Eversource wants to build a new gas pipeline through Springfield & Longmeadow
This pipeline must be stopped!
It’s a health hazard to our families and neighbors
It is dangerous and unnecessary
It will worsen the climate crisis
The $65 million bill to build it will be funded by us, the ratepayers
All eyes are on this project. Stopping it will show that Massachusetts means business
about enforcing our new climate and environmental justice laws.
About Our Campaign
Eversource Gas is planning on building a new high-pressure metering station, or “Point of Delivery” (POD) station in Longmeadow that would connect to a new high-pressure gas pipeline that would run 5.3 miles to the Bliss Street Regulator station in downtown Springfield.
The POD station would be sited in a residential neighborhood, less than a quarter mile from Wolf Swamp Elementary School in Longmeadow. The pipeline would pass under major roads, through residential neighborhoods in Longmeadow and through environmental justice residential neighborhoods in Springfield. It would pass less than a quarter mile from Sumner Avenue School, a preschool and elementary school in Springfield.
The Longmeadow and Springfield communities are working together to fight back against this proposed metering station and pipeline because it is an unnecessary gas expansion project that would put the health and safety of our communities at risk, worsen the climate crisis, and cost Massachusetts Eversource rate-payers over $65 million.
Action Alert! Join our call to put gas in the past!
Join us in calling on Governor Maura Healey to declare that there is no future for gas in Massachusetts!
Gas is dangerous, polluting and expensive. Using gas to heat our homes and buildings is bad for our health and our climate. Gas companies like Eversource are profiting off of gas infrastructure expansion, putting frontline communities at risk and costing millions to ratepayers statewide. We envision a just and rapid transition away from gas to a future of clean heat powered by clean electricity.
We must stop gas companies from continuing business as usual at the cost of our health, safety, and climate future. This is urgent for our planet and for communities currently facing expansion projects like Springfield and Longmeadow.
Our new Governor, Maura Healey, has made climate one of her main goals. That's why we are asking her to declare that there is no future for gas in Massachusetts.
Sign our petition to join our call for Governor Healey to halt new gas system expansions until the state has a concrete plan for a just transition to a clean and green energy future.
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