Week of Respect and Resistance — links

  1. Capital

    ALBANY—Environmental groups from four states have formed a coalition to oppose Spectra’s proposed Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline.

    The Spectra pipeline is an expansion of an existing pipeline. Environmentalists oppose the expansion because they say it could increase reliance on fossil fuels. Community groups have opposed it because it crosses through the Indian Point nuclear plant property.

  2. RI Future

    Burrillville, Wakefield, RI; Danbury, CT; West Roxbury, MA – Grassroots groups from four states along the proposed route of Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline expansion, which cuts through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, have joined together to host a coordinated “Week of Respect and Resistance” with actions from December 13 through December 19 in opposition to the project.

  3. Popular Resistance

    Grassroots groups from four states along the proposed route for Spectra’s Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline expansion, which cuts through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, have joined together to host a coordinated “Week of Respect and Resistance”, with actions from December 13 – December 19 in opposition to the project.

  4. ecoRInewsAltFoodCoop-12-13-2014

    Fossil Free RI has urged the state Department of Health to halt the compressor station project based on elevated reports of asthma near the facility. Fossil Free Rhode RI kicked off the week of protest Dec. 13 in Wakefield, during an event at the Alternative Food Co-op on Main Street.

  5. NBC 10 News

    The push for the pipeline, according to Spectra, is to reduce dependence on foreign fuels and reduce costs to you. The activists think otherwise, citing the billions made by the energy companies and their track record on the environment.

    “Let’s get the corporations that make money out of this whole loop, and we won’t have the problem that we’re talking about right now,” …

  6. Huffington Post  (This article originally appeared on Moms Clean Air Force)

    • On the ground fighters for environmental justice like Helen Slottje, Hilton Kelley, Ana Baptista, Peter Nightingale, and faith leaders of all religions.

    • Every individual who understands that the future of our children and grandchildren depends on what we do now, and is striving to make a difference.

    Bring on 2015, I’m ready for it!

  7. Between The Lines

    Activists are participating in rallies, visits to the offices of elected officials to urge them to oppose the project and non-violent civil disobedience actions where they’ll risk arrest.

  8. Popular Resistance
    BlockadiaCT

    Police arrested two protesters this morning who chained themselves to a mock ‘bridge to nowhere’ and blocked the driveway to Spectra Energy’s methane gas compressor station in Cromwell. The demonstrators opposed Spectra’s proposed pipeline expansion, which would expand this compressor station, among others.
    “When politicians say fracked gas is a bridge fuel, they ignore the fact that fracking and gas pipelines cause enormous damage to drinking water, air quality, forests, and communities. Some scientific research shows that gas is even worse for the climate than coal and oil are,” said Dan Fischer, a member of Capitalism vs. the Climate who was arrested today.

  9. IWW Environmental Union CaucusWellBeBack

    Fracked gas isn’t a ‘bridge fuel’ to a clean energy future – it’s a roadblock!

    Vittorio (Vic) Lancia, another member of Capitalism vs. the Climate who was arrested today, said that “Fossil fuel and nuclear companies are destroyers of the world, society, and life itself. We must witness. We must resist. Now. Time is short.” Dan Fisher further said, “If the authorities don’t stop Spectra’s pipeline expansion, then we will be back with more people and more resolve to stop it ourselves.”

  10. Protecting Our WatersWhitehouseDec-16-2014

    ALBANY — The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and pose inestimable public-health risks.

    “Folks in Rhode Island and DC are occupying the offices of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse until he drops his support of Spectra’s fracked-gas pipeline expansion. Some people are ready to be arrested.”

  11. RI Future

    Senator Whitehouse sees methane as a bridge fuel, despite scientific evidence that it is, in fact, no cleaner than coal. Continuing our reliance on dirty energy harms communities everywhere and the laws of nature require that we be well on our way to a transition to green energy within this decade.

  12. Providence Journal

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A dozen environmental activists held a sit-in demonstration at the Rhode Island office of U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Tuesday to urge him to come out against the expansion of natural gas pipelines in Burrillville and elsewhere in New England.

  13. RI Future

    That really made my day as I thought of the motto of the People’s Climate Movement: “To change everything we need everybody.”  And, yes, that includes not only the police, but also Senator Whitehouse, his staff, and all of those whom we hope to welcome in our midst once they will have freed themselves of the chains of predator capitalism.   Please help us to make that happen, but remember that time is running out: we are in Decade Zero of the climate crisis.

  14. Youtube

  15. GoLocalProv: Side of the Rhode: Who’s hot and who’s not

    Whitehouse can’t have his cake and eat it too.

  16. Popular ResistanceSpectra-Energy-Shutdown-Tripod-e1418948246960

    On Wednesday morning a group of New Englanders were arrested for occupying and shutting down the offices of Spectra Energy to protest the company’s plans to expand a network of fracked gas pipelines in the region.

    The group deployed multiple banners demanding funders divest from Spectra Energy due to the impacts of the company’s projects to local communities and the climate, with one of them hanging from a 24 foot tripod and refusing to leave.

    “As long as Spectra is committed to the business of devastating local health and the climate, we’re committed to disrupting their business.”

  17. Youtube
    As part of FANG’s (Fighting Against Natural Gas) “A Week of Respect and Resistance,” Flood Boston, along with members of Co-op Power and West Roxbury community members, MA organized a cantahistoria to debunk the myths surrounding natural gas.

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