Spectra competitor Kinder Morgan is trying to fly under residents’
radar to gouge its hundred-foot
Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP)
right of way through Massachusetts.
This is another $3 billion boondoggle that, like
Spectra’ Sabal Trail pipeline through the southeast,
could easily be replaced by solar power and conservation,
which would keep LNG export from running up the price
of existing methane gas supplies.
Nick Miller wrote for Nashoba Publishing 11 July 2014,
Why Kinder Morgan fears an informed public,
Kinder Morgan is proposing to build a large, high pressure natural
gas pipeline through 45 towns in Massachusetts, including Groton.
More than five month ago, agents of this company entered the town of
Groton and began requesting that affected residents sign survey
permission forms. They did not disclose Continue reading Kinder Morgan tries stealth pipeline expansion in Massachusetts
Another new ally added to
the Allies page; today it’s
No Fracked Gas in Mass., who bring us excellent
tips on getting a resolution your local elected government’s agenda.
“Fighting Kinder Morgan/TGP’s Northeast
Expansion across the Berkshires and Northern Massachusetts. Our mission
is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and to create a comprehensive
renewable energy infrastructure.”
They have an excellent post about
getting resolutions on your town meeting agenda:
If you are thinking about bringing a non-binding resolution before
your town meeting, time is running out. Each town has its own deadline
for adding items to town meeting’s agenda and its own requirements for
resolutions — in Cummington, we needed to gather just fifteen
signatures and submit them to our town clerk for verification. Ask your
select board members or your town clerk what the deadline is, and what
the requirements are, for your town.
You can download
the Cummington resolution to use as a model (here is a .txt
version); if you are wondering what the
point of a non-binding resolution is, please read
In Massachusetts select board members are what many other places
call city council members.
And many towns in Mass. make it easy for citizens to get resolutions
on their agendas.
Why should it be more difficult anywhere else?
You can contact your Continue reading No Fracked Gas in Mass. allies with SpectraBusters