“...tell themthat we don’t want to leavewe’ve never wanted to leaveand that weare nothing without our islands”— Kathy Jetnil-KijinerThis passage from a poem entitled “Tell Them” is about the effects of global warming on the Marshall Islands. It talks...
"The proposed RPS rewrite is a betrayal of climate science, forest protection, and the intent of the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act. If the Department of Energy Resource’s proposed rollback of our science-based regulations is allowed to occur, it will tarnish Massachusetts’ reputation as a climate leader and thwart broad-based and critical efforts to protect our climate, our forests, and our future." ~ Mary S. Booth
LOCATION CHANGE FOR Thu MAY 16 UMass: different building: The Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) wishes to notify stakeholders that the location of tomorrow’s public hearing on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II Regulations on May 16th has been moved on the UMass Amherst campus from the Olver Design Building to the following location:
Location: UMass Amherst, Integrated Science Building, Room 221
661 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
Date: May 16, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 PM
House Bill H2810 does three things. It establishes a carbon fee for Massachusetts. It returns most of the revenues from that fee to Massachusetts households and businesses.And it invests the remainder in local renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, clean transportation, and resilience projects...
Learn about the Great Neighborhoods legislation, the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and networking events like TODrinks. Connect with your neighbors that care about affordable housing, transportation, biking, walking and environmental stewardship.
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It is our duty as a generation to push against the limits of the possible and protect as many lives as we can from disasters that can be prevented.
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