May 25, 2016
MA Attorney General "Listening Sessions"
start Thursday, May 26 in Pittsfield

Help urge appeal of Otis State Forest em. domain ruling

The Office of Attorney General Maura Healey will be hosting listening sessions in Pittsfield, Worcester and Springfield, devoted to hearing directly from residents. They want to hear from you about the environmental and energy issue that are important to you and your family.

This is a crucial time to attend and ask the AG's office to APPEAL THE CT EXPANSION EMINENT DOMAIN CASE, where Berkshire Co. Court ruled in favor of Kinder Morgan being allowed to condemn the pipeline right of way through Otis State Forest and set a precedent on Ariticle 97 vs. eminent domain for pipelines across the state.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ralph Froio Senior Center
330 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Monday, June 13, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook
Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
UMass Center at Springfield
Tower Square
1500 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01115

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"Pipeline tax" still being pursued by gas-fired electric generation companies - Pittsfield hearing scheduled

National Grid and Eversource are still pressing on with their request to the MA DPU for permission to charge their electric ratepayers and extra tariff to cover their costs for pipeline capacity contracts, aka "The Pipeline Tax".

The Mass. DPU has scheduled a 3rd public comment hearing for Pittsfield concerning DPU docket no. 16-05, the proposed National Grid contract on Access Northeast and DPU docket no. 15-181, the proposed Eversource contract.

"The Department will conduct a third public hearing to receive comments on the Companies’ petition:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
5:00 p.m.
The Berkshire Athenaeum
(Pittsfield’s Public Library)
One Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

#No Pipeline Tax Stand-Out Rally in front of the Athenaeum and around Park Square, from 4-4:30. Bring signs - but without poles (picket poles are against City of Pittsfield regulations). We'll have an open mic available for speakers like we did for the Berkshire Superior Court case rally.

Josh Fox at Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF)
Ben Barber & Rosemary Wessel  join Josh for panel discussion

What better way to celebrate the cancellation of NED and denial of the 401 for Constitution than by attending Josh Fox's new, inspirational film and a discussion of these local fights afterward!

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