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Multi-State Residents Coordinate Week Of Action Against Spectra Pipeline

Grassroots groups from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are hosting a “Week of Respect and Resistance” to oppose Spectra’s Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline expansion.
Grassroots groups from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are hosting a “Week of Respect and Resistance” to oppose Spectra’s Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline expansion. Photo Credit: File

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Grassroots groups from along the proposed route for Spectra’s Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline expansion, which cuts through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, have joined together to host a “Week of Respect and Resistance” with actions from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19 in opposition to the project.

The actions are planned in anticipation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's release of the project's final environmental impact statement around Dec. 19. The week of action will target local, state and federal legislators and government agencies that have direct roles in the project's approval.

“We are calling this a Week of Respect and Resistance: respect, because it's important to honor the other struggles for justice that have come before us and those that are taking place right now around the world," said Fighting Against Natural Gas organizer Nick Katkevich.

"It's also time for Spectra and our elected officials to respect our power and respect our desire to see a world powered by community-owned renewable energy. Resistance means that if this project is approved by FERC, our resistance will only escalate,” Katkevich said.

The New York and Connecticut action will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, outside of Danbury Green Shopping Center at 113 Mill Plain Road in Danbury.

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