Events

ONGOING ACTIONS  •  SPECTRA EVENTS
The events listed here are not all sponsored or conducted by No Fracked Gas in Mass.  We offer them as a way of helping people participate in the full range of anti-pipeline, pro-clean-energy and environmental events shaping our future.

MONDAY — MAY 2, 2016 — GRAFTON, MA
EFSB Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast pipeline project.
7:00 PM
Grafton High School
24 Providence Rd.
Grafton, MA

TUESDAY — MAY 3, 2016 — STATE HOUSE BOSTON, MA

May032016

**MASS. DPU HEARING**
TUESDAY — MAY 3, 2016 — STOUGHTON, MA

National Grid DPU Public Hearing. National Grid has asked for permission from the Massachusetts DPU to make a TWENTY YEAR commitment for capacity and to charge electric users a tariff for cost recovery on Spectra’s Access Northeast pipeline. Docket #16-05
7:00 PM

Stoughton High School Auditorium

232 Pearl Street,

Stoughton, MA

**MASS. DPU HEARING**
* Currently on hold, may be rescheduled, but no hearing on the 4th

WEDNESDAY — MAY 4, 2016 — DPU BOSTON, MA
DPU Evidentiary Hearing. Berkshire Gas has asked for permission from the Massachusetts DPU to make a TWENTY YEAR commitment for capacity on Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct Supply Path pipeline. Docket #15-178
10:00 AM

Department of Public Utilities
One South Station
Boston, MA

THURSDAY — MAY 5, 2016 — BOSTON, MA
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT HEARING
9:00 AM
Oral arguments in CLF and Engie (formerly GDF Suez) v. DPU – challenging the DPU Docket 15-37 scheme under which electric ratepayers would shoulder costs of gas pipeline construction.
One Pemberton Square, Suite 2500
Boston, MA  02108
Phone: 617-557-1000

SATURDAY — MAY 7, 2016 — WINCHESTER, NH
Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) Training, Parts 1 & 2. Forming Monadnock Affinity Group, participants from other regions welcome. Please consider joining us for this regional training to prepare for upcoming actions. We must be prepared. Affinity groups are individual groups with an action plan during NVDA actions.
Sponsored by ECHO Action, forming the “Monadnock Affinity Group”, Stop the NH Pipeline, Winchester Pipeline Awareness. Training offered through the Sugarshack Alliance. Donation requested for the instructor’s time and gas to offer the training.
» PLEASE REGISTER via EventBrite
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Winchester Town Hall
Winchester, NH

SATURDAY — MAY 7, 2016 — WINDSOR, MA
Vernal Pool Survey Hike. Thanks to funding from the Central Berkshire Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, BEAT is offering educational hikes on MA Fish & Wildlife land in Windsor adjacent to the site proposed by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for a massive gas compressor station. The purpose of the hikes – which are free and open to the public – is to educate and inform participants about the proposed compressor station and its potential impacts to the environment, and to conduct a wildlife tracking study to document the vernal pools that exist on these lands.
To sign up, please email jane@thebeatnews.org.

MONDAY — MAY 9, 2016 — SHARON, MA
DPU HEARING WORKSHOPS
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary,
293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, MA

Two Mondays: April 25th & May 9th at 7:00 PM
To prepare comments for the two DPU ANE dockets saying no to the pipeline subsidy. Contact No Sharon Gas Pipeline/Bri McAlevey (781) 806-0351 for details.

MONDAY — MAY 9, 2016 — WALPOLE, MA
EFSB Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast project.
7:00 PM
Grafton High School
275 Common St.
Walpole, MA

WEDNESDAY — MAY 11, 2016 — WEYMOUTH, MA
EFSB Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast  project.
7:00 PM
Abigail Adams Middle School
89 Middle St.
East Weymouth, MA

THURSDAY — MAY 12, 2016 — ACUSHNET, MA
EFSB Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast  project.
7:00 PM
Ford Middle School
708 Middle Rd.

Acushnet, MA

MONDAY — MAY 16, 2016 — SOUTHBURY, CT
FERC Scoping Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast  project.
6:30 PM
Southbury Fire Department
461 Main Street South

Southbury, CT

MONDAY — MAY 16, 2016 — STORRS, CT
FERC Scoping Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast  project.
6:30 PM
Mansfield Middle School
205 Spring Hill Road

Storrs, CT

TUESDAY — MAY 17, 2016 — SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY
FERC Scoping Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast  project.
6:30 PM
Sleepy Hollow High School
210 North Broadway

Sleepy Hollow, NY

WEDNESDAY — MAY 18, 2016 — ACUSHNET, MA
FERC Scoping Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast  project.
6:30 PM
Ford Middle School
708 Middle Rd.

Acushnet, MA

WEDNESDAY — MAY 18, 2016 — MILFORD, MA
FERC Scoping Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast  project.
6:30 PM
Stacey Middle School
66 School St.

Milford, MA

THURSDAY — MAY 19, 2016 — EAST WEYMOUTH, MA
FERC Scoping Hearing on the Spectra Access Northeast  project.
6:30 PM
Abigail Adams Middle School
89 Middle St.
East Weymouth, MA

SATURDAY — MAY 21, 2016 — LEVERETT, MA
NON-VIOLENCE DIRECT ACTION TRAINING
9:00am-5:00pm
—  This training is necessary for anyone considering participating in a Sugar Shack Alliance action that could involve arrest. To register, please contact Carole Horowitz Facebook event here.
Leverett Friends Meeting House
Leverett , MA

**MASS. DPU HEARING**
MONDAY — MAY 23, 2016 — WALPOLE, MA

Eversource DPU Public Hearing, Docket 15-181, Eversource seeks a TWENTY YEAR commitment to pipeline capacity and a tariff for the cost recovery on Spectra’s Access Northeast pipeline.
7:00 PM

Walpole High School Auditorium

275 Common St.,

Walpole, MA

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 23, 2016 — ATHOL, MA
“Renewables Are Ready,” a slide show, will be presented by Patricia Hynes, a former professor of Environmental Health.   This presentation and talk will be followed with a discussion of what people can do in our communities and homes regarding energy use and renewables.  Sally Pick, a home energy consultant and former Solarize Montague organizer, will join Pat Hynes in leading the discussion about current projects and concerns for our towns and Massachusetts.  This presentation was developed in response to the defining issues of our times – climate change and will lead into discussion of what we can do in our communities and homes.  Sponsors include: Orange Town Energy Committee, Athol Bird and Nature Club, No. Quabbin Energy, and Athol Town Energy Committee.  Please save the date and plan to attend — all are welcome.
7 p.m.
Millers River Environmental Center
100 Main St.
Athol, MA


HAVE TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS OR ACTIONS PLANNED?    Let us know!

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