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Offshore Wind Not Williams Pipeline: Presentation and Next Steps (Feb 22 Rockaway Park NY)

  • Seaside Community Library 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Rockaway Park, NY, 11694 United States (map)

Presentations/NEXT STEPS in February on OFFSHORE WIND
Community Benefit Agreement (and stopping the WIlliams Pipeline) 

First of all, very exciting news - At last, the NY Offshore Wind Master Plan came out Monday
1/29 and now we can get down to business and read it carefully and see how you (and we) 
can work toward the best outcome for the Rockaways. Here's an article from Newsday with
lots of info and a link to the Master Plan itself, 60 pages long, let's plow through it together.

Here's an excerpt:

"Cuomo earlier this year said the state would invest $15million
in a “clean-energy workforce development and infrastructure
advancement,” training workers for jobs in offshore wind
construction, installation, operation and design." 
- Newsday, 1/29/18
Now for what we can do:

On Thursday 2/22 pm we're moving ahead on both fronts: organizing against the
pipeline and supporting community benefits from offshore wind for the peninsula. Please join
us and bring friends and neighbors to Seaside Library Rockaway Beach Boulevard near Beach 116th Street

1. A talk on the Williams Pipeline and signing up intervenors online to make statements to
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that must, by law, be read by that Commission.

2. Inspection of the Master Plan for offshore wind turbines and the start of local neighborhood
discussions about what a Community Benefit Agreement would look like

Another way to examine the Master Plan is by going to the Governor's announcement where
you will see a link to two webinars hosted by NYSERDA on Tuesday, February 13
(choose 1-2 pm or 6-7 pm) (this is the same day as the next CB14 meeting).

It's a complicated but exciting subject so please come to our
events as well, where your voice will be heard! 

THANK YOU to SEASIDE LIBRARY, and to all of the people of the peninsula for
your devotion to your homes, families, neighbors.