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NESE Urgent Call to Action: Register as intervenor

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NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!

SIGN UP TO BE AN INTERVENOR IN THE NESE PROJECT

Docket No. CP17-101

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Why is it critical to register as an intervenor?

On Mon, 3/27, Transco filed the formal application for the NESE Project - of which Compressor 206 is a part - with FERC. At this stage, all the impacted parties like residents, organizations, townships etc will need to file as intervenors to be able to participate in the process. You only have a few weeks to do this.
 
From this point onwards, unless you file as an intervenor, your concerns may not be heard and you could be shut out of the process.

What does it mean to be an Intervenor?
An intervenor is a person who reserves the right to object to a pipeline/compressor and to FERC's decisions.  An intervenor can also participate in (or bring) legal proceedings involving FERC and Transco.  They are also accorded elevated attention in FERC's decision making process and final decision, and intervenor comments must be addressed in FERC's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and decisions.  
 

FOR YOUR COMMENTS TO COUNT, YOU MUST BE AN INTERVENOR.

If you don't declare yourself as an intervenor, you can't challenge FERC, and they can ignore your comments.  You still have the right to comment as a non-intervenor, but FERC can choose to ignore your comments at will. Most importantly, if FERC issues a decision that impacts you and you don't like it, YOU CAN ONLY EFFECTIVELY PROTEST IF YOU ARE AN INTERVENOR.  Non-intervenors are locked out of critical portions of the process. Being an intervenor costs nothing, involves no lawyers, and places no burden on you other than receiving more email on the project. Registering on the FERC website as an intervenor means that you have a stake in the process.  It does not obligate you to anything but gives you the right to stay informed of the developments and be heard.

Who can be an intervenor?
Anyone who is a "stakeholder" in NESE’s outcome can request to be an intervenor.  And you don't have to be an impacted resident/landowner to be an intervenor.  If you care about this Compressor decision and its outcome, then you qualify.
  
How do I intervene?
Join us in demanding your rights and ensuring your voice is heard.  Follow the link below to see how to intervene:

FTTF Become an Intervenor Instructions 

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