The rally is on July 30!
Deepest apologies for the typo sent out earlier today.
Rally to Stop the Pipeline
Boston Common, Opposite the State House
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
People from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have been marching from Richmond to Dracut following the route of the proposed Kinder Morgan Fracked Gas Pipeline. Along the way we have been collecting signatures that will be handed to a member of the group of 18 legislators whose districts include the communities impacted by this huge industrial project.
The Petition to Ban New Natural Gas Pipelines and Champion Sustainable Energy & Efficiency, now with over 10,400 signatures, will also be delivered to the State House at the rally.
This pipeline issue has far reaching consequences for the State of Massachusetts, New England and the fracking industry as a whole. The July 30th rally, 11:00 am - 1 pm, at the Statehouse in Boston is a milestone in our efforts to inform the public, our legislators and the Governor about the dangers of continued reliance on toxic hydrocarbon fuels and the necessity of removing the fossil industry's grip on solar energy potential by shifting investments away from fossil fuel technology and into renewables.
As has always been the case, in struggles like these, your presence and your voice matters. Our work has been effective because it is built upon a foundation of popular support. I know that you who are reading this also support our efforts but we need you to demonstrate that support to decision makers in our state government.
Please join us in making that statement loud and clear!
Buses being planned from Greenfield. Hoping to find bus organizers from other areas soon. Visit the Boston Rally page on www.nofrackedgasinmass.org for more info and for updates.
PRINT OUT AND DISTRIBUTE THIS POSTER STATE-WIDE!!!
South Station has Otherworldly Visitors
Recently spotted in downtown Boston near South Station. This would be a great way to get out word about the rally. Have friends in Boston? Send them some chalk! (Hint, hint...)
(PHOTO BY PETER HUDYMA)
Rolling March, a huge success, is still ongoing!
See pictures, video and reports from the Rolling March so far. If you have some material to contribute, feel free! The "Submit a photo or video!" link near the top of the page is easy to use.
Guess Who's Coming to Town?
Royalston & Greenfield get visits from KM
TUESDAY – JULY 22, 2014 – ROYALSTON
— Royalston’s Board of Selectmen are hosting a presentation by TGP on Tuesday night.
Royalston Town Hall
On the Common, Royalston
THURSDAY – JULY 24, 2014 – GREENFIELD
— FRCOG Meeting with Kinder Morgan, Review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline - The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project.
Greenfield Community College
VOTE ON RESOLUTION & INFORMATIONAL FORUM
THURSDAY – JULY 31, 2014 – TOWNSEND
— Townsend’s Special Town Meeting is scheduled to vote on the Non-Binding Resolution Opposing TGP’s Northeast Expansion.
Hawthorne Brook Middle School
TUESDAY – AUGUST 5, 2014 – LUNENBURG
Local lawmakers and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding a regional forum for affected communities in Middlesex and Worcester counties to discuss the proposed Northeast gas pipeline expansion project. Representatives Jennifer Benson, D-Lunenburg, Sheila Harrington, R-Groton, Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, and Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, D-Leominster, will join chamber representatives.
Lunenburg High School
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