comments on Eversource’s proposed Springfield-Longmeadow Pipeline project! Help us fight back against this proposed gas expansion project by submitting a public comment using our
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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 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! Submit a Comment to MEPA
Eversource is moving forward with the permitting process for this proposed project. On May 16th, Eversource submitted an Environmental Notification Form to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office, or MEPA, initiating the permitting process for the project that they call the “Western Massachusetts Gas Reliability Project” and that we more honestly call the Springfield-Longmeadow Eversource Pipeline. MEPA is conducting an environmental review to assess the potential adverse environmental impacts of this proposed project. As part of this review, they will be accepting public comments until July 28th!
Help us fight this gas expansion project by sending a comment to MEPA, telling them that this project would damage the environment, worsen the climate crisis, put our communities’ health and safety at risk, and increase the environmental burden that Springfield’s environmental justice communities are already facing!
We made a Public Comment Toolkit to help you write your public comments! It has background information, suggested key points, information on how to submit your comments, and more!
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