Open Houses Tonight and Tomorrow for Northeast Renewable Link
No Fracked Gas in Mass has just learned there will be Open Houses about Northeast Renewable Link tonight (11/13) in Lanesborough and tomorrow night (11/14) in Stephentown.
Northeast Renewable Link is a joint project of National Grid and Citizens’ Energy, in answer to a MA program looking for projects to bring more renewable energy to MA. This proposal would involve clearing more of the existing ROW for power lines already coming into MA from upstate NY to the Hinsdale substation (think former NED “co-location” route along the power lines).
While clean energy is a goal that No Fracked Gas in Mass supports, this project's website is not very informative about what the sources in NY are. Reps for the project have previously assured NY residents that this will be paid for by MA residents. If this is on our dime, we should be asking questions about whether or not this is the most efficient and environmentally sound way to expand our pool of clean energy (i.e., clearing trees for more long-range power lines, instead of building sources and storage near the areas of most use - aka. eastern MA) as well as what specific energy generation locations will this project be servicing, and what impact will they have.
November 13, 2017
Lanesborough Town Hall
83 N. Main Street
November 14, 2017
Stephentown Town Hall
THURSDAY — NOVEMBER 16, 2017 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
In the face of Federal Government climate denial, the Reclaiming Our Future events call on Governor Charlie Baker to honor his pledge to uphold the Climate Alliance agreement here in Massachusetts, despite Trump’s withdrawal.
Stand Up Charlie!
Make our state a leader in cutting emissions.
* ENSURE CLIMATE JUSTICE *
* NO NEW PIPELINES *
* NO PIPELINE TAX FOR MASS *
— Thursday, NOV 16 in Springfield (Part 2)
State Office at 436 Dwight St., Springfield
LEAD SPONSORS of the Reclaiming Our Future actions: Climate Action Now, Arise for Social Justice, and Springfield Climate Justice Coalition. We are joined by well over 30 co-sponsoring organizations.
SATURDAY — DECEMBER 2, 2017 — LENOX, MA
SUNDAY — DECEMBER 3, 2017 — AMHERST, MA
— Discussion of campaign to protect Ceremonial Stone Landscapes.
Doug Harris, Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and Attorney Anne Marie Garti will discuss Protecting the Indigenous Ceremonial Stone Landscape.3:00 – 5:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West St
Many more events including weekly vigils
and protests on our Events Page