Our partners at Sustainable Medina County have been BUSY fighting the pipeline and getting signatures for the county charter. Here is a rundown from them on related news and events from the last couple of weeks:
Our partners are Sustainable Medina County are hard at work as usual. Here is what they're up to and how you can help:
Help us in our fight to stop this pipeline altogether.
Many communities along the routes of proposed pipelines are initiating a COMMUNITY BILL OF RIGHTS, which would give the people living there a voice and a right to be heard.
This pipeline is a high pressure TRANSPORT line that will not benefit anyone in Medina County. We are taking on considerable risk, with no benefits. Corporate profits is the only motive. The more pipelines, the more frenetic fracking in our state.
When you see a petition for a COMMUNITY BILL OF RIGHTS, please sign it, so that this issue can be placed on the ballot in November!
For more information, please go to:
sustainablemedinacounty.org or NoNexus.org
Image courtesy of EcoWatch, http://www.ecowatch.com/green-lawsuit-nexus-pipeline-2392368568.html
Our partners at Sustainable Medina County alerted us to an update on the Nexus Pipeline. A group of 60 people in three counties have filed a lawsuit to stop the pipeline.
You can learn more in the article in the Medina Gazette: http://www.medina-gazette.com/Medina-County/2017/05/14/Lawsuit-aims-to-stop-NEXUS-pipeline.html
The Medina Democratic Club is focusing on helping find, train and elect candidates. We collaborate and work closely with our friends at Medina County Together. Come to our meeting if you want to run for office or help democrats get elected. Bring a friend; bring a neighbor. All progressive-minded people are welcome.
Remember: A candidate gets elected with help from great volunteers!!!
The next Medina Democratic Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 pm at the Medina Library (210 S. Broadway, Medina – Community Rooms A & B).
Here's a note from one of our partners, Sustainable Medina County. Their mission is to "...protect Medina County’s environment to ensure a healthy ecosystem for today’s residents and future generations."
At our meeting on April 17th we heard updates on the NEXUS and ROVER pipelines. Since we are in the second week of obtaining signatures for the Medina County/Bill of Rights initiative petition, discussion was had on the need for more circulators training new circulators. We need 5,000 valid signatures by Medina County registered voters.
Petition Circulators do not have to reside in Medina County.
The next meeting for the group is scheduled for May 1st at 6:30pm at Wadsworth Buehler’s Community Room (175 Great Oaks Trail) and all who want further updates on the NEXUS pipeline and compressor station or are interested in helping circulate petitions are welcome to attend. The proposed Medina County Charter can be found on the Sustainable Medina County website link: sustainablemedinacounty.org.
We recently organized with Medina County Together the Medina County People’s Climate March and it is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th from noon to 2pm on Medina Public Square (S. Court and W. Washington St.). All are to meet by the water fountain and are encouraged to bring signs.