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Hello Kossacks!

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:

Twitter:  noexpansionRI

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.  

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    January 1, 2014 - I will again be an "insured" cancer survivor-thank you Pres. Obama!!!!!

    by ArtemisBSG on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 12:02:17 AM PDT

  •  Thanks for posting. As a lifer in little rhodie... (4+ / 0-)

    Thanks for posting. As a lifer in little rhodie, I know how much just one company can impact the entire state. I'll be off check out base now.

  •  There are regional dkos groups for MeetUps (4+ / 0-)

    There are regional dkos groups for MeetUps that might find this post of interest. Pretty sure there is a New England, CT and Boston group but I don't know how to find them.

    User Navajo occasionally publishes a list (see diary below). Maybe message her and ask how you can get the word out to local groups

    Best of Luck. Fracking is poisoning the US Aquifer systems.

    No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.

    by CitizenOfEarth on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 05:26:12 AM PDT

  •  Expanding a pipeline conpressor station is (0+ / 0-)

    not "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing.

    Calling a pipeline or pipeline compressor station "fracking" is not accepted scientific or engineering terminology.

    Hydraulic fracturing only refers to the operation conducted thousand of feet below ground for a brief time interval in the completion of hydrocarbon recovery wells.   That operation is the only thing the oil and gas industry does that is called hydraulic fracturing.

    Saying that all operations and all facilities of the oil and gas industry are "fracking" facilities is corruption of language and Gasland-inspired pseudo-science.

    Facilities that are pipeline gas compressor stations are not major sources of Clean Air Act-designated hazardous air pollutants.   Available control technologies for nitrogen oxide emissions from combustion turbines or internal combustion engines used for power pipeline compressors will frequently mean that such facilities are also only minor sources of nitrogen oxides and other criteria pollutants.  

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