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New Dates for NY & PA Open Houses Announced

Kinder Morgan has scheduled Open Houses for the NY & PA Supply Path and NY Market Path towns for the month of April, including the re-schedule for the previously snowed-out Schodack Open House.
» See the full schedule

Three Cheshire Co. Towns Pass Resolutions
New Hampshire had a stellar night last night, with the towns of Fitzwilliam, Rindge and Winchester passing multiple Warrant Articles against the pipeline. This makes 47 municipalities with anti-pipeline statements in place. Two more Cheshire County towns, Troy and Richmond, and Brookline, NH in Hillsborogh County have similar measures up for a vote before the end of this week.
» See Details, sorted by state and county on our Town Meetings Page

We look forward to more towns and cities in ALL affected states passing more!
Even towns that are not currently on the pipeline path have passed resolutions in solidarity with their neighbors. It a show of support for community rights and a smart preemptive move in case the pipeline path shifts again.


 
Please Contribute to Our Legal Fund.
The legal aspect of this fight will be costly -- and every dollar donated will help fight the pipeline, help your fellow citizens and be used wisely. 

Information on how to donate is available at massplan.org/donate -- checks can be made out to our fiscal sponsor, BEAT, with MassPLAN in the memo line, and mailed to Berkshire Environmental Action Team, 29 Highland Avenue, Pittsfield, MA, 01201.

Your support and all of your efforts to help stop the pipeline are deeply appreciated.

Thank you,
Kathryn R. Eiseman, Director
Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network
MassPLAN.org
(413) 320-0747

Upcoming Special Events
Many more town meetings & KM presentations on our site

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SUNDAY — MARCH 15, 2015 — Greenfield, MA

Stop the Pipeline, Go Green Fundraiser. Musicians and local artists including Court Dorsey, Pat & Tex, Richard Chase and Moonlight & Morningstar along with others will provide entertainment. There will be a silent auction, light refreshments and other events. Residents of Athol, Erving, Orange, Royalston, Warwick and other towns came together a year ago to form No. Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA) to stop the proposed 36″ pipeline project.  NQ Pipeline Action will continue to work on stopping the proposed pipeline and work for alternative solutions in the coming months. The proposed pipeline is still planned for Warwick, Northfield, Erving, Montague and other Franklin County towns.
Join with others for a good time and to help raise funds to support continuing work to stop the proposed pipeline. For more information call Lisa at 978-790-7352 or see www.northquabbinenergy.org/wordpress.
To benefit the NQ Pipeline Action group.
Now donations may be made to Millers River Watershed Council – “pipeline” ( 100 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331).
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Arts Block
14 Court St., Greenfield

 

SUNDAY — MARCH 15, 2015 — South Hadley, MA
Project Native Environmental Film Festival.  The Festival will bring a full day of environmentally themed films to the Pioneer Valley.
For those fighting the fracked gas pipelines, Jane Winn of Berkshire Environmental Action Team will be speaking briefly at the final film of the day, Groundswell Rising, which shows at 4:30 pm. Groundswell Rising has many similarities with the grassroots uprising against the fracked gas pipelines in our area. She will be available before and after the film to answer questions about the fight to stop the pipelines in Massachusetts.
Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation.  With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow. 

 We see how the resistance to fracking is part of a growing movement towards dealing with climate change and making the transition to sustainable energy.  We will see how not protecting the cyclical flow of air and water puts us all at risk, no matter where we live.
For show times and details, see the Festival’s Website.
Tower Theaters
South Hadley, MA

 

SUNDAY — MARCH 15, 2015 — Boston, MA
“Local Environmental Action 2015″ is a great opportunity to join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for an exciting day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Go to: www.localenvironmentalaction.org
All Day
Curry Student Center
Northeastern University
Boston, MA


 

FRIDAY — MARCH 20 — West Cummington, MA
RachelConcert

SATURDAY — MARCH 21, 2015 — HARTFORD, CT
Nonviolent direct action and affinity group building workshop. This training will cover the history of nonviolent direct action, introduce some of the roles and skills needed to carry out direct actions and prepare people to organize affinity groups to carry out actions.

This training is being organized by FANG: Fighting Against Natural Gas. While FANG currently has a campaign underway to stop a major pipeline expansion in New England and would love your support – this training is also open to anyone who wants to use these skills to fight for justice as part of other campaigns.

If you plan on attending, please take a moment to complete the official registration form: http://bit.ly/1wRY8aR
9:30am – 5:00pm
Charter Oak Cultural Center

21 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford, Connecticut
 

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 1-12, 2015 — Along the pipeline route
Pipeline Pilgrimage, The New England Young Adult Friends (Quaker) Climate Working Group invites you to join us in a pilgrimage along the route of the proposed Kinder-Morgan methane pipeline in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
»» Learn more here.

 

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 22, 2015 — Albany, NY
Earth Day 2015 Rally and ACTION, “It’s a Crime to Poison Us: End all Fossil Fuels – Renewables Now!” Family Friendly – Powerful Speakers – MUSIC – ACTION!!!
» Read More and SIGN ON HERE

We also encourage those that cannot make the trip to Albany to participate in SOLIDARITY ACTIONS or Create one of your own – we will post your event on our site.
11:00 AM – 8 PM
West Capitol Park
Albany, NY
 

MAY 21-29, 2015 — Washington DC
MASS ACTION AT FERC,  a week of direct action at FERC Headquarters, organized by Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE).
»» Learn more here.
HAVE TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS OR ACTIONS PLANNED? Let us know!



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