Walpole

 No Walpole Gas Pipeline

Resolution passed at the Walpole Town Meeting May 2, 2016.

On April 12th, 2016,  at the Walpole Board of Selectmen, after a Spectra presentation and question and answer period, proposed and passed two motions against the Access Northeast pipeline!

The wording of the motions are as follows:

MOTION moved that the Board of Selectmen strongly oppose any pipeline development within a 400-foot radius of any Town Well, as the siting of the pipeline in such close proximity to the Town’s water supply would propose an unacceptable threat to public health as the contamination of the Town’s drinking water supply would create incalculable damage to the public health, the natural environment and the built environment.  It is simply unacceptable and any new pipeline must be routed as far as possible from drinking water wells and other drinking water sources.
PASSED: 4 YES, 0 NO, 1 ABSTENTION
MOTION that the Board of Selectmen votes to endorse the analysis and position of Attorney General Healey, as supported by the Regional Electric Reliability Options study, which concluded that new gas pipelines are not needed “to keep the lights on” and that, to the contrary, the region can maintain energy reliability through 2030 without any new gas pipelines; and furthermore, there are cheaper, less carbon-intensive options, than a new pipeline, better options such as energy efficiency and demand response, all less costly and less risk-intensive.

PASSED: 3 YES, 1 NO, 1 ABSTENTION

FIRST VICTORY ON THE Q1 LOOP!  CONGRATULATIONS, WALPOLE!

To connect with other people in the Town of Walpole or ask questions, contact walpole@nospectrama.org

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