This is a historic moment: all over the world, people are taking bold direct action to stop new oil, coal and gas infrastructure and demand climate solutions. This July, we're bringing the momentum to Massachusetts with a massive march and action against new gas pipelines. Join us!
We'll spend Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 walking the route of Spectra's proposed Access Northeast pipeline, building community and training ourselves in direct action as we go. On July 16, we'll march to West Roxbury to shut down construction on the Spectra pipeline there, alongside our partners from Resist the Pipeline. Finally, we'll walk together to the State House, where we'll take bold, visionary action together to show Governor Baker, and our legislators, that we're ready to do what it takes to stop new fossil fuel pipelines.
The timing couldn't be better: our legislators and governor are on the verge of major decisions about pipelines and our state's energy future. This summer could be a turning point for our state, and our climate. You won't want to miss it!
On June 4, communities all over the state organized creative actions to spread the word about the pipelines and Governor Baker's plan to make us pay for them. We distributed thousands of mock electric bills drawing attention to Governor Baker's tax, with people out in the streets spreading the word in Weymouth, Lowell, Medford, Cambridge, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Holyoke, Worcester, Orleans, New Bedford, Newton, and Windsor. Thanks to us, thousands of people heard for the first time on Saturday about Governor Baker's plan to charge us for new pipelines!
Want to organize an action of your own? You can download a printable version of the fake electric bill here!
After years of trying to force Massachusetts (and New Hampshire) residents to accept a dangerous and unnecessary new fossil fuel pipeline, Kinder Morgan announced today that they are suspending their work on the Northeast Energy Direct, or NED project.
As Kinder Morgan stated:
“Unfortunately, despite working for more than two years and expending substantial shareholder resources…continuing to develop the project is not an acceptable use of shareholder funds.”
This victory is due to the work of so, so many people, including countless 350 Mass volunteers who packed public hearings, called their legislators, submitted public comments, and took to the streets for rallies and marches. 350 Mass was lucky enough to work alongside our incredible allies in the Mass Power Forward coalition, and take leadership from brilliant and tireless local groups in affected communities all over the state who first and foremost made this possible. Our success validates the power of the grassroots, even in the face of what can seem to be insurmountable odds.
The tide is turning. Onward!