May 28, 2019


Springfield Hearing Changed from May 29 to June 5th to Accommodate Larger Crowd

The Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) wishes to notify stakeholders that the location of tomorrow’s public hearing on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II Regulations has been moved to accommodate a larger number of stakeholders. The public hearing will now take place at the following time and location:

John J. Duggan Academy Auditorium
1015 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109

June 05, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Verbal and written testimony will be accepted at the hearing(s); however, parties are requested to provide written copies of their testimony.  

Written comments on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II Regulations will be accepted until 5 PM on June 7, 2019. Please submit written comments on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II regulations to John Wassam electronically to or via mail to the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

Copies of the proposed regulations may be obtained from the DOER website or by contacting DOER at  


Michael Judge
Director, Renewable and Alternative Energy Division
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Comments Still Accepted on New York State E37 Pipeline Loop

Despite the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) putting a halt to another pipeline earlier this month, there are still others in the works.

One is the proposed National Grid Pipeline E37 Reliability and Resiliency Project, consisting of 7.3 miles of new 16-inch gas transmission line, proposed to run through Bethlehem, East and North Greenbush.  The proposed purpose is relieve “constrained supply during peak times” and “allow for diverse sources of natural gas to enter the distribution system”

The folks at Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment (CASE) have been informing the public and opposing the project and welcome participation for anyone opposing fossil fuel infrastructure, even if they’re not in the immediately affected area.

Though the official comment deadline has passed, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) is still accepting comments on this pipeline project.

» Submit your comments here

There is also going to be a public forum on June 12.
Albany Loop/ E37 Fracked Gas Pipeline Proposal Public Forum
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY

Hearing on compressor station safety
set for June 17
By Jessica Trufant, The Patriot Ledger
May 24, 2019

WEYMOUTH — Federal regulators will hold public listening session in Weymouth to hear residents’ concerns regarding a proposed 7,700-horsepower natural-gas compressor station that would sit on the banks of the Fore River.

Congressman Stephen Lynch, a South Boston Democrat, sent a letter in January to Howard “Skip” Elliott, administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, requesting the field hearing.

Lynch said the administration has agreed to host the hearing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Abigail Adams Middle School, 89 Middle St. in Weymouth.

“The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has arranged for regional staff members who are fully qualified and familiar with the area to attend and answer any questions the public may have about the proposed compressor station,” Lynch’s office said in a statement. “This will be an opportunity to raise the significant and documented concerns of health experts, citizens groups and residents of the surrounding residential neighborhoods.”

June 14, Amherst, MA
Ashfield Resident Organizes Event Focusing on Climate Activism

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