Doormat Status?! This Gas Shall Not Pass

Today’s Monday Action: Tell Senator Markey
Yes, Recent Gas Export Greenlight Proves Proposed Pipeline Not In Public Interest

Dear Senator,
Every opportunity I have, I vote for the strongest climate advocates: I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us. We therefore urgently need you to protect us from new fossil fuel infrastructure including the proposed NED (Northeast Energy Direct) “natural” gas pipeline. Gas is not a bridge fuel. It is a bridge to nowhere.

Thank you, Senator Markey for speaking out on Feb. 5 against the DOE’s (Department of Energy’s)- recent unprecedented move to allow exports of U.S. natural gas to Canada via pipeline for re-export out of Canada to foreign nations. I thought we stopped Keystone, now this? This is the same monster, different route.

We applaud your introduction of S. 585, the American Natural Gas Security and Consumer Protection Act, which would require DOE to weigh the impacts of natural gas exports on consumers, our economy and manufacturing sectors, national security and other considerations, and agree with your statement that :

“Today’s announcement appears to confirm my long-standing warnings that the ultimate goal of some natural gas pipeline proposals being made in New England is not to help our residents with expanded infrastructure but to use New England as a throughway to export U.S. natural gas to Canada and ultimately to overseas markets.

Masslive reports that in 2012, the Energy Information Administration analyzed the potential impact of natural gas exports on domestic energy consumption, production, and prices, and found that LNG exports would lead to higher energy prices for consumers, while natural gas producers would make an extra $14-32 billion over the next 20 years, according to the DOE. This is not acceptable. This is not right. This is immoral.

Furthermore we urgently need you to ask the GAO to investigate FERC, which is behaving like a captured agency. FERC, currently reviewing NED, has not turned down a pipeline since 1986 and we cannot afford the petty corruption of a handful of people to pollute our Commonwealth for untold generations to come.

Thank you for fighting fiercely for the children’s future. We urgently need you to do all you can to get us a carbon fee and keep fossil fuels in the ground. Therefore thank you for working to Stop NED.

With Mothers Out Front

Senator Ed Markey

To call: 202-224-2742
To email
To write a letter:
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Contact info for zip code 01002. Live somewhere else? Look up your representatives HERE. (State Reps are faster HERE)
Well done, you did your Monday Action! Bye, see you next Monday. Ask your friends to join you in action: Ask yourself,
Who do you know in the senate who can support Markey’s bill? 

Thank you for being the change you want to see.
PLEASE NOTE: Never hesitate to cut and paste, call, or pour your heart out in email or letters and share your solutions.
Your voice gets counted in each case.


  • Renewables Are Ready – an inspiring presentation about the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, presented by Pat Hynes, Director of the Traprock Peace Center Wednesday, March 9th, 7-9 pm at the UMass Library, 26th floor

FYI: Your handy list of the representatives we cycle through to contact weekly.
Write them anytime you like,
they need it:
Contact info for zip code 01002. Live somewhere else? Look up your representatives HERE. (State Reps are faster HERE)
1. President Obama

To call: 202-456-1111
To email
To write a letter:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

2. Senator Elizabeth Warren

To call: (202) 224-4543
To email
To write a letter:
317 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, DC 20510

3. Senator Ed Markey

To call: 202-224-2742
To email
To write a letter:
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
4. Congressman Jim McGovern
To call: 202-225-6101
To email
To write a letter:

438 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
5. Governor Charlie Baker
To call: Phone: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)
To email
To write a letter:
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133
6. State Senator Stan Rosenberg
To call: (617) 722-1500
To email
To write a letter:
State House Office
24 Beacon Street,
Room 332,
Boston, MA 02133
7. State Representative Ellen Story
To call: 617-722-2012
To email
To write a letter:
State House,
Room 277
Boston, MA 02133
Thank you for all you do.
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

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One thought on “Doormat Status?! This Gas Shall Not Pass”

  1.  “”natural” gas pipeline. Gas is not a bridge fuel. It is a bridge to nowhere.”     We all seem to agree that we are going nowhere. Fusion is still an optimistic hope. It shows a lot of promise.     We need replacement liquid fuel; we are not working on this. We need massive amounts of free power in order to make this replace oil and gas and the infrastrucure within a free Market.      Using solar panels with the inefficient grid will contribute to Global warming at the point of use. Baseline for Green  “Photo plankton ” is 65% efficient; 35% of the suns energy is converted into heat and the rest is changed into fuel. Using Soalr PV with the the Grid we get 1% efficiency (G125VAC grid is very  inefficient)99% is turned into heat before any is used. Drop when the Sun is shining during use; has a marginal effect on the overall power plant output requirements. Now start adding the resource usage and fossil fuel required to mfg., support, and replace the panels. It is an irresponsible use of resources. Makes the poorer communities pay for the rich communities power; they still need the grid but don’t want to pay for the overhead fees and power that still has to generated for them. Back driving the meter or having the power plant on idle while sun is out saves very little.  Without the Grid  Solar PV is still at best 15% efficient. Parlor trick, lighting a light bulb, nothing else.     Wind shows some potential; however it is still limited and requires massive land buffer zones. Off shore wind doesn’t begin to last long enough to even start to pay back,or keep up, with the Carbon investment required.       Carbon Tax directly affects the common man. We see no future for this worldwide society given it’s present course! US Population growth rate of around 13 is unacceptable. Population growth rate has to around 2.8 per breeding couple for a sustainable population. Get your children ready to fight for their lives. Pray we don’t see it.      Nuclear power Fission is(Localize anything and at some point/small area; it’s a total mess)on a world wide environmental basis much cleaner than Hydro the only real competitor. Hydro has been over done for a long time. Never going to amount to much. Point of use is carbon free and the amount of power is more than required for regeneration. Worst thing that happened in WWII was killing two million civilians in one day when the US fire bombed Toyko (Nuclear Bombs are way low on the list of WWII killing events) . Tidal wave that caused localized issues with Nuclear plants killed 160,000 people; the resulting Nuclear power plant issues killed nobody.      Family planning works for some groups…tied to education and social status more so than race or religious ideology. At 13.8 the rise is dramatic; however the fall even more so. We have to make family planning work.         We have the resources and ability to correct our course. Economic growth due to increased population is not growth. Our dependence on fossil fuel, pours out of the ground for now, is just going to increase. Point of view politics needs to be replaced with science and engineering. That way we will try to adopt the correct point of view for the whole.               John Boothroyd 

     PS. Agricultural numbers, (8 calories of fossil fuel for every calorie we eat) will require a an even better understanding of the entire system as it relates to: Human Activity effects on the biological systems that, control the climate, while creating the air we breathe, and food we eat. Large engineering and science task. Answers will not come easy. Go back the attached and we have done miserably. We are not living in the world we wanted and have not done what we knew HAD TO BE DONE. Just a little bit nobody will notice. Hundred little cuts can kill you just as fast as one big one.      



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