I usually post about health insurance, cancer or kitty cats, but today I am trying to help get the word out about a demonstration in Burrillville, Rhode Island on Saturday August 16th to protest the expansion of a natural gas pipeline.
More below the orange croissant of doom...
I just randomly found out about this while googling some other stuff and it caught my eye.
The group is called: Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion or - BASE
They are a relatively small activist group and being from a really small state it's hard to get anyone to notice.
The event page is called Wakeup Burrillville on Facebook: Linky poo here:
I sent the links and info to my dad in Burrillville, he printed it out and showed it to some neighbors, who are long term like my parents are and "no one knew anything about this." If it weren't for this group I wouldn't have known.
Just wanted to try and get the word out at least in the tri-state area, and since I am in Los Angeles there's not much I can do from here.
Here are more details on the event Saturday from their Facebook page:
Join members of Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion (BASE) and regional allies as we march through Burrillville, RI to ring the alarm about the proposed Spectra Pipeline Expansion.
As part of this expansion, Spectra Energy wants to nearly double the size of a fracked-gas compressor station in town - this would mean more hazardous air pollutants, more noise and greater risk of a serious accident at the station.
Spectra Energy wants to keep the public in the dark about this project, join us as we shed light on the fact that the Spectra expansion is bad for Burrillville and bad for Rhode Island.
(plus there may be a potluck after the march, more details soon!)
Now come on folks, there may be a pot luck too? Dayum, if only I could afford a plane ticket I'd be there.