NOPE needs you to help stop the pipeline!
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Hello NOPE Community

Now that Duke has re-filed their application, it is important to make sure citizens understand
  • what is being proposed and how it affects them
  • how Duke's application has changed
  • what they can do to express their concern or opposition
  • how to learn more
NOPE needs volunteers to help get this critical information in the hands of friends, neighbors, businesses, and organizations that have a stake in what happens with Duke's pipeline.  Over the next several months, we need people to help with outreach activities, such as distributing fliers/posters, writing letters and working at upcoming events.  Sign up here to help
1) This is still the same 20"/500 psi high pressure pipeline that should not be built through densely populated communities in Southwest Ohio.  

Pipelines fail regularly, and if a failure were to occur on this pipeline, the results could be devastating and catastrophic. 

Areas affected by Duke's proposal include: Amberley, Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Columbia Township, Deer Park, Evendale, Fairfax, Golf Manor, Kenwood,  Madisonville, Madeira, Montgomery, Norwood, Reading, Roselawn, Sharonville and Sycamore Township.

Duke's safety precautions may not be enough to keep us safe --  natural gas is highly flammable and 3rd party damage to pipelines happens quite frequently (particularly in urban areas).
2) This pipeline is an unfair burden to our communities.

Our personal safety is affected.  Yards and roads are torn up, disturbing residents and inconveniencing businesses.  Property rights are infringed upon by rules regarding how land can be used once the pipeline is in the ground.  Irreplaceable mature trees are removed and natural settings disturbed.  As ratepayers we ultimately bear the burden of the $110-$130 million price tag.  At the same time, as a regulated utility, Duke is guaranteed a specific rate of return for their investment.

Even without this pipeline, Duke can provide enough natural gas to heat our homes, even when it is very cold.  Why must we bear the burden of overbuilt and unnecessary natural gas infrastructure?
3) You could make a difference.

The voices of people like you have already resulted in engaging support from our local governments and reducing the scale of Duke's plans.  The OPSB will ultimately decide whether or not this pipeline will be built and if built, where it will be located. Please help us by making sure that OPSB continues to hear that communities are concerned about the pipeline and expect the board to conduct due diligence in evaluating the costs and benefits of this project.

Here are some of the people who have heard your voice and are working on behalf of our communities.
Note: Even if you have already signed up to volunteer in the past, please sign up again, so that we know you are still interested in helping out. 
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