November 3, 2019

Special Screening of the Documentary
"Under Pressure" 

followed by a discussion on the health and safety hazards of gas use with distinguished guests Curt Nordgaard and Nathan Phillips

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.

They're both highly knowledgeable and personable speakers and it should be a really lively discussion and Q&A session with them after the film, so make sure to catch them while they're out in our end of the state!

5:30 PM – 8 PM
Berkshire Community College
Koussevitzky Art Center (Small theater - K111)
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA

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