September FRRACS Meeting RECAP

Recap below of the Sept. 13th meeting of FRRACS with special guest, Itai Vardi:

Thank you to all who attended, including: Senator Keenan of Quincy and folks from Stop NED and South Coast Neighbors United.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 3-Sept. 17 - No Dakota Access Pipeline Global Weeks of Solidarity

Solidarity events local to Boston:

RI - Sept. 15: Demonstration at TD Bank

Boston - Sept. 15 Benefit Concert

Boston - Sept. 17 Demonstration at TD Bank

West Roxbury - Sept. 20 Solidarity and Reflection

To find an event near you, visit this site.

For more info about the pipeline and #NoDAPL, visit this site.

Sept. 19 - Rehoboth Public Info Session w/ Dr. Nordgaard

Join Dr. Curt Nordgaard and Citizens Against the Rehoboth Compressor Station for an introductory presentation on the health impacts of pipelines and compressors.

Monday, September 19, 2016
DR Regional High School (2700 Regional Road North - Dighton), from 7-9pm       

More info here.

Oct. 11 - Monthly FRRACS Meeting

Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm (6:30PM for new folks)                                                                  Fore River Club - Quincy

Oct. 25 - Interfaith Event

An event to bring together different faith leaders to build the fight against the compressor station.

Tuesday, October 25 at St. Jerome’s

Project Updates:

DEP Superceding Order of Conditions (SOC):

DEP approved the SOC, subject to certain conditions. These conditions are basically that they seed the staging area upon completion of the project. There may be an opportunity to appeal - more info to come.


Spectra was bought by the Canadian company, Enbridge. It is one of the largest fossil fuel companies in the world. Stocks bought for $28 Billion USD.

Actions for the Month

1.       Talk to 3 people – help get the word out. Tell your neighbors and friends and ask if they want a sign (email and we will deliver signs).

2.       Wetlands ConCom meeting – 9/14/16 at 7pm

a.       They will be discussing the DEP Superceding order of conditions.

b.      You can attend the meeting, but it is not a public meeting, so you will not be able to speak

c.       DEP segment is near the end of their agenda, so probably won’t be addressed till about 8:30PM

3.       Letters and communication to FERC are always good - keep submitting comments!

Itai Vardi Presentation and Q&A

We recorded his presentation, click here to watch it!

A big thank you to Itai for joining us and for sharing all of his insight and advice with us! We couldn't thank him enough for all the work he has done to uncover truths behind Spectra, FERC, etc.

Solidarity with Standing Rock

At the end of the meeting, we took a group photo in solidarity with Standing Rock. #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife