We know that your inbox is full of fundraising appeals and we hate to add to your list of requests but we need your help. We recently found out that the DEP’s presiding officer ruled in favor of MassDEP and Spectra (Enbridge) in the first part of our Waterways appeal. Though we are disappointed by the decision, we are prepared to move forward with the rest of the appeal and, if necessary, to bring the DEP into Superior Court. Our attorneys feel that we have a very good case should the DEP fail us on this appeal. Can you donate $5, $10, $20 or $100 to help with legal costs?Read More
The audio recording of today’s DC hearing is available online. We will have more updates about the hearing soon. As a reminder, this is for the appeal that we filed in February 2017 in regards to the conditional FERC certificate.Read More
Action Item: Let the DEP know we need an Air Monitor! MassDEP is accepting comments on their Annual Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan before they submit it to EPA for review. Comments are due Friday, December 14. The draft plan is available here.Read More
The lawyers for Weymouth and the Coalition will argue on Friday in Weymouth v. FERC that FERC should never have approved the Atlantic Bridge project until all the MA permits and reviews were completed, in particular an MA Coastal Zone Management Agency (CZMA) consistency review, as well as issues of environmental justice, safety and climate change. The background for the climate change arguments are spelled out in a recent Friend of the Court brief by 6 AG's, including MA's Attorney General Maura Healey, in another case in NY state against FERC and Dominion. See attached amicus brief.Read More
There will be a hearing tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 4th, beginning at 1:00 PM in Room A-1 of the State House on House Bill 4975. This bill will put pressure on National Grid to end the lockout and take public safety and their obligations to the unions seriously. Be there if you can, but if not, please send a note to your legislator to support this bill. Thank you for all that you do!
See below for Senator O’Connor’s letter to the Telecommunications Committee regarding this issue.Read More
Good news! Looks like Access Northeast took another hit today! And, a shout out to all of our Fore River Fighters that we are keeping them at bay! Access Northeast is not permanently off the table but it’s certainly losing steam. Read more below.Read More
Jay Gonzalez visited the proposed compressor site for the second time. We thank him for taking the time to visit the site and for listening to community member’s concerns about the compressor station. Maybe Gov. Baker will take us up on our hospitality someday!Read More
What a beautiful day it was today, We had a pet blessing celebration in the public park that is located next to the proposed compressor station site - a space that will be lost if the compressor station is built. Many thanks to the Reverends Gretchen Elmendorf and Betsy Sowers for their service. ❤️
So many new furry and feathery Friends of FRRACS were on hand! We hope that many more will come and to walk with their companions in this beautiful park.Read More
Our billboard Grand Opening on Quincy Ave. was well attended tonight! Thanks to the Grim Reaper and his ghostly friend for joining us!
And many, many thanks to Quincy City Council President, Brad Croall, for being there to celebrate with us!Read More
Undersecretary of Homeland Security for the Commonwealth, Patrick McMurray, was invited to hear from the Emergency Managements of Weymouth, Quincy, Braintree, and Hingham and to view a presentation made by Matt Brennan from the Weymouth Board of Health. We thank Matt for putting this together.
You can watch a recording of the meeting here.Read More
A natural gas pipeline ruptured in British Columbia today, leaving hundreds of thousands at risk of losing gas service. This is yet another example of the dangers that fossil fuel infrastructure poses. We can simply cannot afford to rely on fossil fuels any longer.
Vancouver Sun - B.C. pipeline rupture causes natural gas shortage, soaring gasoline pricesRead More
Congressman Lynch recently sent letters to Governor Baker, FERC, and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, to ask for a comprehensive safety review of the proposed compressor station. These letters were sent in response to the devasting gas fires and explosions that recently occurred in MA and PA.Read More
If you saw our ad on TV and have not heard of the proposed Weymouth compressor station, you've come to the right place. Below we have outlined an overview of what a compressor is, why it is a problem, and what you can do to help. We encourage you to explore the rest of our site for more info and to reach out to us if you have any questions!Read More