Action alert: Thu June 4 – Northampton City Council will consider resolution concerning natural gas infrastructure

Supporters and speakers wanted.
On Thursday, June 4, the Northampton City Council will consider a resolution both condemning Columbia Gas’s new hookup moratorium in the city and requesting that Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Pipeline opponents be admitted as interveners in the Department of Public Utility hearing concerning the NED on June 11 in Greenfield.
Sponsored by Councilors Ryan O’Donnell, Alisa Klein, Bill Dwight & Jesse Adams, the resolution condemns the lack of transparency in imposing the moratorium which Columbia says is necessary to provide adequate capacity. Councilor O’Donnell has called the moratoria a form of economic blackmail.
The resolution calls for the DPU to “consider the project (NED) in the broader context of the Commonwealth’s energy future, which should encourage conservation, greater energy efficiency and renewable sources.”
Please come to speak out in support of the Resolution at 7 pm in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street on Thursday, June 4.