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Fracking Fight Comes to Western Mass

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB)– College students biked 400 miles to protest potential fracking in the Pioneer Valley.

Four teams of Climate Summer riders started riding their bikes from northern New Hampshire to Lowell and then they went their separate ways to different parts of the state with one of those teams riding to Western Massachusetts.

They say by the end of the summer when they meet up at the Cape they will ride over 1200 miles.

Rider Matt Menezes said, “It’s been a real challenge. We sleep on church basements. We have a six dollar a day food budget, we bike everywhere we go.”

He says it’s important for people to know about the danger of fracking if it comes to Western Mass and they support Representative Peter Kocut (D-Northampton) and his fight against fracking.

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