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‘Unique in Nature’ art exhibit comes to Center for Peace Through Culture

“We’re finding ways to connect with our communities,” Center Executive Director Melanie McCarthy told The Berkshire Edge. “Having an open call for an art exhibit is a way to bring in new audiences, but also to support developing artists."

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Handcraft Fair; ‘Under Pressure’ screening; Cedric Watson at Dewey Hall; ‘Three Gentlemen of Vienna’; free children’s books

Created by the class of 2019 at Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, “Under Pressure” covers the September 2018 Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas explosions and the natural gas industry in Massachusetts and nationally.

Egremont Green News: Climate activism rising all around us

You don’t have to look far for organizations pushing for solutions—there are lots of exciting opportunities to engage.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Art of Fugue’ at the Mahaiwe; Posh Picnic at Tanglewood; wild foods at Green Drinks; Ascher on Russian Jewish immigrants;...

Along with Elizabeth Orenstein, Rosemary Wessel will lead an interactive conversation and demonstration of how to use invasive plant species and common weeds as food.

Pipeline protesters to paddle Spectacle Pond in ‘flotilla action’ to resist fossil fuels

“Through our presence, we will bear witness to the beauty of Spectacle Pond, protest its despoilment, and resist the fossil fuel industry’s continued degradation of our precious collective resources for private profit.” -- Sugar Shack Alliance

Connecticut Expansion Pipeline: Don’t blame the company

Following nearly four years of struggle against a powerful company (Kinder Morgan and its subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline) backed by laws and a Federal commission, it seems that now is an appropriate point to judge performances of the various participants and agencies that could have made more of a difference to avoid this calamity.

FERC asked to revoke permit for pipeline through Otis State Forest

Congressman Richard Neal has demanded that decisions made by FERC regarding the Connecticut Expansion Project be deferred until a quorum of FERC commissioners is reached and all vacant FERC commissioner seats are filled: “It is my belief that the rehearing [on the permit] should occur before a single tree is cleared and construction on this project commences.”

News Briefs: Ceremonial sites in pipeline path; Helen Moon announces candidacy for City Council, Ward 1

According to deputy tribal historic preservation officer Doug Harris, one-third of the ceremonial stone landscapes will be disturbed or destroyed during the construction of the pipeline.

FERC to Kinder Morgan: ‘Sandisfield pipeline? Not so fast.’

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is now requiring, among other things, clarification “that Tennessee would not fell trees in areas where it has not obtained an easement or purchase of property…including lands protected under Article 97 of the Massachusetts State Constitution.” “This is very exciting news. While very few people see the need for this gas line, all that we have ever asked of Kinder Morgan and FERC is to follow the process, be open and be fair to this beautiful community of 800 residents." -- State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli

B.E.A.T., guardians of the (Berkshire) environment

No Fracked Gas in Mass is a relatively recently initiated B.E.A.T. program. Organized by Rose Wessel, it opposes the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Bits & Bytes: Maggie Meiners photographs; CATA art show; walk to stop the NED pipeline; Fairview donates to People’s Pantry; BTCF winter grants

Fairview Hospital has donated $1,500 to the People’s Pantry. The gift was made possible by proceeds from the Fairview’s annual Monster Dash 5k walk/run.

Pipeline approval may be in doubt as foes send barrage of comments to FERC

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has extended the deadline for commenting and for intervening as a party to the proceedings to January 15 at 5 p.m. Intervener status allows full participation in hearings on Northeast Direct (NED), including cross-examination and the submission of briefs.

Bits & Bytes: Ramsdell Library Sunday hours; anti-pipeline concert fundraiser; 2016 Farm Awards

The 11-week program at Ramsdell Library will include regular library services as well as special events such as films, workshops, book discussions and readings.

EDGE WISE: The future is ours to create…or destroy

Can anyone doubt that climate change is real and upon us, already melting the glaciers, acidifying the oceans, and setting off droughts, floods and storms of Biblical proportions? The question is, now that we are aware, what are we to do?

State delays release of controversial review of future state energy needs

The study did not consider the impact of pipeline investments on Massachusetts’s long-term reliance on natural gas, nor did it consider these investments’ potential displacement of alternative energy sources. Environmental impacts of pipeline siting and construction and of natural gas extraction were also not considered.

Eye on the Pipelines: Opposition gathers to network of natural gas pipelines from the ‘fracking’ fields

The pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan would add more than 15 times the expected growth rate in natural gas consumption in New England. This pipeline is providing natural gas for export.
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