Past Event: Stop the Pipeline Rally

On Saturday, April 23,from  9:00 AM – Noon, join many Waylanders, among them the minister and many members of First Parish, in a mass mobilization to march against the construction of a dangerous and unnecessary fracked gas pipeline in West Roxbury.

There are many carpools leaving from Wayland: be behind the Wayland Town Building before 8am, or contact Molly Faulkner at or Sabine von Mering at

Starts at 9 am in West Roxbury: Rally at Draper Playground, 5279 Washington St, West Roxbury

then March to Pipeline Construction Site

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The day starts at 9:00 AM with an Interfaith blessing and will continue with a march to where the pipeline is being laid in the street. For those who feel called, there may be opportunities for non-violent civil disobedience to shut down construction of the pipeline, but attending a pre-training is required.
What are these pipelines and why do many oppose them?
The proposed Kinder/Morgan/TCP line is a 350 mile 36” high pressure gas pipeline extending from Pennsylvania to eastern Massachusetts. With its PA to NY leg (called the “Supply Path”) and NY to MA leg (called the “Market Path”) NED would be bringing gas from the fracking fields of PA  through to the eastern hub in Dracut, MA, with a direct connection to the Maritimes and Spectra Energy, one of the country’s largest fossil fuel companies, is trying to expand a network of gas pipelines that runs from the shale fields of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia through New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts to Canada. There are three expansion projects in the works; one, the Algonquin Incremental Expansion, includes the West Roxbury Lateral, which many UUs will demonstrate against on April 23. Moreover, metro Boston’s aging gas lines (including those in Wayland) are leaking huge amounts of methane, contributing to climate change and to shade tree die-offs. The gas industry should attend first to. If you’re interested in carpooling (or using your music, art and banner making skills) please write to Molly Faulkner,

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