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Hello NOPE Community!

Here are some important updates for you:

 

You can now watch all of the testimony given at the Ohio Power Siting Board's Open Public Hearing, thanks to ICRC TV and the City of Reading.  The quality and diversity of testimony is impressive!  

In most communities, the hearing can be seen on your local cable access channel, beginning June 23rd.  The cable program schedule is available here.  

Part 1 and Part 2 of the program, can also be viewed online from your computer or other digital device.  NOTE: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox users might need to view via Internet Explorer.

 

As a result of legal filings by NOPE and attorneys for other Intervenors, the date for the adjudicatory hearing has been postponed from July 12th to September 11th, 2017.  
Mark your calendar!

 

This is the next major step in the OPSB decision making process.  At the hearing, NOPE and our municipal coalition partners will have an opportunity to bring in experts to testify and question Duke's own witnesses regarding the project. The hearing will be in Columbus, OH.  Mark your calendars - we will work on a coordinated effort to have a presence at these proceedings.

If you are a property owner, from whom Duke will need to acquire an easement, you should receive a letter in the mail about the change in the hearing date.
Thanks to all of you who have reached out to Governor Kasich, the media and Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy.  If you have not already done so, it is not too late! 
CONTACT:
Governor John Kasich

Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6117
Phone: (614) 466-3555
Members of OPSB are accountable to Governor Kasich
 
Governor Kasich appoints the Siting Board members and should be accountable for their no show status on June 15th.  Express your concern about the lack of respect for the concerns of Ohio constituents by Governor Kasich’s appointees.  Ask whether OPSB members are allowing Duke to unfairly burden Ohio ratepayers for a project that is for natural gas demand of both Ohio and Kentucky.  Include a copy of your statement to the board, or link to the ICRC TV video with the start time for your statement. 
CONTACT:
Lynn Good

President/CEO Duke Energy
526 S. Church St.
Charlotte, NC 28202-1803

Lynn Good is CEO of Duke and a Fairfield, Ohio native.   Invite Lynn to see for herself the impact of an unnecessary pipeline on communities.  Send her pictures.  Ask her to watch the video of the hearing - Lynn once spoke about being moved by the looks on the faces of people as they struggled to do the best thing for the community.  
Native of Ohio, Duke CEO Lynn Good has the power to influence what happens to our Ohio communities.
 
Media coverage can sometimes force action, where letters and phone calls are not enough.  Writing a letter to the Columbus Dispatch could bring the issues we are experiencing in front of people who may be able to help our cause.  Submitting letters to the Cincinnati Enquirer or articles to the Community Press newspapers can also increase media attention to this important issue. The newspapers generally prefer letters to be about 200 words or less.  
Remind your local elected officials to stay engaged and share important information about this project with the entire community, on a regular basis.  Use your communication channels to make sure your friends, neighbors and colleagues are informed about what is happening and how they can have an impact.
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