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Power researcher w/ @twittlesis // Write on labor + other stuff // Teach a little history // Views are my own.
Mar 14, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
The Koch donor network - made up of billionaires + pro-corporate zealots - is going hard after Minneapolis eductors + teachers who are striking just so that their students + schools can get the resources they need + educators can live decently. The Center of the American Experiment (see previous tweet) is an affiliate of the State Policy Network, a national federation of rightwing think-tanks that pushes tax cuts for oligarchs + and is funded by the Koch-donor network.…
Jun 23, 2019 7 tweets 7 min read
THREAD: Trying to think of the top 5 conflicts/issues/scandals around the #Weymouth compressor station.

Not sure if 5 slots is enough. This thing is a real mess.

But here’s a go at it.

@FRRACS_MA @MothersOutFront @nathanpboston 5/ MA Gov. Charlie Baker has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from entities tied to and/or pushing Weymouth - lobbyists, corporations, banks, etc.

May 14, 2019 15 tweets 8 min read
1/ The Massachusetts DEP is holding a hearing tomorrow on a permit for the Weymouth compressor station - which has faced intense opposition from groups like @MothersOutFront & @FRRACS_MA.

Their efforts to stop the compressor station are gaining momentum.… 2/ MA Gov Charlie Baker can stop the compressor station. And residents have made clear the health concerns around it - not to mention that the larger fracked gas export infrastructure it's part of will lock in new CO2 emissions for decades to come.…