Senator: Don’t Build More Pipes, Fix the Leaks!

Today’s Action: Urge MA Senate President Stan Rosenberg: Don’t Build More Pipes, Fix the Leaks!

Dear Senator Rosenberg,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the gravest threat facing us all and future generations depend on us to halt it. I oppose all new fossil fuel infrastructure and want a fair price on carbon. Natural gas is mainly composed of methane, which traps heat and is about 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, meaning small amounts can have a significant impact on global warming.

This is urgent: Massachusetts pipelines are leaking methane into our atmosphere at a rate that far surpasses what is sustainable. Our priority must be to repair existing pipelines.
Each new pipeline allows gas companies to put off making urgently needed repairs. The Berkshire Gas moratorium is an example of this kind of mismanagement (at best) and (at worst) it amounts to blackmail to push new pipelines on us. We see through this.

You have been a strong advocate for us with FERC and the DPU. Don’t stop there. You must come out against all new natural gas infrastructure, period. Please demand alternatives to the NED pipeline which is a bridge to nowhere for the children I love.

It’s outrageous that natural gas customers were made to pay $90 million in lost gas last year, enough to power 200,000 homes for a whole year! How can Beacon Hill let international gas companies get away with passing the buck like that? Stan, we need you: Customers must no longer be made to pay for pipeline companies’ mismanagement. It’s immoral. We need your leadership here.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN
With Mothers Out Front

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Contact:
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
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You did it! Thank you for flexing your civic muscle.
See you next week,
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG: https://mothersoutfront.wordpress.com/
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 Want more info on gas pipeline leaks in MA? Click here.

In-person action:
Come to an Amherst, Ma MOF community meeting! They are now every third Monday from 6-8 pm (as in today, Monday!) You will learn how to talk about climate change through personal narrative training and meet other awesome concerned people. For details contact your host at: greenzinnia at hotmail dot com
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FYI your list of legislators:
Local contact info for zip code 01002. Live somewhere else? Look up your elected officials 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

 

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2 thoughts on “Senator: Don’t Build More Pipes, Fix the Leaks!”

  1.     Looks like the EASY BUTTON is all we know. Significant GAS leaks replacing and or repairing existing infrastructure is not Easy. Such a precious and limited resource going to waste. They should be forced to pay 10 times the price of the GAS Leaking in Fines until it’s fixed. (It cannot be charged to the customers?)If not Government takes all the assets.     We need to smarten up and start doing what we have too to Meet the Paris Goals and Stabilize the global temperature. We can have a dramatic effect on local contribution to global warming or cooling.  When 70% of the population lives in 100 year flood planes: Level of the Ocean is not an issue. Salinity, Vapor cycles, Reflectivity and stratification are important. We need the Trees Farmland and wetlands.           I’m waiting for the paper to Publish this:     Capitol of Stupid Ville Valley (SVV Social Brain Dementia)       I find myself seeing another foolishly publicly supported plan going on in my back yard. Wonder what names they have in store for us now.      When we were near the end of the 50 years of oil plan. A steam heating system was installed on the top of the Hill (Near North Amherst fire station) Taylor brook has yet to recover from the leeching coal pile and I’m sure other sins. We laughed wondering how in the hell they were going to pump steam down hill.      On top of Hill behind my house is Hollow mountain. We are the people who built a safe haven for the president ,and a few, from where they could control an arsenal of Nuclear Missiles capable of destroying the whole world. In hindsight exactly how smart was this?      Now we are planning on digging up wetlands and flood plane fields fed by by mountain springs with solar panels. This will cause significant global warming on a land use basis. Wetland acts like the cold side of your refrigerator. Solar panel converts 90% of the suns energy into heat. Photo  plankton only converts 35% of the suns energy into heat. Effects as the heat changes are not linear.                               John Boothroyd

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  2.       Really bad totally misleading reports about Methane; science type reports..Be carefull..Methane doesn’t hang around like CO^2.       Bad reports that say what we (All of US) want to hear and nobody bothers to retract them. In a lot of this the devils in the details and no amount of positive thinking is going to get rid of him. Hard work? 

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