The impending (2/20/22) invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s Russia is, at least in part, an energy war. Certainly, he is using the methane Russia sells to the EU and neighboring countries as a weapon. Russia supplies a third to a half … [Read more...]
Gov. Baker skewed the Health Impact Assessment for the Weymouth gas compressor
In response to residents of the South Shore complaining about the proposed Enbridge gas compressor, in 2018 Gov. Baker threw them a bone: A Health Impact Assessment, to be finished before the permitting process in January 2019. In a weird … [Read more...]
The Weymouth gas compressor lacks a permit. Why is it still being built?
Six weeks ago, a federal court vacated the permit for the Enbridge gas compressor being built in Weymouth, on the grounds that the beleaguered and under-funded and un-minded Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection didn't follow … [Read more...]
Nathan Phillips hunger strike, day 7 — please make the calls
Why does a man have to starve himself, just to get the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to protect the public in the most basic way? When you really think about it ... you wonder how it's ever come to this. As I mentioned nearly a week ago, … [Read more...]
Weymouth compressor: MassDEP’s Chewbacca Kafka Humpty-Dumpty Up-Is-Down Catch-22
Added: Nice story and interview by CBS-4 with Alice Arena of FRRACS, one of the compressor station resistance leaders: They're down to this: Physical blockades of the gas compressor construction site in Weymouth. Nine folks from … [Read more...]
Health experts blast gas in NEJM
I saw this "Perspective" piece in the New England Journal of Medicine ... and I thought I recognized one of the authors' names. Dr. Philip Landrigan is the Director of the Global Health program at Harvard's School of Public Health; but he's … [Read more...]
Weymouth gas compressor: This could blow up
With all permits in hand, construction on Enbridge's Weymouth gas compressor is set to begin tomorrow. This is the result of a rigged, heads-we-win-tails-you-lose process that has ignored near-unanimous community opposition, and the … [Read more...]
Cough-cough-Kafka: The #WeymouthCompressor runs out of gas?
The Weymouth Compressor case added a few new wild plot twists in the last fortnight. On substantive, process, and political grounds, this is a growing embarrassment for MassDEP — and for Baker himself. This case is a big deal, for a … [Read more...]
Finish What We Started, with Cape Wind & Deval!
*Each well has 80,000 pounds of chemical pumped into it, and 70% of this fluid stays underground, poisoning well water. The rest goes into the rivers cities drink from, and the grasses our beef cattle eat. You can help take away the … [Read more...]
3rd Suffolk Podcast: Susan Passoni
One of six vying for Sal DiMasi's old seat is candidate Susan Passoni. She was today's special guest on this week's Left Ahead. In the 30 minute show, Mike, Lynne and I asked plenty of questions on everything from the gas tax to casinos to … [Read more...]