We are the workers and volunteers of Walden’s Puddle, middle Tennessee's only wildlife rehabilitation and education center. Every year, we help over 3,500 injured, orphaned and sick animals. We are many of these animals’ last chance at life.
Kinder Morgan could take that lifeline away. The company wants to
place a gas compressor station right next to Walden’s Puddle. It is well
documented that these stations produce toxic chemicals, gases and noise
decibels that are harmful to humans and animals alike. If the
station is allowed here, the pollution and noise will be too much for
the already fragile wildlife. We will be forced to close our doors.
Please help us by signing this petition calling on the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission not to approve the Kinder Morgan Gas Compression
Station in Joelton, TN. Walden’s Puddle has been serving the middle
Tennessee area for over 20 years, and we simply cannot allow a gas
compressor station to move in next door and endanger our wildlife.
Our local lawmakers have been working feverishly to keep this
compressor station out of our community. However, state or local laws
can be overruled by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We must send them a clear message to respect and follow local efforts to stop the proposed location of the compressor station.
We are thankful for the support of our wonderful community, and all
our supporters over the years that choose to stand with us on this
critical issue. The critters at Walden’s Puddle thank you from the
bottom of their hearts!
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I am part of a group of Winchester citizens completely opposed to dirty and hazardous businesses, like asphalt and wood burning plants wanting to come into town at the expense of our quality of life. I am concerned about preserving the rural character of Winchester. These types of development have no benefits for Winchester citizens and they create many health hazards and will cause the destruction of green space. Our Winchester is known for its precious natural resources; dramatic rocky slopes, unique wetlands and abundant wildlife. I feel there are many questions concerning these proposed projects that outweigh any benefits. The increase in traffic along existing streets and noise and air pollution would be very significant. I am also concerned that the town infrastructure cannot cope with the problems these types of businesses will demand. Furthermore, I am very discouraged with the Planning Board and Zoning Boards and feel they have been negligent in their duties to protect neighboring residents from health hazards and safety issues that will surely arise and affect the lives and livelihoods of many citizens.