Letter to the Editor: Information session to be held regarding gas pipeline

To the Editor:

The information session (Dec 14th) concerning the proposed high-pressure gas pipeline to run through Grafton, Shrewsbury, and six other towns included announcement of a subsequent session to take place Wednesday January 11th  at 7:00pm. We are grateful to the Unitarian Universalist Society at 3 Grafton Common (next to the red-brick old Town Hall) for providing the venue and urge all interested and concerned residents of Grafton and Shrewsbury to attend.

We thank the December presenters, Carolyn and Rand Barthel of the organization 350 MA, for providing abundant substantiation to counter the company’s claim that the pipeline is needed to provide additional power to generate electricity. The path through Grafton and Shrewsbury would be used solely for the purpose of gas transmission elsewhere. We also thank the many residents who took the time to attend during the busy holiday season. Together we learned how and why the pipeline would put our health and safety at risk, lower property values, contribute no revenue or jobs to our local economy, and cause long-term environmental damage.

The path of this proposed pipeline includes eight towns between Medway and West. Boylston. Interestingly enough, it is Upton, our immediate neighbor to the south that has been most proactive to date in its opposition.

At the upcoming January 11th session, a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation by a member of “Sustainable Upton” will be followed by a discussion of the concrete “next steps” to be taken. One’s involvement can range from “just want to learn and be kept informed” to engagement in any of the “next step” actions under discussion.



Carol Sotiropoulos


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