Winter Solstice Update: For Immediate Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Lenape Clan Mother Calls on Governor Cuomo to protect Bald Eagles’ Nesting Area and Stop Pipeline
Letter from Clara in PDF
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Competitive Power Ventures has been attempting to build a power plant on 60 acres of federally designated wetlands in NY State. Governor Cuomo and the state of NY said ‘NO’, but CPV was able to procure permits from the federal level. The project, which involves fracking, banned in NY State since 2014, would be devastating in its environmental impacts, including radiation and CO2 emissions, potential poisoning of the air and the water aquifer, along with the release of carcinogens and endocrine disruptors and the potential for a host of other related problems. Moreover, this land is home to bald eagles, and although eagles are federally protected by law—and there is currently an active eagle nest right next to the construction zone– CPV has already started chopping down trees, clearing the land for construction.
Our friends, Clara Soaring Hawk, Deer Clan Chief of the Ramapough-Lenape and other local leaders and organizations are taking the lead in responding to the impending threat to this endangered species habitat and native burial ground.
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Reports on the Millennium pipeline opponents protest.
Sun, Dec. 17, 2017
SLATE HILL – Opponents of the Millennium pipeline lateral under construction in Wawayanda came out Saturday to deliver their message that the pipeline is impinging on the bald eagle habitat and that the construction is violating federal law because of the proximity to the birds.
Actor James Cromwell is one of the leaders in the movement to stop the pipeline and the CPV power plant, which would use the fracked gas delivered from the line.
“We have petitioned and notified every agency possible; no one wants to enforce the law,” he said.
That law, he noted, is that tree cutting is far too close to the eagles’ nest than allowable.
Pramilla Malick, founder and leader of the Protect Orange County group, remains adamant in her opposition to the pipeline.
“These eagles are clearly in distress and nobody seems to be willing to enforce the law, not Fish and Wildlife, not the DEC, not the governor’s office, not the courts so these eagles have nobody, they have no protection,” she said.