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To prevent catastrophic climate change, we need to stop using almost all fossil fuels worldwide by 2050. Here in Massachusetts, we need to take the lead by stopping the development of all new fossil fuel infrastructure. This includes the use of fracked gas, which has been falsely advertised as a clean and natural “bridge fuel” for addressing climate changeUnfortunately, the fossil fuel industry is trying to expand gas development in Massachusetts and even preparing to export gas from our state. All the proposed projects are linked, and stopping them is imperative. As a national leader in climate and energy policy, and as a hub for brilliant innovations in clean energy development, Massachusetts is poised to take on this ambitious mission.

We are currently focused on stopping three projects in particular: the proposed Kinder Morgan Gas Pipeline (also known as the Tennessee Gas Pipeline or the Northeast Energy Direct [NED] Project and Connecticut Expansion), the proposed Footprint gas plant in Salem, and the proposed expansion of Spectra gas pipeline (also known as the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline project). Other projects may also be included as the need arises.

We will also working to promote renewables, energy efficiency and conservation and fix gas leaks in order to reduce or eliminate the need for fossil fuel-based energyTo accomplish our goals, we are working with others towards building a broad-based coalition. We are already working closely with No Fracked Gas in MassMassPLAN, and others. For more information about these, check out the statewide 350Mass site.

 

Photo copyright Rene Theberge 2014

Explainer: why we need people to sign up for PLAN this week; time is of the essence

Rosemary Wessel  is the founder of No Fracked Gas in Mass.  Here she explains why PLAN (Pipe Line Awareness Network for the Northeast) needs people to sign on as members today. ————– One of the seldom discussed steps in pipeline proposal approvals is the application for approval of contracts between the pipeline company and their …

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Governors’ Energy Summit – Call for RenewableEnergy Future

PRESS RELEASE FOR RALLY TODAY, APRIL 23 2015 For Immediate Release April 23rd at 11AM Claire Miller, Toxics Action Center, 781-775-1429, claire@toxicsaction.org Cathy Kristofferson, StopNED, 978-204-3940, info@stopned.org Jen Siskind, Food and Water Watch 860-918-0859, jsiskind@fwwlocal.org Linda Haley, 350Mass & Healthlink, dansmagik@comcast.net Martha Klein, 350CT & Connecticut Chapter Sierra Club (860) 542-5225, mkleinrn@aol.com   43 Groups …

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Renewable Energy Powering Local Self-Reliance: Case Studies from Germany by Andrew Dey

Renewable Energy Powering Local Self-Reliance: Case Studies from Germany Slide presentation by Andrew Dey.   On April 21, Climate Action Now sponsored a fascinating talk and slideshow by Andrew Dey, who spent a year in Germany researching BioEnergy villages. Click here to view the slides.                     …

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STAND UP FOR SOLAR! Lobby at the Statehouse Tuesday, April 7

STAND UP FOR SOLAR!Lobby at the Statehouse Tuesday, April 7   10am to 2pmSupporting H2852/SD1616:An Act Relative to Net Metering, Community Shared Solar and Energy Storage Solar energy has had great success in the Commonwealth, but it needs to grow exponentially to wean us from a fossil-fuel future.  Right now, the utility companies are acting to …

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CLEAN ENERGY PETITION TO GOVERNOR BAKER

CLEAN ENERGY PETITION TO GOVERNOR BAKER Everyone, please sign this ASAP!   Urge Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to implement key policies regarding energy policy, natural gas, and slowing climate change. Governor Baker is aggressively promoting natural-gas pipeline expansion for Massachusetts and New England. He is also championing statewide or regional tariffs on electric ratepayers to …

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Letter To Stan Rosenberg re: alternatives to KM Pipeline

April 2015 Letter to Stan Rosenberg re: Kinder-Morgan Pipeline LettterToRosenberg Includes With many attachments  

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Amherst Town Meeting Resolution

Amherst Town Meeting Resolution.

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Information is Power! The Tennessee Gas Pipeline and You. Greenfield Forum Apr 22.

Greenfield Community College Celebrates Earth Day April 22 with an Educational Forum: Information is Power – The Tennessee Gas Pipeline and You The forum will take place in the Greenfield Dining Commons from 7 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday April, 22, 2015. Light dessert refreshments will be served. In celebration of EARTH DAY, Wednesday …

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