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Mountaineer Gas Pipeline Hearing
October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
A Public Service Commission hearing on the proposed Mountaineer Pipeline will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30pm at Shepherd University Storer Ballroom (3rd floor of the Student Center), 201 N.King St., Shepherdstown, WV
WE WANT TO FILL THE 350 SEATS in the Ballroom! Please show up and let the PSC know that Jefferson County does NOT want or need this pipeline!
We will gather at the Wall at the corner of King and German Streets in Shepherdstown at 5pm. Then we will march to the Midway, the lawn next to the Shepherd University Student Center (210 N. King Street). The rally will begin around 5:20pm. We will have some signs, but please bring one if you have one.
Speakers at the rally will be Patricia Kesecker, Brent Walls, Mary Mattlage, Madison Hale and Shaun Amos and myself.
The Public Service Commission hearing will begin at 6:30pm in the Storer Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Student Center. The Ballroom is ADA accessible.
Please be there early- at least by 6:15- if you would like to sign up to make public comments to the Commission. Each person will get 2-4 minutes, depending on how many sign up.
We may park on campus after 4:30pm. If you park on the street in town, please know that the meters are in effect until 6pm.
I encourage everyone to make public comments. Residents of all states may comment, not just West Virginians. Some issues you may want to cover are:
· Rockwool is the only known customer in Jefferson county
· Impact of Karst geology on pipelines
· Recent pipeline explosions
· Use of Eminent domain for pipeline
· Proximity of pipeline to homes
· Most of gas comes from fracking
· Methane’s effect on Climate Change
· The Route 9 Bike Path
· The use of Round-up herbicide on pipeline easements
· Understaffed WV DEP
The forecast is sunny with a high of 52 degrees. So please dress warmly for the rally.
If you are not able to make it to the hearing, or are not comfortable with public speaking, you may send comments to the executive secretary of the PSC, Ingrid Ferrell at the email address below. No deadline for comments has been announced.