Fitchburg Meeting Canceled Tonight
Organizer cited complications with venue at last minute
The meeting for tonight (April 24, 2014) had to be canceled with only a couple of hours' warning. The organizers send their apologies and will keep us updated with a new date and time when it's determined.
OTHER EVENTS ARE STILL ON
THURSDAY – APRIL 24, 2014, LEVERETT
— Showing of “Gasland”, a 2010 documentary focusing on communities in the US impacted by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking.
Tennessee Gas Company is preparing to construct a high-pressure pipeline carrying fracked natural gas through our state, including 7 towns in Franklin County. There will be a resolution on Leverett’s Town Meeting warrant (Sat. 5/3) opposing this pipeline and calling on our elected officials to champion sustainable energy.
Please come and learn about fracking, how the drilling impacts
communities and why we don’t want this pipeline in our state.
Sponsored by the Leverett Peace Commission
Any questions, please contact Barbara Tiner 548-7919.
THURSDAY – APRIL 24 - SHELBURNE FALLS
— The Buckland Energy Committee is screening Gasland II. Discussion to follow.
Shelburne Falls, MA
MONDAY – APRIL 28 – DEERFIELD
— Town Meeting, during which the petition to ban new fracked gas pipelines will be read into the record.
113 N Main St.
South Deerfield, MA
TUESDAY – APRIL 29 – ASHFIELD
— In-depth presentation focusing on all aspects of this proposed pipeline project. A chance to learn about who Kinder Morgan is, what the pipeline would look like, safety risks, financial risks, environmental risks and more. Open to the public.
808 Cape Street, Ashfield, MA 01330
FRIDAY -MAY 2 – BOSTON
— Better Future Project, 350 Massachusetts and Students for a Just and Stable Future (SJSF) will be meeting with Gov. Patrick to discuss the #ClimateLegacy platform. 9:0O am. Outdoor presence planned. Details to follow.
TUESDAY – MAY 13 – WINDSOR
— Information Session on the proposed pipeline project at the Windsor Town Hall. Bruce Winn from the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) will give a presentation on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) route and its contents. Rosemary Wessel will also be on hand to answer questions.
The resolution against the proposed pipeline to carry gas from hydro-fracking through Windsor will be on the warrant for the next town meeting, 5/19/14.
Windsor Town Hall
Rte. 9, Windsor, MA
Video of Plainfield Meeting with Kinder Morgan to come next week.
We should have a copy of the slides available as well, per request of townspeople who requested them for review. We'll send an updated newsletter when they're both available.
Looking for fairs and events across the state
We're looking for any large events or fairs anywhere in the state, but especially along the proposed route of the pipeline. Having a table or booth at large gatherings is a great opportunity to get the word out. Please send any information you can find on what's happening in your area.
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Catch up on previous newsletters:
Issue 1 - Action Report: Steps you can take now!
February 22, 2014
Issue 2 - Updates from the Front Line
February 26, 2014
Issue 3 - Act This Week! Contact Your Legislators
March 3, 2014
Issue 4 - Pipeline Petition Now Collecting Signatures!
March 10, 2014
Issue 5 - New Pipeline Route Maps Available
March 18, 2014
Issue 6 - Advice for Action Against the Pipeline
March 31, 2014
Issue 7 - Anti-Pipeline Momentum Builds
April 11, 2014
Issue 8 - Anti-Pipeline Momentum Builds (2)
April 20, 2014
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