The company Kinder Morgan’s plans for a new natural gas pipeline in Massachusetts couldn’t get worse. Not only are they trying to clear cut their way through 45 Massachusetts towns to build this dirty pipeline, but new evidence shows that they are working to force all electricity ratepayers to help pay for it through a tariff – an unprecedented and creepy measure that would allow private interests to empty our pocketbooks without democratic process. Come join us to rally at the State House this Wednesday, June 30th, 10:30am – 1:00pm, in Downtown Boston.*
Governor Patrick has signed into law some of the strongest environmental laws in New England. We’ve made huge progress on expanding clean energy, such as solar and wind, but this is a step in the wrong direction. It’s time to push forward for clean renewable energy and conservation.
When BostonCAN members came together in June to reflect on our successful spring campaign on natural gas leaks, we decided we wanted to spend the summer re-framing our work more broadly, targeting the natural gas industry in general and particularly this pipeline.
* A smaller contingent of rally goers will lobby their representatives at the State House between 9 and 11 am. If interested or with any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.