April 20, 2017
 
 
 
 
CONNECTICUT EXPANSION NEWS:

Sandisfield Conservation Commission Meeting
7:00 P.M.
April 21, 2017
Town Hall Annex
66 Sandisfield Rd. (Rte. 57)
Sandisfield, MA

This is the first Conservation Commission meeting that Sandisfield is holding after FERC issued the Notice to Proceed with Tree Felling.  The Con Com scheduled this special meeting, instead of waiting until their next scheduled meeting, to allow Kinder Morgan to revise its plans.  

Your (respectful) presence would help us ensure that the Con Com requires strict adherence to all regulations and all of the conditions in its Order of Conditions.

Sen. Warren and Markey ask FERC to revoke Notice to Proceed for CT Expansion
On April 19, Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey submitted a letter to FERC, urging them to revoke the Notice to Proceed with Tree Clearing and Construction for the CT Expansion pipeline, citing the unaddressed request for rehearing filed by Sandisfield Taxpayers Oppose the Pipeline (STOP) and FERC’s current lack of a quorum.

Thank you to all who responded to our many requests to contact Warren and Markey on this issue. Your voice is being heard … even if the ask needs to be repeated often.


Windsor, Cummington, Goshen, Worthington, MA:
WCGW Solarize Hits Lowest Pricing Tier
- Join in by April 30!

Enough households have signed up to get solar through the Mass Solarize program in these four towns to bump the program into Tier 6, the least expensive pricing available. The Mass Solar Loan program will pay 30% of your loan if you qualify (and most folks do) which can very likely make your monthly payments toward owning your solar array cheaper than what your monthly Eversource bill was.

Solar can be roof or ground mount, depending on your location's needs. The evaluation and solar system design and estimate are free - no obligation. Deadline to join in on this program is April 30.

Contact Eli Kuh at SunBug Solar, elikuh@sunbugsolar.com, 617-777-4511

Not in Windsor, Cummington, Goshen or Worthington?

» Learn more about how your community can sign up

UPCOMING EVENTS - Many chances to help the cause!
(See a full list on our Events Page)

FRIDAY — APRIL 21, 2017 — DALTON, MA ART SHOW POSTCARD - FULL

Opening: "Wild Berkshires" Art Show Celebrating Berkshire Nature & Wildlife. The Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) is pleased to announce its 1st Annual “Wild Berkshires” Art Show - a fundraiser for BEAT that features local artists celebrating nature and wildlife in their art. The art show is a major component of BEAT’s 1st Annual Spring Enviro Action Fair & Expo, taking place on May 13th. Both the art show and the expo will take place at The Stationery Factory Gallery in Dalton. 5:00 – 7:00 pm The Stationery Factory Gallery 63 Flansburg Ave.


SUNDAY — APRIL 23, 2017 — GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
Fundraiser for Ceremonial Stone Landscape Legal Fund, to help the Narragansett Indian Tribe Historic Preservation Office legal fight to protect CSLs in the path of the CT Expansion pipeline that are slated for disturbance and desecration

SUNDAY — APRIL 23, 2017 — LOCATION, TBA


WEDNESDAY — APRIL 26, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA
Electricity Rate Hike Hearing. Join Public Opposition to the Eversource Rate Hike Request! Show up, speak up, write a letter. Please attend even if you do not intend to speak – we need people power showing support for speakers.
Eversource has asked the MA Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to approve:
A 10% rate increase for residential customers in western Mass. Increased investor profits to a guaranteed 10.5% (exceeding the average). Imposition of confusing demand charges on unsuspecting consumers and new fixed charges on households with solar panels. You can sign up to speak or simply attend to show your opposition. No signs allowed in the hearing room but T-shirts or buttons with messages are fine.
7 PM - 9 PM

Greenfield Middle School Auditorium
195 Federal St.
Greenfield, MA

SATURDAY — MAY 13, 2017 — DALTON, MA

SATURDAY — MAY 13, 2017 — SANDISFIELD, MA
What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoir. Join Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., as she shares scenes from her lyrical, hard-hitting memoir, which sets one American woman’s journey against the larger landscape of the past 50 years of political upheaval, global climate change, and the recovery of our primary connection to the Earth. Jennifer details her own years of being entranced, both personally and professionally, in patterns of denial and avoidance. Jennifer has also published a writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion. As part of this special event, she will lead a short exercise in the art and craft of purposeful memoir.
This special presentation is a benefit for the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (B.E.A.T.) and its program, No Fracked Gas in Mass. Admission $10.
10:30 AM
5 Hammertown Road
P.O. Box 31
Sandisfield, MA

WEEKLY VIGILS & EVENTS
MONDAYS — W. ROXBURY, MA
Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral

6:30 to 7:00 pm

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAYS — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA

WEDNESDAYS — W. ROXBURY, MA

Wednesday Vigil against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral
8:00 to 9:00 am

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts.

West Roxbury, MA
(Across from the quarry)


THURSDAYS — W. ROXBURY, MA
Letter writing group working on letters against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral targeted to specific recipients. Details about location are available by emailing SWRL at  stopwrlpipeline@gmail.com
7:00 pm

FRIDAYS — BRATTLEBORO, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM
215 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

FRIDAYS — BELLOWS FALLS, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2 Church St.
Bellows Falls, VT

SATURDAYS — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA


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