Currently in Boston — September 8th, 2022
Clouds where the dominant weather feature earlier today and will continue to be present overnight as temperatures fall back to the 50s for great sleeping weather. Thursday starts with some cloudiness but the sun will take over as temperatures reach back into the 70s for a very nice day. Humidity levels will also be comfortable. The beautiful weather is going to continue Friday and into the weekend along with a warming trend. Temperatures Friday will be 75 to 80 coolest along the coastline. For the weekend most areas will be in the lower 80s along with some humidity but nothing oppressive.
What you need to know, currently.
Anti-pipeline activists will converge in Washington D.C. this Thursday in an effort to convince lawmakers to halt the Mountain Valley Pipeline — a pet project of Senator Joe Manchin, that was revived as part of the deal brokered to pass the Inflation Reduction Act.
The methane pipeline would cross 303 miles of mountainous, landslide-prone terrain and pass through several areas where a potential accident could severely affect residents’ drinking water. Landslides are a relatively common cause of pipeline explosions in Appalachia and building regulations are lax.
"No one is really saying, ‘We’ve looked at this and this line is safe,’" Rick Kuprewicz, a chemical engineer who worked on pipelines before going into safety consulting, told E&E News in 2019. "The system favors rushing."
Click here to tell your representatives to block the Mountain Valley Pipeline
What you can do, currently.
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