A couple dozen activists packed the City Hall hearing room in Boston to oppose a new pipeline that forces the region to face the implications of its commitment to green energy.
Many people think that refugee status is conferred by war or persecution, but natural disasters also create refugees. Recent hurricanes, tropical storms, and vast fires force us to rethink who refugees are and how to handle them from around the world.
Even when dealing with a progressive legislator who knows the facts and figures, we need to increase the pressure to make the climate something they deal with daily.
Boston faces a historic moral choice: to increase fossil fuel use, which would lead to the city's destruction as well as problems for life on our planet, or to apply its lofty values to solving the carbon problem. The crux lies with a proposed 5,000-foot gas pipeline extension.