Flood Boston Debuts “RESPECT AND RESISTANCE,” Climate Theater connecting State Street and Spectra

MEDIA ADVISORY                                          December 16, 2014

Contact info: Mark Files Schwaller, Flood Boston, 857-222-9630, mark@melodeego.com

FLOOD BOSTON DEBUTS “RESPECT AND RESISTANCE,” A CLIMATE THEATER PIECE TO CONNECT STATE STREET CORPORATION AND SPECTRA ENERGY

On December 18th, citizens from across Massachusetts will be performing a piece of climate theater to debunk the myths of natural gas as perpetuated by the fossil fuel industry. We will expose State Street Corporation’s investments in Spectra Energy as a driver of runaway climate change. This action is part of the “Week of Respect and Resistance,” a New England-wide campaign against Spectra Energy’s proposed expansion of the “Algonquin” gas pipeline (“AIgonquin” Incremental Market Expansion, or AIM).

The AIM Expansion locks New England into a future of fossil fuel dependence, and directly impacts the safety of Boston communities (running right through West Roxbury). We call on State Street Corporation to divest their holdings of Spectra Energy, and all other extreme energy projects. Spectra Energy is one of the largest natural gas processing, storage, and distribution companies in the United States. State Street Corporation, based right here in Boston, is the second largest shareholder in Spectra Energy, as well as the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline in Massachusetts.

WHAT:

A creative performance at the international State Street Corporation headquarters

WHEN AND WHERE:

Thursday, December 18th at 4:00pm at State Street Corporation (1 Lincoln Street, Boston)

We will be meeting at Chinatown Park at 3:00pm before heading to the plaza at the intersection of Essex and Lincoln.

VISUALS: Activists will bring colorful puppets and banners to perform a cantahistoria-inspired climate theater piece.

LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:

Flood Boston website: https://floodboston.wordpress.com/

FANG website: http://www.FANGtogether.org

LIVE COVERAGE OF ACTIONS IN THE WEEK OF RESPECT AND RESISTANCE

@FANG_Together

@jwolcottbillman

@FloodBoston

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