Minisink Residents Rally for Environmental Preservation and Safety


Actor/Activist Mark Ruffalo, and 9/11 First Responder advocate, John Feal, will attend a rally in Minisink, New York on February 9th at 12:30 p.m. to raise their voice against the construction of a controversial natural gas compressor station, as the U.S. Court of Appeals considers a petition by the community challenging federal approval of the project. Hundreds of residents are expected to attend the rally.

minisink Millennium Pipeline, a subsidiary of NiSource (NI), is constructing a 12,260 horsepower natural gas compressor station in a residential/agriculturally zoned neighborhood surrounded by hundreds of homes, despite a viable alternative in a remote and industrial location. Two Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners, including the Chairman, support the Minisink residents and the alternative site.

Mark Ruffalo recently played 'The Hulk' in the 2012 summer blockbuster "The Avengers". He also co-founded the organization Water Defense which advocates against the controversial natural gas extraction method, known as "fracking".

minisink John Feal is President and founder of the Fealgood Foundation, a 9/11 advocacy group best known for helping the passage of the 2010 Zadroga Act. This will be his 2nd visit to Minisink to support the many 9/11 First Responders who live in the community. On

September 11, 2012 he submitted a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission expressing his concern for these residents writing, "Any proposal to expose any one of these first responders to yet more toxins, is not only one that will compound their health risks, it will be adding injury to injury."

The rally will be held directly across from the construction site at 107 Jacobs Road, Westtown, N.Y. 10998.

For more information about the Minisink residents' 18 month case against the construction of this project visit

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