December 17, 2019


Tonight's Green Drinks in Pittsfield cancelled due to bad weather
Divestment talk rescheduled for February


4 Arrested As Activists 'Escalate' Fight Against Weymouth Compressor Station
by Miriam Wasser, WBUR
December 5, 2019

Four South Shore residents affiliated with the activist group Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) were arrested Thursday outside of the site of a future natural gas compressor station in Weymouth.

At least 35 people showed up to the early morning demonstration to protest construction at the site, which began earlier this week. The activists blocked a road leading to the property for more than an hour, preventing a construction vehicle from passing through. Police repeatedly warned the group that anyone who didn't move would be arrested, and all but four people complied.

"We are escalating [the fight] because we've been left no choice," Alice Arena, Executive Director of FRRACS, said after the protest.

Joe Herosy of Quincy, Lisa Jennings of Weymouth, Laura Burns of Hingham and Jerry Grenier of Weymouth were arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct, according to Norfolk County District Attorney's office.

» Video of the action by BU Professor, Nathan Phillips

Saturday's "Shame on Enbridge" protest well attended

Watch for announcements on future events on FRRACS Facebook Page, or website calendar.

» Alice Arena's public comment to Weymouth Town Council Monday night garners further action from elected officials

New Documentary: Telling the Stories
This week FRRACS premiered their new short film "Telling the Stories". This film shares the personal stories of people who have been impacted by air pollution in the Fore River Basin, while at the same time showing the beauty of the Basin

» Watch the film here


Mass Attorney General Maura Healey Calls out ISO New England: Shape Massachusetts' Clean Energy Future

Tell ISO New England that you want rules to promote affordable clean energy, healthy communities, and climate protection.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training (NVDA). If you want to learn more about direct action and how you can support the fight to stop the compressor, we encourage you to attend this training. RSVP here. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Date and Time: Tues., Dec 17 from 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Fore River Club, Quincy

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