Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016


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Good Morning and Happy Earth Day,

New Ipswich received some good environmental news on April 20th, 2016 when Kinder Morgan issued this statement on the Northeast Direct Energy project, their plan to construct a natural gas pipeline through several Northeast States including this town.

"As a result of inadequate capacity commitments from prospective customers, Kinder Morgan, Inc., (NYSE: KMI) and its subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), have suspended further work and expenditures on the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project."
The proposed compressor station will not be built 1/2 mile from an elementary school spewing pollutants that would have been measured in tonnage per year, the Wapack Trail will not be impacted, trees will not be cut, people's homes and businesses will not be taken by eminent domain and methane, a potent greenhouse gas will not be leaked into the atmosphere (at least from this town).

The work is not complete, the wording is suspension, not cancellation. Our environmental regulations need to be tightened. to ensure that we protect our environment because we are part of nature, not separate. Our health and wellbeing depends upon the health of our environment. 

Genesis 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”


Today is also #FloralFriday so in celebration of Earth Day I've included a few spring blooms.

Green Jade Hellebore (Backyard)

Yellow Clivia (Indoor Plant)

Orchid (Mason Hollow Nursery)

Primrose (Backyard)

Primrose

First Bloomers

Crocus

Yellow Clivia