Today’s Action: Ask MA Senate President Stan Rosenberg: Can Berkshire Gas prove the need for their moratorium?
Dear Senator Rosenberg,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the gravest threat facing us all and future generations will judge us on how aggressively we worked to halt it. I oppose all new fossil fuel infrastructure and want a fair price on carbon. Natural Gas infrastructure is unhealthy and dangerous for all living things and especially for the children whose homes and schools are in the pathway of a pipeline.
Last August, you challenged the legitimacy of the moratorium Berkshire Gas imposed on new and expanded gas service. You asked them, and they agreed, to hire independent consultants to study alternatives to the moratorium. Did they? Have they provided new evidence to back up their claim that there isn’t enough supply unless the NED pipeline is built? Have they ever explained why they aren’t pursuing back up plans like finally building the 3 additional Liquid Natural Gas storage tanks they planned years ago to meet demand during the coldest days of the year? If they fixed the gas leaks in the existing pipelines, combined with demand management and conservation, wouldn’t the current supply of gas be adequate?
You have been a strong advocate for us with FERC and the DPU. Please demand alternatives to the NED pipeline which is a bridge to nowhere for the children I love.
State Senator Stan Rosenberg
To call: (617) 722-1500
To write a letter:
State House Office
24 Beacon Street, Room 332,
Boston, MA 02133
You did it! Thank you for flexing your civic muscle.
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See you next week,
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front
Want to call Berkshire Gas’s bluff?
Join Mothers Out Front for a family friendly action at the Berkshire Gas office at 40 Mill Street in Greenfield on President’s Day 2/15 at 10am.
We’ll be picketing with a coalition of groups opposed to the NED pipeline. You can also join a concurrent walk from GCC that will arrive at the BG office at about 11:30.
You and your kids can help us erect and decorate a Pipeline Bridge to Nowhere, a pop-up art installation on the sidewalk that will show what we know: Natural Gas is Not a Bridge Fuel to the renewable energy future we demand.
At noon, all who wish will then march (or drive) 2 miles through Greenfield to First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, where we’ll eat lunch, maybe join a skit and talk about what we can do next. Please RSVP to Hattie Nestel at 978.790.3074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, go to http://www.hattienestel.com.
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