People are running around like their hair is on fire over the DEIS, and with good reason. It’s thousands of pages long, there’s only about four weeks left in which to comment, everyone’s away on vacation, and the FERC site is about as reliable as a 1980 Ford Pinto.
And hey, no pressure, but we’re trying to get 10,000 comments on the docket.
To try to help out, in cooperation with the CAP groups we’ve repurposed the http://pipeinfo.org site to be DEIS Central.
Click the LEARN HOW TO HELP link on the site and you’ll be brought over to the main DEIS workshop page.
The page will tell you:
- How YOU can help!
- WHY IT MATTERS. Why do we care about this?
- What we’re trying to achieve
- Topics and boilerplate you should include to ensure your name is heard loud and clear
- Detailed presentations for the OCD among us (I’m a founding partner of OCD-R-Us)
- Instructions on filing electronically
- Dates and locations of DEIS commenting work shops
- Complete copies of the DEIS
- Copies of several 3rd party documents that you should reference: the Delaware Riverkeeper’s suit against FERC involving PennEast, the Skipping Stone lack-of-need study, and the NJCF detailed intervenor comments.
- Sample topics and text.
We will be adding to the site constantly, so if you’re stuck or forget something, just go to:
HELP US GET THIS THING VIRAL! WE WANT 10,000 comments on that DEIS at a minimum.
Note: if you think something is missing from http://pipeinfo.org, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it added immediately.
Note 2: So far the site has never gone down (Fingers crossed). The files are backed by Amazon Cloud Services and so is highly available and blazingly fast. Tell us about an important PennEast related file and we’ll get it on pipeinfo in a jiffy so you won’t have to rely on the old creaky FERC hamster-driven website for critical data.