My name is Michael G. Bucci; I live in New York City. I am married to a wonderful woman. I work as an affordable housing developer, helping community-based non-profit organizations, like Habitat for Humanity, develop affordable housing and supportive services for low income folks, many of whom have been homeless and are persons with special needs, such as victims of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, the elderly, mentally disabled and folks recovering from addictions. I have been doing this work for over 35 years and have developed about 2,300 units of affordable housing. I was also a Jesuit for 9 and 1/2 years studying to be a catholic priest.
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What did you do?
I entered the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline trench to stop construction of a high-pressure methane gas
Why did you do it?
The extraction, storage and transport of fracked gas/methane is extremely harmful to all life, adding significantly to the dangerous accumulation of greenhouse gas emissions that are harmful to the environment, causing overheating of the living planet and extreme hardship for humans and all living creatures.
Why did you oppose the West Roxbury pipeline?
I wanted to support the efforts of community members blockading the WRLP in MA. I was part of a citizen’s group in Westchester County, NY, where hundreds of folks conducted a three-year campaign to stop the construction of Spectra/Enbridge Energy’s dangerous high pressure AIM pipeline, running under the beautiful Hudson River, and 105 feet from the faulty Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant which places over 10 million people in harm’s way.