If legislators ask, here is where the bills currently are:
50% clean energy by 2030 (H2700 and S1876, in “TUE” or Energy Committee) - There are many bills filed on the Renewable Portfolio Standard, our clean energy mandate. Ask your legislators to support at least 50% clean energy by 2030.
Environmental Justice (H2913 and S426, in Environment Committee) -
Solar for All ( H3396 and S1831, in “TUE” or Energy Committee) -
Reform the DPU and Prevent the Pipeline Tax (H3400 and S1847, In “TUE” or Energy Committee)
Implementing the Global Warming Solution Act (H2149 and S479 , In the Senate Climate Change committee)
Baker’s Record on on Climate Action and Consumer Protection January 13, 2018 By joelwool 3 Comments Charlie Baker didn’t run for governor on a platform of consumer protection or climate action. But now that he thinks climate change is real and man-made, he talks a lot about his administration’...
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Why are so many news orgs, including @nytimes, not splashing this story on their front pages? NYC declared war on the richest industry on earth today, in the financial capital of the world. That's a tad more significant than Bannon's crashing career! https://t.co/tJFwd60jYD
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CALL FOR THE SHUTDOWN OF THE CONNECTICUT EXPANSION PIPELINE!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 AT NOON
TENNESEE GAS HEADQUARTERS
1615 Suffield St, Agawam, MA
Meet at the Shopping Plaza (Geissler's Supermarket) on the right just before the 2 Silos. We will be to the left in the plaza by the road at 11:30 a.m. We will shuttle to the driveway due to snow.
WHY ARE WE PROTESTING?
1) On November 20, 2017, a Kinder Morgan contractor illegally discharged 16,500 gallons of contaminated water at the Kinder Morgan/Tennesee Gas site in Agawam. Kinder Morgan did not report the discharge until November 27. The contaminated water, which had been used to test the pipeline, contained probable carcinogens and lead, and went into a cold water fisheries tributary of the Connecticut River. Senators Markey and Warren have written to the EPA and FERC demanding action.
2) On November 29, residents of Richmond, MA were terrified by a 40 minute"blowdown", i.e. a safety release valve relieving pressure from a gas buildup in the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
3) On December 5, 2017, a Kinder Morgan pipeline in Illinois exploded, killing two people and injuring two others. This could happen here!
Contact Priscilla Lynch at 413-522-5224 to RSVP or with questions.
Please bring signs.
No arrests are anticipated.
AMHERST — Hampshire College has moved to 100 percent solar energy on campus, which the college says is a first for a U.S. residential college.The announcement of the complete transition to solar comes after the utility company Eversource gave the...
Show Your Support For Water Protector Rabbit (Jake Renner)
Thursday, January 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Southern Berkshire District Court
9 Gilmore Avenue, Great Barrington, MA
(be there early to get a seat)
Rabbit (Jake Renner) will go before Judge Vrabel for a pre-trial hearing on January 11. He is facing criminal charges stemming from a Water Protectors action, where he was jumped and tased by 3 state police officers after he walked onto a temporary easement road. He is facing trespass, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest charges. Attorney Joe Zlatnik is representing him.
A strong show of support is important! Please come if you can!
The session starts at 9:00 a.m. It's best to be there by 8:45 a.m. to get a seat in the court room.
Bring signs for the press statement after the hearing.
The last time it was updated was 12/13. More recent?
Also, when you are contacting your legislator on the bills indicated be sure to mention that large scale wood biomass is NOT truly renewable in this time of climate chaos. See > www.recorder.com/my-turn-biomass-14769721
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation Date: Monday, January 8, 2018 Time: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst, MA Trainers: Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Adele Franks, and Lilly Lombard
Teens are uniquely positioned to lobby legislators on crucial climate legislation. When they face teens, legislators realize they are facing the future! You will learn the basics of our Massachusetts legislature – state government 101, the key political players, current climate-related bills – practice the best communication strategies for influencing one’s elected officials, and make a plan to lobby your representative. Be inspired by teen graduates of the training who have lobbied successfully and will assist you as peer mentors. Learn from Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, age 23, the youngest representative in the MA State House, who built his political campaign on the platform of transforming Massachusetts into a clean energy center for the world. We will serve a substantial, healthy, and delicious snack.
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Urges resolution to reduce carbon emissions As surely as the return of winter, apologists for the fossil fuel industry claim the recent extreme cold refutes the existence of climate change.This is despite the fact that 10 of the hottest years on...