The Green-Rainbow Party stands arm in arm with the West Roxbury Pipeline protesters, the West Roxbury community, and those of other cities, neighborhoods and towns in Massachusetts that are fighting the construction of fracked gas pipelines.
"FERC finally denied the rehearing requests that were filed by last year’s April 2 deadline. As a result of the official denial, intervenors can appeal the denial in federal court." [see http://swrl.info/]
Neither Mayor Walsh nor any of the newly elected Boston city councilors came by to support the protesters and the community.
As part of its commitment to renewable energy and healthy communities, the party is fundamentally opposed to the two major gas pipeline expansion projects being proposed in Massachusetts: The Algonquin fracked gas pipeline being built by Spectra Energy and the "Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Expansion Project" proposed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners.
We urge both Federal regulators and local communities to take steps to stop the two pipeline expansion projects and to redirect our energy infrastructure investments into green and sustainable energy projects such as conservation, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and solar power.
Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The text of the Tran-Pacific Partnership is out (from New Zealand.) One of the harmful affects that cause a great concern is that gas can be fracked in the US and sent to some country in free trade agreement [see how to export fracked gas].
Activist Defense Denied
Danny Factor is a Green-Rainbow Party State Committee Member, Co-Chair of our Assabet River Valley Chapter, and our 2014 candidate for Secretary of State. Last October, he was arrested for trespassing for bravely trying to stop Silver Maple Forest in the Belmont Uplands from being cut down.
The Judge ruled that Danny's motivations were not to be brought before the Jury.
Arlo Guthrie marks 50th at scene of 'Alice's Restaurant Massacree'
The recycles at Party head quarters are normally picked up on Thursdays. In Arlington, the collection was pushed back a day.
"It was Thanksgiving of 1965 that local restaurant owner Alice Brock hosted a meal attended by Guthrie and friend Rick Robbins that generated the typical load of holiday trash. Guthrie and Robbins filled a VW van with the garbage to haul to the dump, only to find it closed for Thanksgiving." [see]
In addition to these events there are all kinds of ways to get involved with the Green-Rainbow Party this year:.
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The time is now. Our voice is being heard. 60% of Americans nationwide say that we need a third party and only 25% say that a two-party system suits their needs. Crucial issues from income inequality, systematic racism and the urgent need to convert fully to renewable energy have been left out by the two parties. It is up to the Green--Rainbow Party to provide candidates to vote for that are willing to take on these real issues. Join us this Spring and this year!
Imagine what Massachusetts could do if we invested a billion dollars in making our communities whole. We call it the Community Uplift Initiative.
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