#62: March to Stop the Pipeline


On March 17-20, 2016, I joined several hundred people marching along the proposed Kinder-Morgan/NED pipeline route. It was about 50 miles, from Windsor, MA, to Northfield, MA, both towns where compressor stations are proposed. The walk was stunningly organized by Sugar Shack Alliance (http://www.sugarshackalliance.org).

People along the way joined and fed and housed the walk, and organized special events. In this show, you’ll hear Will Elwell talking about a cabin he built in the middle of the proposed pipeline route; Josh Fox talking about his latest film, loving the things climate can’t change; Rep Steve Kulik sharing Kinder-Morgan stories as he has witnessed in the legislature; Dragonfly, one of the members of the “Rev Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir” making up songs as we walk; Lisa McLaughlin talking about Native American sacred sites along the proposed route; Leigh Youngblood of Mt Grace Land Trust reading a list of Article 97 protected conservation lands that the pipeline would go through from Pittsfield to Dracut; Carolyn Shores Ness of the Deerfield selectboard explaining how Deerfield has been able to defend their town from a proposed compressor station; Moonlight Davis of Irving singing a pipeline original…and other voices.

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