Stop Project Maple: Protest Enbridge 

What is Project Maple?

Project Maple is a major expansion being proposed by Enbridge to their fracked-gas pipeline that runs from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Enbridge is seeking to increase capacity of this line by up to 500,000 Dekatherms/day at the Ramapo, NY receipt point, and up to 250,000 Dekatherms/day at the Salem, MA receipt point.

This fracked-gas would be both for use on the electrical grid in New England and for “end users,” which likely means this gas is destined for export.

Why Stop Project Maple?

Fracked-gas hurts communities along its whole life cycle. From the shale fields in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia where fracking poisons the air, land, and water, to the communities along the pipeline route who breathe in toxic emissions from compressor stations and live in constant fear of a devastating pipeline accident, to homes where fracked-gas from cooking causes harmful indoor air pollution.

Moreover, the extraction, transportation, and burning of fossil fuels like fracked-gas is leading to catastrophic climate change. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change analysis estimated that methane’s potential contribution to global warming is more than 81 times that of an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide when impacts are measured over 20 years. In order to avert the worst of climate change, existing fracked-gas infrastructure must be shut down – not expanded.

How Can I Get Involved?

Join Connecticut’s Non-profit Accountability Group NAG and the NAACP Environmental Justice Committee on Friday, November 17 at 3:30 PM for a public rally and protest to call for the end of Project Maple. See the flyer below.