the Springfield-Longmeadow Eversource pipeline. They have scheduled a single virtual public hearing on December 14th at 6 pm and will accept written comments until January 17. Please attend this hearing and submit written comments using our Public Comment Toolkit! To learn more, click here.
The Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) has initiated the permitting process for
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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 expansion 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! Give testimony at EFSB hearing and submit written comments!
On November 4th, the EFSB Hearing Officer issued a Notice of Adjudication and Public Comment Hearing defining (only) one “remote” public comment hearing to be held via Zoom on December 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm for the project, and a public comment period that runs until 5 pm on January 17, 2023. Click here for the Zoom link for the virtual hearing.
Help us fight back against this dangerous and unnecessary proposed gas expansion project by testifying at the public hearing on December 14th, and/or by sending a written comment to the EFSB by January 17th on this new gas infrastructure which would put our communities at risk and intensify the climate emergency.
Check out our Public Comment Toolkit to learn more and to see our suggestions for writing comments! You can also join our Comment Party and Hearing Prep Session on Monday, December 12 at 6 pm to get support writing comments and/or preparing to give spoken testimony. Click here for the Comment Party/Hearing Prep Zoom link.
Action Alert! Join our call for a moratorium on new gas infrastructure in MA!
The Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, Longmeadow Pipeline Awareness Group and 74 other organizations in Massachusetts call on Governor-Elect Healey to enact a moratorium on new gas infrastructure in the Commonwealth immediately upon taking office. We invite organizations throughout Massachusetts join us in signing on to this urgent call for action! Click here to sign-on to our letter to the Gubernatorial Candidates.
Not able to sign-on on behalf of an organization? You can still help by spreading the word! Reach out to any groups or organizations that you are part of and ask them to sign-on, using this outreach letter as a template. Tell your friends and family about this campaign, and ask them to do the same!
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