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» Petition to Ban New Natural “Fracked” Gas Pipelines and to Champion Sustainable Energy
Massachusetts, 2014 (Now Closed)
• INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS
• Survey Permission Letters
These letters can be used to deny permission for infrastructure companies to survey land for their project (see a sample letter requesting survey). Not having detailed surveys can hinder their ability to file a complete project application (particularly useful for pipelines, but possibly useful for other projects). Always make sure to send to the land agent for the project by REGISTERED MAIL, so you have confirmation of receipt. This becomes important if surveyors show up saying you’re on their list as having granted permission, or if you later need to challenge them in court.
MUNICIPALITY LETTERS (for municipally-owned properties):
— Deny Permission to Survey – City
— EDITABLE TEMPLATE – Deny Permission to Survey – City (MS Word doc)
— Rescind Permission to Survey – City
— EDITABLE TEMPLATE – Rescind Permission to Survey – City (MS Word doc)
— Rescind Permission to Survey – Town Select Board (for town-owned properties)
» How to File As An Intervenor at FERC
Presentation of MassPLAN, StopNED and No Fracked Gas in Mass
» Pipeline Failure Incident Maps
from Pipeline Safety Trust
» Oil and Gas at Your Door? A Landowner’s Guide to Oil and Gas Development
from Earthworks Action – 2005 Edition
» US Protest Law Tracker
In some states, it’s now a felony to protest “critical infrastructure” like pipelines. This is an interactive state by state map to track both proposed and enacted protest laws. Seems to be very current – update dates published near the top of the page.
» FERC – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
» PHMSA Regulations – Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Administration
In 2015, NTSB published a safety study titled Integrity Management of Gas Transmission Pipelines in High Consequence Areas (https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-studies/Pages/SS1501.aspx). The NTSB undertook this study because of concerns about deficiencies in the operators’ integrity management programs and the oversight of these programs by PHMSA and state regulators.
» Massachsuetts DPU – Department of Public Utilities
Search MA DPU Docket by File Number
» US BOEM – Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Currently considering Trump Administration’s new offshore drilling proposal. Visit site for more info and here to comment on the docket (and read other comments for ideas if you’d like) – Comments due by March 9, 2018.
ON-THE-GROUND RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS
» ACLU – American Civil Liberties Union
— “Know Your Rights: What to do if your rights are violated at a demonstration or protest”
» PipeLine Awareness Network for the Northeast (PLAN-NE)
» Comments by No Fracked Gas in Mass and BEAT