Emma sent a powerful message to the FERC with her comments, linked here:
The power of the story really comes from the pictures – the many generations of her family that have enjoyed a pond that PennEast is now threatening. The words to accompany those images:
The pain that this pipeline will cause is unimaginable.
It will endanger wildlife and environments that this family has struggled through generations to preserve. We have worked so hard to hang on to this land and ensure it’ existence. Penn East proposes to annhialate it.
This wetland and pond has been protected for five generations. It originally belonged to my great grandmother, Helen Henderson. Depicted here at THIS pond is my grandmother, Jane Henderson, my brother Dan Macy, my sister,Cara Redmond and me, Emma Angele Switzler, as children, my mother Vaughana Feary as a child with her goats, and my own children, Brant and Alexandra Switzler ice skating on the same pond. My children are now old enough to have children of their own. I am BEGGING you not to destroy my legacy to them and their children!!