Congratulations to all the people and organizations who joined together to fight back against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline!
Kinder Morgan's decision to suspend the Tennessee Gas Pipeline is an enormous victory for the land and the people of Massachusetts!
The people of Massachusetts have made many deliberate investments in land conservation: to supply clean air and water, to protect wildlife habitat and biodiversity, to sustain working farms and forests, to provide the public with opportunities for recreation, and to secure our quintessentially scenic New England landscape. With the defeat of this unnecessary, environmentally detrimental, pipeline, these investments must now be allowed to continue to provide returns to our quality of life and economic vitality, as intended by the Commonwealth.
As a land trust, our mission is to protect farms, forests, wetlands, and waterways and to defend the integrity of protected land once it has been conserved. Mount Grace adamantly opposes compromising public or private conservation land. You can learn more at: massplan.org, nofrackedgasinmass.org, the New York Times, and the Conservation Law Foundation.
You can hear Leigh Youngblood speaking at the Greenfield FERC rally by clicking the image above, or download more information at the bottom of the page. You can also watch Cows Against the Pipeline by clicking the protesting cow!
Downloads below include an important legal memo from Michael Pill on landowner rights, Mount Grace statements on the pipeline siting process, lists of protected land on the proposed pipeline route, and legislators representing towns affected by the pipeline. You can find legislator contact information at www.malegislature.gov/people/search.
You can order Article 97 T-shirts ($25, specify m/f and preferred size) to help fight the pipeline by clicking the T-shirt picture.