About us

NO FRACKED GAS IN MASS
No Fracked Gas in Mass was founded by Rosemary Wessel and Katy Eiseman (who now heads MassPLAN & PLAN-NE ). A resident of Cummington, Mass who heard about the pipeline online, Rose decided to take action by partnering with Bruce and Jane Winn of Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) in presenting information to the people and giving suggestions on how to take action to stop it. No Fracked Gas in Mass is now an official program of BEAT.

Rosemary Wessel, Founder, No Fracked Gas in Mass
Webmaster, speaker, organization coordinator, spokesperson, informational materials designer, liaison to other organizations
Joe Anderson, website and research assistant
Polly Ryan, website assistant, speaker/facilitator
Cathy Kristofferson, website and mapping assistant, speaker, StopNED liaison
Laura Martin, website assistant

Many dozens of volunteers across the state doing their part to help organize locally, state-wide and nationwide!

BERKSHIRE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TEAM
Concerned with environmental impacts of the pipeline, Bruce and Jane Winn began studying the potential effects it may have, only to find there were serious flaws in the arguments for need for the pipeline.
After a long and productive partnership in research and presenting on pipeline issues, No Fracked Gas in Mass has become an official program of B.E.A.T.

Jane WinnFounder and Exec Dir. Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Inc. (BEAT) a ten-year-old environmental watchdog, advocacy, and stewardship organization
– BA Biology, MS Zoology.

Bruce WinnFounder, President, and strategist of BEAT.
Also teacher in Biology and Environmental Science  at Berkshire Community College where he developed an environmental advocacy course.
– BS Psychology, MS Zoology


ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING ALONGSIDE US!

No Fracked Gas in Mass is proud to be one of over 70 organizations supporting the goals of Mass Power Forward
Mass Power Forward website

Pipe Line Awareness Network for the Northeast (PLAN-NE) – website
The Pipe Line Awareness for the Northeast, Inc. (PLAN for the Northeast, or PLAN-NE) is a nonprofit corporation working to prevent the overbuild of natural gas infrastructure embodied in the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project.  Kinder Morgan’s NED project would clearcut a swath across four states, through hundreds of private properties and public land, including conservation land intended to be protected from development forever.

Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Networkwebsite
MassPLAN is network created to inform a broad array of stakeholders about the proposed pipeline, with contributors representing diverse interests.

STOP! – Sandisfield Taxpayers Opposing the Pipelinewebsite
For those working to stop the CT Expansion

Resist the Pipelinewebsite
Building resistance to the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline

FANG – Fight Against Natural Gas,  Stop Spectra’s Pipeline Expansions and Invenergy’s Fracked-Gas Power Plant – website

Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS), Spectra opponents – website

South Coast neighbors United – Acushnet Connector/LNG – website

No Sharon Gas Pipeline – Spectra opponents – website

Mass Health Care Providers Against Fracked GasFB page
We are Massachusetts health providers concerned about the health risks associated with gas pipeline infrastructure and with climate change. Email: MassHCProvidersAFG@gmail.com

Toxics Action Centerwebsite
“We believe everyone has the right to clean air and clean water, that our communities should be sustainable and that our government should operate responsively and democratically. Our children should be able to grow up free of exposure to dangerous chemicals, and with every opportunity to thrive.”

Mothers Out Frontwebsite

350MA – Berkshire Nodewebsite
a climate action network made up of engaged volunteers who work with the media, organize events, educate their communities, lobby lawmakers, and more.

Climate Action Now!website’s pipeline page
— organizing for action against TGP-NE pipeline working in tandem with NFGiM and other groups throughout the state.

350MA website
— building a thriving, volunteer-led, statewide movement to address the urgency of the climate crisis.

Better Future Projectwebsite
— accelerates the growth of a powerful grassroots movement to address the climate crisis and make stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities by advancing a rapid and responsible transition beyond fossil fuels.  Recently battled the conversion of the Salem power plant to gas and put pressure on Gov. Patrick to halt all new fossil fuel development.

Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
Website
Facebook page
Organized in Canaan NY for communities in Columbia Co. and westward to Wright.

StopNED
– website
StopNED is a coalition of community leaders campaigning to stop the Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct fracked gas pipeline project.

NH Pipeline Awareness website
We are a grassroots, community-based organization formed by a group of citizens of Hollis, New Hampshire, in response to the threat of imminent destruction of private property and hard-won conservation land in our community.

Stop the Pipelinewebsite
— organized for action against NY State’s Constitution pipeline, running the same path as the “Supply” side of the NED pipeline.

Nashoba Conservation Trustwebsite
Aside from an extensive, informative site on their usual land conservation work, Nashoba has set up and extensive section on the Pipeline and its impacts, including advice on DPU and eminent domain processed and impacts for landowners.

Ashfield Gas Pipeline Resistance Facebook page
Organize to resist the new fracked gas pipeline proposed for our town

Winchester NH Gas Pipeline Awarenessavailable by email

Merrimack River Watershed CouncilPipeline page
The proposed pipeline would cross the Merrimack River at two points:  in Tyngsborough and between Methuen and Andover, and would cross many of the Merrimack’s tributaries.

Climate Summerwebsite

FACEBOOK PAGES
Stop TGP Northeast Expansion!
NH Pipeline Awareness
No Pipeline in Southern NH
Stop the NH Pipeline: Fitzwilliam & Friends
Northfield Gas Pipeline Resistance
No Pipeline in New Ipswich
Stop New Hampshire Pipeline
Stop the Pipeline – Referendum in Mass
NO GAS Pipeline in the WINCH
Andover Pipeline Awareness
Ashfield Gas Pipeline Resistance
No Fracked Gas Pipeline: Fitzwilliam & Friends
Monadnock Pipeline Resistance: Education & Outreach
No Fracked Gas in Mass

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY ORGANIZATIONS
Natural Gas Watch – website
Environmental League of Massachusetts – website
Environment Massachusetts – website
End Fossil Fuel Subsidies – website
Natural Resources Defense Council – website