ACTION- Banner Hang: “Competitive Power Ventures= Minisink Compressor Station Two Sides- Same Coin”

On the morning of May the 19th individuals from the Hudson Valley Earth First! movement returned to Jacobs Road in Westtown, NY.

Jacobs Road is home to the now built fracked gas compressor station that many opposed during its construction. A banner was hung near the entrance that says “Competitive Power Ventures= Minisink Compressor Station – Two Sides- Same Coin”

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This location was chosen because both of these companies support one another- As early as 2010 CPV and MCS came to an agreement:

“to  construct  a seven mile, 16” lateral [pipeline] to  provide  the  proposed  650  MW CPV Valley  Energy  Center  generation  plant  in  Wawayanda.”

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Connecting these pieces of infrastructure is something that should be spread far and wide,  gas companies will continue to use this area- our bioregion – as a hub for natural gas unless we make the necessary connections and stop them.

The motive has always been for MCS to sell gas to CPV, one couldn’t happen without the other. Yet there has been little public mention by either companies-or town government(s) of this partnership.

Actions like these are very easy to recreate and pose little to no risk, but can be very effective in relaying an unheard message- such as this one. Construction on the CPV plant could begin as early as June and although a banner won’t stop the plant alone, every action helps to  sustain the culture of resistance we need to win.

We’re here- we’re watching- and we’re up early.

Forever for the wild,

Your friendly neighborhood Hudson Valley Earth First!er’s

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