The deadline for letters to the Public Service Commission has passed, but there is more to be done:
Letters to the Editor would be helpful: The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Prince George’s Post (email to firstname.lastname@example.org), Prince George’s Sentinel (email email@example.com), Maryland Independent, or any other local papers for the state of Maryland, DC area, Prince George’s County, or southern Maryland. See a letter to the Washington Post here.
Signing this petition can help, too. Every time someone signs it it’s sent to public officials. We hope they pay attention after they get a lot. We don’t know how much it will take.
You can also write to your state and county legistators. See this site where you have to put in your address and zip code to see them all.
Attend the Public Service Commission meeting on August 28, 10 AM (arrive ~8:30 to sign up to speak) at:
Frank O. Heintz Hearing Room
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-6806
On August 28, the Public Service Commission is supposed to decide at their meeting if they accept the amendment to the CPCN, which is the main permit that Mattawoman Energy needs to build the power plant. See agenda here. People can register to speak at the meeting or you can just attend to support the dissenters (the people who don’t agree with the permit and don’t want the power plant). PLEASE WEAR the same color and/or design T-shirt so the Commission knows who we are and on what side, so subscribe to this blog and follow the Facebook page.
About administrative meetings from the PSC website:
If you wish to speak at a public administrative meeting, you may attend and come forward to indicate your desire to speak when your item of interest is called by the Chairman or presiding Commissioner. Depending upon the number of individuals who wish to address the Commission, it may be necessary to limit the amount of time for each person’s presentation, or to otherwise entertain comments in an orderly fashion.
If you are unable to attend a public hearing or meeting, but wish to express your opinion on a particular matter, you may send your written comments to:
- TerryJ.Romine,Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, 6 Saint Paul StreetBaltimore, MD 21202-6806 Or you can send your comments or questions using our online comment form here.
Reasonable accommodations will be made at Public Service Commission proceedings for qualified persons with disabilities, if requested 5 days in advance of the proceeding.
(Dial 410-767-8000 or access the prior numbers through the Maryland Relay Service at 7-1-1) or
**For weather-related cancellations or postponements, dial 410-767-8000 or 1-800-492-0474. **
If you can’t attend, watch it here.
Read more all over this site for the issues. The latest blog posts give information about the amendment. But if you don’t have time, it’s fine – you can still participate. And if you don’t have time to participate, please support our work.
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