The Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), PLAN, and landowners have appealed Kinder Morgan’s Water Quality Permit, and we believe that means that Kinder Morgan cannot do any tree cutting until the appeal is settled. However, we need to keep a sharp eye on what Kinder Morgan is doing in Sandisfield. We want to protect the… [Read More]
Who We Are
We are the Berkshire Node of 350Massachusetts, a climate action network made up of engaged volunteers who work with the media, organize events, educate their communities, lobby lawmakers, and more. We're currently focusing on three specific statewide campaigns:
1) ReNEWable Massachusetts: We’re calling for a halt to all proposed new fossil fuel infrastructure, including all proposed fracked gas pipelines. These pipelines would bring fracked gas through Berkshire County and threaten the environment and the climate system.
At the same time, we are pushing for the development of renewable energy sources, regulatory reform, energy conservation, and infrastructure repairs to meet our energy needs and ensure a clean, sustainable energy future and economy in Massachusetts.
2) Divest from Fossil Fuels: We’re calling on our government, universities, faith organizations, businesses and individuals to divest from fossil fuel investments.
3) Fair Carbon Pricing: We’re working across the state to put a price on carbon to make polluters pay.
350MA Berkshire Node volunteers also work on a number of local initiatives, including efforts to improve public transportation, fighting to protect our conservation lands, and more.
350MA Berkshire Node Meetings Take Place on The Third Wednesday of Every Month
August 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Coldspring Road, Sandisfield, MA
Berkshire Node News
Along with a hearing at Massachusetts DPU Headquarters in Boston, there will also be a Greenfield Hearing for Berkshire Gas’ Long-Range Forecast and Supply Plan. Meet the DPU to chime in on Berkshire Gas’ for their five-year forecast for 2016/17 through 2020/21. Please come to the Greenfield hearing, in the heart of the Moratorium-affected territory! Boston,… [Read More]
The major energy bill that Governor Charlie Baker signed last week was hailed by its proponents as a victory for consumers and for the environment. But there were two big winners who didn’t get mentioned in the press releases: Eversource and National Grid. New England’s largest electric utilities lobbied heavily on Beacon Hill to make… [Read More]
Williams College and the Town of Williamstown have signed an agreement that moves forward a previously stalled solar energy project that will provide low-cost, renewable energy to town facilities, the fire district, and the regional school district. Under the terms of the agreement, Williams will invest approximately $6 million to complete construction of a 1.9-megawatt… [Read More]
If Kinder Morgan is successful in its efforts to take Article 97 protected land in Otis State Forest for their Connecticut Expansion Pipeline, the value of that land should at least be compensated for financially, but the company is looking to get away with a rock-bottom price for it Kinder Morgan is also backpedaling on… [Read More]
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