to intervene in opposition to the proposed NED project. StopNED’s interests that may be directly affected by the outcome of the proceeding include:
Pursuant to 18 CFR 157.10(a)(1), StopNED respectfully requests a formal hearing on the Application, including the environmental impacts of and public need for NED.
StopNED is applying to intervene in the interest of the public good. Our interests cannot be adequately or completely represented by any other party and in accordance with the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, we believe we satisfactorily meet the conditions for intervention because our participation is in the public interest. We have a direct and substantial interest in the outcome of this proceeding. Therefore, StopNED requests that the Commission grant this motion to intervene.
Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline filed their formal application for the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project as Docket CP16-21. PF14-22 is now inactive.
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The FERC filing can be found here on No Fracked Gas in Mass.
Prepare to intervene. The 21-day window is anticipated to be 12-7 thru 12-28.
Last week, Rep. Sheila Harrington and her GOP legislator friends in the House commented to FERC about their commitment to a clean energy future and their thoughts on protecting constitutionally protected public lands. So, we sent her a thank you.