Through a sustained campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience, we are building a culture of resistance to the fossil fuel industry in Massachusetts and beyond. Currently, Spectra Energy is building a pipeline carrying fracked gas in West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, and we are shutting it down. We stand with the residents of West Roxbury whose health and safety has been jeopardized by this project. We stand with people all over the world who are already suffering the affects of our unraveling climate.
On Thursday, July 28th, 6:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, we’re hosting a community pot-luck to bring together the all the people that have made this resistance possible.
Come, bring a dish, join others building the movement to “resist the pipeline” and support our neighbors in West Roxbury who have been fighting this corporate machine for 3 years.
Let us know who you are bringing and what you can bring, if anything. Bringing a dish is encouraged but not required. For more information see our Facebook Event!
July 23rd, 2016
Several people were arrested after locking and gluing themselves together at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday to block two construction sites of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline, according to Alyssa Lee of Resist the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline.Lee said six people were arrested, however, Boston Police said four were arrested in the area of 2365 Centre St., West Roxbury.
July 13th, 2016
“I am taking action today because after 10 years of working with countless others to ensure a swift, complete, and just transition to safe energy within the bounds of the law, I have no other recourse to protect my children and I can’t in good conscience stand by while some commit crimes against humanity. It is time we stop this madness.”
– Vanessa Rule, Founder of Mothers Out Front
Escalation Summer Wrap-up
More than a Dozen Faith Leaders Stage Mass Grave in West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline Trenches West Roxbury, June 29, 2016 More than a dozen Faith leaders across traditions, including Tim Dechristopher & Karenna Gore, joined with others to lay at the bottom of a trench dug for the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline today.
55 people total were arrested for sitting in and lying down to block construction of the project. The event culminated in a mass graves action where a large wave of people entered the trench, eight of whom laid down next to the pipeline. They lay motionless, as if dead, to show the connection between the fracked gas pipeline trench and the mass graves that were dug in Pakistan in anticipation of a large death toll from climate-induced heat waves.