Congrats to Keri for what sounded like a successful anti-LNG rally with Senator Kerry.
The turnout sounded good for a rainy Monday afternoon. Your humble slacker author had to listen to it on the radio as “core office hours” are a hot topic around here lately.
It’s great to have John Kerry’s support. He gave a clear statement from Kerry that he’s against it, and against the policies that allowed this siting. Impressively, he did it right in front of Weaver’s Cove. Predictable anti-Kerry voices set up straw expectations, as if only one specific magical announcement is acceptable. They followed the rally with whining that he didn’t reveal some new mystery initiative that would have gotten national TV. But we just got a US Senator to stand on Weaver’s Cove LNG’s property and denounce the project. That’s undeniably big.
But rather than gripe about how local Republican mouthpieces use Kerry’s support as an opportunity to bash Kerry, I’ll say that things are looking up in the fight against LNG. I think the fight is far from won, but the opponents have built momentum. With our delegation doing things like stopping Republican attempts to take the old Brightman Street Bridge down, we’re finally seeing the kind of support we need.