Our condolences to those affected by the Columbia Gas system failure on September 13, 2018. One dead, many injured, at least 50 structures damaged or destroyed in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. Earlier on Sept. 13, Columbia Gas released this statement about work on their local distribution lines, citing multiple work locations in all three towns as “In Progress”.
Fracked “natural” gas is a dirty and dangerous form of energy. Impacts like this disaster, severe environmental impacts of fracking, and long-term health effects and air pollution from “routine” operations are some of the reasons why we oppose fracked gas infrastructure. It’s a dangerous and an outdated mode of delivering energy, and here in Massachusetts we are over-reliant on this fuel.
The time to convert to electric high-efficiency heat pumps and clean energy sources is now.
BEAT and No Fracked Gas in Mass are co-sponsoring Stop Local Pipeline Expansion: An Organizing Forum in Northampton next week.
This forum will featuring experts on climate change, the toxicity of gas, the pipeline web, and the political moment that we face. We are proud to say that newly-elected State Senator Jo Comerford and State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa and City Council President Ryan O’Donnell will help us formulate our resistance to the fossil fuel industry and specifically to the Columbia Gas Plan.
Tuesday, September 25, 7 PM.
First Churches Sanctuary, Main Street, Northampton,
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262152771292255/