We'd like to invite you to a very special event at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield on November 7th.Under Pressure
is an excellent documentary on the Merrimack Valley gas system disaster, it's impact and implications for anyone using natural gas in their home or business and for the state's energy system. This film was created by the 2019 senior class of Four Rivers Charter School
in Greenfield. Each year the senior class chooses a local focus of national energy issues and creates a documentary through an interdisciplinary approach, taking social, economic, scientific and environmental factors into account. They were in the process of choosing a focus when the Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas disaster happened.
It's a cautionary tale for Columbia Gas territory in the Connecticut River (Pioneer) Valley as they plan for their "Reliability Project"
there, and for Berkshire Gas territories in both the Connecticut River valley and Berkshires as they indicate interest in moving forward with their Gas Enhancement System Plan
We're very pleased to have pediatrician Dr. Curt Nordgaard
and BU professor, Nathan Phillips
as special guest speakers. Many of you may have seen Curt speak in Windsor, Erving or other places around the region during the NED fight, talking about the health hazards of fracked gas. He's been focusing especially on the health impacts of using gas in the home.
If you've seen Nathan recently on social media
in the fight against the Weymouth compressor station, you may know of his extensive work tracking and quantifying gas leaks in the eastern part of the state and earlier at the Aliso Canyon (Porter Ranch) gas leak in California. He was also instrumental in getting induction cook-tops to folks affected by the Merrimack Valley disaster.