O'Connor seeks Williamstown selectmen action opposing Kinder Morgan pipeline after lawyer's talk
resident and anti-pipeline activist Anne O'Connor advised that experienced
environmental attorney and blog correspondent Mary Douglas spoke on the
proposed Kinder Morgan natural-gas pipeline through Berkshire County.
Her public talk was Thursday, Dec. 4 at Williams College. Her talk was
entitled: "Pipeline Politics in the Berkshires: The Kinder Morgan
Natural Gas Project."
After the talk, O'Connor reports: "Some friends and I have decided to ask our Board
of Selectmen to issue a Resolution Opposing the Tennessee Gas Pipeline and
Championing Sustainable Energy, in solidarity with the many Massachusetts towns
that would be affected by the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline. This would be
along the lines of the resolutions passed by Pittsfield, North Adams and even
towns that are not directly affected, like Northampton." She continues:
"To that end, we are gathering signatures to show the townspeople support
such a resolution."
Mary Stewart Douglas is the Washington correspondent for the
Berkshire Edge online daily newspaper. She is an environmental lawyer who
has worked at the Environmental Protection Agency, private firms, and, most
recently, with an association representing the state and local administrators
of the Clean Air Act. Mary holds degrees from Smith College and Hastings
College of the Law.The talk was organized by the Center for Environmental
Studies at Williams.