The AIM pipeline will cover long distances and affect many cities and towns. We should educate ourselves and work together!
Boston Clean Energy Coalition
From their mission statement: “A grassroots advocacy association, the Boston Clean Energy Coalition (BCEC) works to create an organizing space that accelerates efforts in Boston to transition to a clean, green economy. BCEC currently focuses on halting the expansion of fracked gas and other fossil-fuel infrastructure while promoting net-zero-carbon standards for the built environment.” BCEC’s website
Resist the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline
A local group dedicated to “engage in witness and/or nonviolent direct action to halt construction and pressure our elected officials to use every tool at their disposal to stop this pipeline.” Resist’s website
Town of Dedham
The Town of Dedham had previously filed for “intervenor” status, and it filed for a “request for a rehearing” of FERC’s decision before the April 2, 2015 deadline to do so. PDF of the legal filing
“A request for the Board of Health,” Letter to the editor of the Dedham Transcript signed by eight Dedham residents, Aug. 13, 2015.
West Roxbury Saves Energy (WRSE)
West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association (WRCIA)
On Jan. 11, 2016, the WRCIA wrote to the Mass. Dept of Homeland Security Undersecretary Patrick McMurray to indicate that the WRCIA “recently voted and reaffirmed our position opposing the proposed location” of the M&R station. (For more info about WRCIA, see their Facebook page)
On March 11, 2015, the President of the Board of Trustees and the CEO of the Deutsches Altenheim nursing home/assisted living residence sent a letter to Spectra’s law firm, Keegan Werlin LLP, saying:
“the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff is our top priority. We are convinced that the proposed West Roxbury lateral pipeline would increase the risk of a serious incident along Centre Street, especially given the routine basting, excavation and high gross weight trucking at the nearby quarry. Any pipeline-related event, which would effectively block us from implementing our disaster evacuation plan, would have a tragic outcome.”
Massachusetts Sierra Club
On March 23, 2015, leaders of the Massachusetts Sierra Club wrote to Sen. Warren and Sen. Markey, citing their support for a moratorium on new pipeline construction pending review of health and safety impacts, and also expressing their concern that pipelines like this “are really about providing excess capacity to enable gas to be exported through several offshore Massachusetts and Canadian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal.”
Mass. Nurses Association
Massachusetts Nurses Association made a generous in-kind donation of graphic design and printing services.
American Postal Workers Union – Boston Metro Local
The local donated to SWRL in 2016. Thank you for your support!
Boston Teachers Union
Boston Teachers Union mentioned SWRL in their April 7, 2015 e-newsletter: “We have been asked to publicize the movement to stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, and we do gladly as we have a number of schools quite near the construction site.”
Mothers Out Front
Citizens’ Risk Assessment
As of early 2018, Citizens’ Risk Assessment was seeking individuals to take their survey about the psychological impact of pipeline projects. This can be pipeline projects in Pennsylvania (Mariner East, PennEast, Atlantic Sunrise) or anywhere.
NatGas Consulting Boston-based consulting about natural gas safety
Flood Boston: Climate Justice Direct Action Network Intersectional movement building for Boston region activists. Spokescouncil held first Sunday each month.
Natural Gas Watch Tracking pipeline explosions and examining the risk posed by natural gas, especially to New York City
No More Pipelines British Columbia, Canada