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Stop the Spectra Pipeline: Direct Action Training

Posted 10 years ago on July 21, 2012, 6:26 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Where: Gather at Prospect Park Bandshell
Nearby trains: 1,2, Q, Franklin Avenue Shuttle
When: Sunday, July 22nd (tomorrow), from noon to 2.
Training will start on time, so please be prompt.

New Yorkers have had enough! Politicians and regulators have ignored our vocal opposition to the New York-New Jersey Expansion Project (Spectra pipeline). This pipeline will make New York dependent on hydro-fracked natural gas, create a serious safety hazard for New Yorkers living near the pipeline, and create a health risk by transporting gas with 70 times more radioactive radon than the gas New York currently uses. But we still have recourse to one tried and true method to halt construction: non-violent direct action.

This Sunday, July 22nd, join us in Prospect Park for a direct action training organized by OWS Environmental Solidarity. Trainers Goose & Jordan, of Hudson Valley Earth First!, will share the concrete skills needed to effectively halt construction, including blockades, soft-and hard-locks, police and worker outreach, media, and more.

NOTE: There will be a variety of roles involved in this training, including ones for people who do not feel comfortable being arrested. No one will be asked to do anything they don’t feel comfortable with. This is just a training, not the action itself. No one will be risking arrest by participating. Any risks will be made clear to people taking part in any eventual action.

More detailed information on why thousands of New Yorkers are resisting the pipeline here: http://saneenergyproject.org/2012/04/19/why-not-the-pipeline/



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[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 10 years ago

Hello friend, Nice to see you.


[-] 5 points by brightonsage (4494) 10 years ago

The Enbridge pipeline incident gives insight into what can and did happen.

For starters, NTSB investigators said, Enbridge knew that its pipeline had been damaged five years before the spill. When the spill actually occurred, investigators said, the company's response was, in short, "poor."


[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

Please I pray that you are the catalyst that will wake up society and the world that this can not be allowed to happen as it is another step towards the death of Humanity. A slow death - this through poisoning the environment and creation of toxic ground water.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 10 years ago

Agree. Time is running out. Still hoping that Cuomo will grow some nuts.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

Well - I don't think that is the problem - these people are insane - nuts - if they can not see what they are gonna do to the environment.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 10 years ago

Yes, the frackers are insane.

[-] 4 points by Bighead1883 (285) 10 years ago

Yes protest loudly because silence is seen as apathy by the 1%.Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

Spectra protesters - watch and share this video.


I have put it out on twitter and I think everyone who has an account should do the same as each account is different - different group and individuals followed and different groups and individuals following.

[-] -2 points by opposed (-2) 10 years ago

but natural gas is cheaper and cleaner than coal and oil and the money doesnt go to regimes who oppress women

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago


For one thing the cost is unimaginable when you consider the fact of the pollution/poisoning it causes in the environment due to how it is extracted.

For another I don't believe fossil fuel is for people any people - they are just for profits.

[-] 3 points by proudofOKC (361) 10 years ago

Do your research on how natural gas is extracted and how that affects the environment. Oh and get ready to light your sink water on fire.

I'm from Oklahoma. You'd be hard-pressed to find a place that has more potential for solar and wind energy. Instead we've got smiling faces on TV telling us how their job is green and they work for a natural gas company.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

(R)epelican'ts don't make a dime on fracking?

I find that doubtful.