MARK YOUR CALENDARS - SPECIAL EVENT AT THOMAS CRANE LIBRARY, 6/20!
Pipelines are a common way to transport fuel long distances. They carry highly pressurized gas and oil hundreds of miles and many people are concerned about their impact on the communities they cut across. What is the problem? Come hear two local experts discuss the local importance of this issue from two different directions. Dr. Phillips's research starts with leaking small pipes and their links to the large infrastructure. Dr. Soleau will bring a higher-level perspective and discuss the big energy future issues facing Massachusetts, especially the pipeline and compressor station projects affecting 55 cities and towns, including greater Boston. There will also be some discussion about alternatives to these gas projects.
Nathan Phillips is an ecologist & Professor in the Boston University Department of Earth & Environment. He led the first study of its kind to map over 3,000 gas leaks in Boston. Dr. Phillips holds a PhD from Duke University and a BS in Physics from California State University, Sacramento. Tyler Soleau is the Outreach Director at Acadia Center, raising awareness, building networks, and advancing clean energy programs throughout the Northeast. Previously, he worked as the Staff Director and Counsel for the Massachusetts House Committee on Climate Change. Tyler holds a JD from Vermont Law School and a BA in Government and Environmental Studies from Hamilton College.
This program is co-sponsored by the Quincy Climate Action Network (QCAN) and Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS).
Monday Jun 20, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thomas Crane Library 617-376-1316
Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)