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MA - DPU Hearing on consumer TAX for the Access Northeast Pipeline and Kinder Morgan pipeline.

 

"No matter where we go, we know Mothers Out Front will be there."
                                —overheard at the Department of Public Utilities hearing last week

 

Let’s do it again!  March 10 is another opportunity to say NO to new pipelines

Last week, along with our allies, we packed the hearing room and overflow room at the Department of Public Utilities.  As part of three hours of testimony, three Mothers Out Front moms spoke in opposition to Eversource’s bid to make its electricity customers fund the Access Northeast fracked gas pipeline. 

Now it’s National Grid’s turn. Next Thursday, March 10, they’ll be asking the Department of Public Utilities to make its electricity customers fund not only Spectra’s Access Northeast project, but also Kinder Morgan’s even larger pipeline project across northern Massachusetts.

Not only are these huge pipeline projects bad for our climate, but they will also cause economic hardship in low-income communities as well as health problems for our most vulnerable populations: children, elders, and those already impacted by other toxic industrial projects.

Here are the details for the Rally & Hearing:

1:00 pm: Rally outside of South Station’s main entrance
1:30 pm: Head up to second floor of One South Station for the hearing and to sign in to testify.  Please bring an ID to check in.
2:00 pm: DPU hearing
(The hearing ends when everyone has testified who wants to, but please feel free to leave when you need to.  It may go later than 4:00pm.)

If the utilities and Governor Baker can’t shift the cost to us—the ratepayers—the pipelines may never be built.

It would be great to have at least 2 mothers testifying at this hearing!  Please contact Susan Lees at swlees@earthlink.net if you are interested.

Our friends at 350Mass are organizing the rally. Here are their talking points and information for the hearing:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fji8IK-mr-lb4hGNPw8Ao5mrhCXB8QICinw4WYbHFxs/edit 

And here is their Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1903667853192985/.  Please share and invite your friends!

RSVP below if you'd like to let us know you'll be there - otherwise, look for our t-shirts!

Onward!
The Massachusetts Leadership Team - Beth, Debbie, Maura, Randi, Sue, and Susan 

WHEN
March 10, 2016 at 1pm - 4pm
WHERE
1 South Station
700 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
United States
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CONTACT
Michele Gielis ·
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