Thursday, September 1, 2016

Should MoveOn support this petition?

Dear MoveOn member,

A MoveOn member named Ellen Cantarow recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "Oppose New Gas Pipeline at Indian Point Nuclear Plant"–and we'd like to know what you think of it.

The petition is addressed to The New York State House, The New York State Senate, Governor Andrew Cuomo, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama, and reads:

A giant fracked-gas pipeline is being built to run within 105 feet of critical structures at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, the most accident-prone in the world. An explosion in this pipeline could cause a Fukushima on the Hudson, affecting 20 million New York residents, making the entire region uninhabitable for generations, and destroying the US's financial center.

Sign Ellen's petition.

Here's what Ellen wrote about it:

I live in Manhattan and I'm also a journalist who has written about this lunatic project. But the entire nation should be concerned. Building a highly volatile natural gas pipeline to skirt the most accident-prone nuclear power plant in the world is unthinkable, yet it is going through. If the pipeline explodes, it could cause a Fukushima on the Hudson, affecting over 20 million New York State residents, making the entire region uninhabitable for generations, obliterating the financial center of the country and impacting the entire United States. I urge signatories to demand that their elected officials in turn demand that President Obama order the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to halt this dangerous construction.

Can you click to let us know what you think?

I want to sign this petition.

I don't think MoveOn should support this petition.

We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.

In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.

Thanks for all you do.

—Milan, Maria, Manny, Bobby, and the rest of the team

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