Industry Supporters Rag on Activists and Gov. Baker

Industry Supporters Rag on Activists and Gov. Baker

Marcellus Drilling News (MDN), a pro-industry website and newsletter, complained about Gov. Baker's response to our concerns about the compressor station. MDN often name-calls activists and members of the public for their efforts to oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure; this week they took aim at us. It doesn't bother us, in fact, it shows that our organizing is working and that we're getting under the skin of the gas industry.

You can read an excerpt of the piece below or the MDN site. You have to have an account to read the full piece.

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Compressor Station Gets National Coverage

Compressor Station Gets National Coverage

Governor Baker's response this week has caught the attention of news outlets across the country. But don't be fooled, the fight is far from over. Breaking his silence on the compressor station and making the request for health assessment is a good step, but it's not enough. He needs to speak out against the proposal AND he needs to visit the site, like many of his colleagues have.

Read coverage in the Associated Press, which was shared in the Miami Herald, U.S. News and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Occupy Hingham Weekly Standout + Vigil

Occupy Hingham Weekly Standout + Vigil

We had a great "No Compressor" standout this week! Today was the first day at the new location - the corner of 3A and Green Street in North Weymouth. A big thank you to all who came out - in the heat - to hold signs and bring more attention to the compressor station fight.

Occupy Hingham hosts the weekly standout every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm at the corner of St. Jerome's Church in North Weymouth. All are welcome to join.

This week also marked the first prayer circle at the site, following the standout. Community members will be meeting at the compressor site (6 Bridge St.) every Wednesday at 6 pm through the month of August. Feel free to join, faith or no faith.

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Gubernatorial Candidate, Jay Gonzalez, Visits Site

Gubernatorial Candidate, Jay Gonzalez, Visits Site

On Monday afternoon, gubernatorial candidate, Jay Gonzalez, visited the proposed compressor station site with FRRACS members and Councilor Haugh. He was given a tour of the proposed site and presented with detailed information about the site and the facilities that surround the area.

We appreciate him taking the time to not only listen to the concerns of local residents, but to also visit the proposed location.

Candidate Gonzalez has come out against the compressor station and against more gas infrastructure in the Commonwealth.

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