BEAT learned early about the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposal to build a natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts from Richmond to Dracut. We were the first to speak out publicly, and have met with local, county, state, and federal representatives, and have consulted with state and national environmental and legal organizations. We believe that there is no need for this pipeline, that most of the natural gas coming through this pipeline will be exported to Europe and/or Asia, and that there are safer, greener, and less costly alternatives that are being ignored by industry and industry-friendly regulators.
Thank you all for helping cleanup the river again this year! BEAT partnered with the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) to organize several Housatonic River cleanups for 2013. Two of the […]
[youtube_sc url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGTiJYez2OA" border="1" color="white" modestbranding="1" autohide="1" fs="1" rel="0"] BEAT was one of many partners who came together, lead by Julia Blatt of Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, to organize three Improving Stream […]
Connecting for Wildlife, funded by the William P Wharton Trust, strives to improve habitat connectivity and motorist safety in Western Massachusetts.
On Sunday, June 2, at 3pm, The First Church of Pittsfield hosted an afternoon of blues, jazz, rock and soul music to benefit Berkshire Environmental Action Team. The performance by […]
Wetlands are valuable resources, and one of the most useful tools we have for protecting those resources is the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Here is a tutorial to help you understand this important law.
Pressure from BEAT has resulted in the state updating its stormwater calculations in accord with climate change. This will make all of our road crossings safer during and after storms. Massachusetts was the 50th state to update these calculations.
As part of its campaign to evade its responsibility to clean its PCBs from the Housatonic River, GE has been arguing for years that any remediation of vernal pools would […]
Puppets are a great way to engage people in learning about our water and how to keep it clean. BEAT has teamed up with Dr. Augies under a grant […]
What’s the real scoop on the claims being made by GE in its attempt to avoid its responsibility?
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