UPCOMING STATE-WIDE EVENTS!
THURSDAY — NOVEMBER 20, 2014 — BOSTON
— Mass. DOER Low Gas Demand Modeling Analysis Stakeholder Meeting. Final meeting to review Low Demand Scenario Study. Free to public, lunch provided. Please register here.
9:30 AM — 3:45 PM
Mass. DPU Offices
One South Station, Hearing Room A
SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 22 — HARTFORD, CT
— Pipeline Presentation by Jane Winn of BEAT and Rose Wessel of NFGiM and others. This event is to learn about the increase in high-pressure, large diameter pipelines and gas infrastructure planned for Connecticut. These new or enlarged pipelines carry fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale into and across the state of Connecticut. There are currently 5 projects undergoing approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will cover virtually our whole state: Spectra Energy’s AIM, Atlantic Bridge, and Access Northeast projects; and Tennessee Gas/Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct (NED) and CT Expansion projects.
21 Charter Oak Ave.
SUNDAY — NOVEMBER 30, 2014 — PETERSHAM
— Earthlands Activist Symposium at the Main Lodge of Earthlands in Petersham. The gathering will bring together a variety of activists working on a range of campaigns, invited participants include the North Quabbin Pipeline Action Group, the New York State Anti-Fracking Group, and others.
A symposium is a discussion of topics and the sharing of opinions on a subject. Today, activism takes on many forms, including public demonstrations, prose and poetry writings, musical creations, and personal action initiatives. The November Symposium at Earthlands will focus on the various forms of activism. A particular theme of this gathering will be on how to frame a campaign in positive terms, rather than the negative.
Earthlands, since its creation in the middle 1980′s, has been a center for activist discussion and action. Activists, such as Al Norman of the anti-big box movement, Sam Lovejoy of the Montague Anti-Nuclear Power Movement, Julia Butterfly Hill of the Red Wood Protection Group, Richard Heinberg, author and activist against Peak Oil, and the Rainforest Action Network have all shared their work at Earthlands. The planning of the successful “Save the Old Growth of Mt. Wachusett” took place at Earthlands.
According to Larry Buell, founder of Earthlands and an occasional activist, “Poet Gary Snyder says, ‘One day we all must make a stand’…we don’t know when that day will be, but, we must prepare for it each day. The activist symposium at Earthlands will help us all to find the support and the courage to act when we must.”
The Symposium is free and open to the public. Participants may stay after the Symposium and join in the Annual Earthlands Thanksgiving Potluck Meal at 2:00 PM. For information go to www.earthlands.org or contact Dr. Larry Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org (978) 724-0412.
12:00 – 1:30 PM
THURSDAY — DECEMBER 4, 2014 — BOSTON
— ISO New England – Consumer Liaison Group Meeting. Stakeholder forum between ISO New England and regional consumer organizations and advocates to exchange information about the economic impacts of New England’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets.
12:00PM – 4:00PM
The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA
Teleconference Info: 1-866-692-3582 / Passcode: 3283642
MONDAY — DECEMBER 8 — WASHINGTON, MA
— Pipeline Presentation by Jane Winn of BEAT and Rose Wessel of NFGiM.
Time and location TBD
FRIDAY — JANUARY 23, 2015 — WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
—“Log Lunch” Discussion on the pipeline – Guest speakers Jane Winn of BEAT and Rosemary Wessel of NFGiM will be speaking about the Kinder Morgan Pipeline at Williams College.
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