January 22, 2018

POSTPONED: BOEM New England Open House Meetings on 2019-2024 Off-Shore Drilling Plan

UPDATE, 1/21/18: Due to the government shutdown, BOEM has postponed its New England based National OCS program proposal public meetings scheduled for this week (official notice from BOEM circulating on 1/22/18).

We will announce new dates for these meetings as soon as they are set. In the meantime, you should still be able to submit written comments online or by mail. See instructions here:

Please make your voice heard on this disastrous plan!


Going Fossil Free
Join BEAT, 350-MA Berkshire Node & Berkshire Citizens for Peace & Justice for a Livestream Watch -Party!

We’ll watch Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben & other leaders across the climate movement lay out a plan to resist Trump’s attacks on our communities and build 100% renewable energy for all.

Meet others in the Berkshires who want to organize to build local power and take climate action. Working together, we will end the use of fossil fuels and transition our world to 100% renewable energy for all. Find out what you can do to begin to build the Fossil Free future we need.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
7:15pm – 9:15pm
UU Church
175 Wendell Ave.
Pittsfield, MA
Co-sponsored by 350MA-Berkshires, Berkshire Citizens for Peace & Justice, and Berkshire Environmental Action Team.

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Conference on Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health
Informative for Board of Health members and health care professionals
NGI and Public Health Conference - Boston University 1-30-2018

Please talk to your local Board of Health members and any health care professionals you know about attending this important conference on the impacts of natural gas infrastructure on health and safety.

Please talk to your local Board of Health members!
about signing on to a letter to Governor Baker about the hazards of fossil fuel infrastructure, and contact Michelle Brooks about any efforts and progress made (or for any questions!)
» Check the list of 50 towns that have already signed on
to make sure your Board of Health isn’t already on board

Upcoming Events on our Events Page

TUESDAY — JANUARY 23, 2018 — ALBANY, NY c654c3b9-73dd-431f-9e7e-9b163913068eDivest NY from Fossil Fuels Lobby Day. We will meet with legislators to support the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, A3712 Ortiz/S4596 Krueger which will require New York to divest the $170 billion state pension fund from fossil fuels.
9:30 Check in, Review talking points and meeting schedule
10:30 Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building

12:00 Lunch -Bring a sandwich or pick up something in the Concourse

12:30 Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building

2:30/3:00 Checkout and Debrief Room 729A

Legislative meetings will be scheduled for groups. Each group will be led by someone experienced in lobbying. If you schedule your own meetings, please let us know who you will be meeting with.
- For more info contact, Ruth Foster 518-588-0187 rmfoster@nycap.rr.com, or Jordan Dale jordan93016@icloud.com or Mark Dunlea, Dunleamark@aol.com. Organized by DivestNY Coalition.
- To register, send an email to Jordan at jordan93016@icloud.com or Ruth at rmfoster@nycap.rr.com.

9:30am to 3:00pm

Room 729A
Legislative Office Building,

Albany, NY


The Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit will address the urgent need for immediate, local and regional action — from Westchester County to the Hudson Valley and Long Island — to create and implement solutions to Climate Change.
Be a part of these solutions:

• 100% Renewable Energy
• Electric Vehicles
• Solar Pollinator Gardens
• Communicating Climate Change
• Carbon Tax
• Food and Soil
• Home of the Future Expo
Don’t miss Keynote Speakers:

• David Yarnold, President and CEO of National Audubon Society
• David Gelber, Creator and Executive Producer of The Years of Living Dangerously The Summit is a Zero Waste Event.

» Much more info online
(Snow Date: February 4)

Doors open at 8:00am
Fox Lane High School
Bedford, NY


Peacekeeper Training for Marches and Other Actions. This highly interactive training will include discussions of the role of peacekeepers at marches and rallies, the tenets of nonviolence, how and why Codes of Conduct are created and followed, responding to hecklers, and how to support demonstrators who are having a hard time or are hurt. Using a combination of discussion, readings, small-group work, and role plays, the workshop will focus on the practical tools a peacekeeper needs to be effective and help defuse difficult situations that arise in public protests.
To participate in this Peacekeeper Training, you must have already taken a full-day Nonviolent Direct Action Training, and been part of a demonstration where people risked arrest. You do not need to have been arrested yourself—just present at an event where nonviolent civil disobedience occurred.

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Easthampton Community Center

12 Clark Street
Easthampton, MA
» Register now!


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MONDAY — APRIL 23, 2018 — ALBANY, NY ALBANYapril23

Cuomo Walk The Talk, Off Fossil Fuels Convergence. We will have a short prayerful event sprinkled with creative storytelling and march together in Albany, NY together before entering the New York State Capitol Building to demand Governor Cuomo Walks the Talk and moves Off Fossil Fuels NOW. It’s time for the Governor to protect our future. The first step must be to halt all fracked-gas projects statewide. To stem climate change we must work toward a just transition to 100% renewable energy immediately. We must address issues of energy efficiency and storage. And we must do this with courage and expediency.
10 AM - 6 PM

Albany, NY

» Sign The Pledge To Resist NY InFRACKstructure on April 23rd

Continuing our work, thanks to you!

Thanks to your support, we're continuing our work to keep fossil fuel expansion at bay, helping you stay informed to take action for a cleaner, healthier environment and more just energy system.

Every contribution, large or small, helps.
No Fracked Gas in Mass is a program of Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Donations made through our direct online Donation button or mailed in check are tax deductible.