Take Action Against Biomass

Urge Governor Baker to Sign the Climate Bill Now!  

The Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy (S.2995) is on the verge of approval. The 2019-2020 Legislature is in session today (Tuesday, January 5) until midnight.  Urge the Governor to sign S.2995, the new climate bill today! 

Call Governor Baker’s Constituent Services Main Office: (617) 725-4005
Email him at https://www.mass.gov/forms/email-the-governors-office

Reach Out to Your State Legislators

Send a thank you note to your state representatives and tell them there’s more that they can do!

Also, call or email your state Senator and Representative, THANK THEM for hearing our concerns about biomass energy, and urge them to join us in opposing Governor Baker’s RPS rule changes, which would roll back Massachusetts stringent biomass standards and allow inefficient wood-burning electric plants like the one proposed in Springfield to rake in $millions in renewable energy subsidies. 

Click here to find your state representatives

Contact the TUE Committee Co-Chairs

Representative Thomas Golden and Senator Mike Barrett are co-chairs of the powerful Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) Committee, which is rushing to approve the new RPS rules. Call or email Representative Golden and Senator Barrett and urge them and the rest of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) to:

  1. Hold a public hearing on these regulations and seek more input from the communities disproportionately affected that will have to deal with the damaging results of the pollution that a biomass plant to be built in Springfield will have on them.
  2. Examine the scientific basis for introducing the new regulations into the effort to fight climate change.

Senator: Michael Barrett
Phone #:
617-722-1572
Email:
mike.Barrett@masenate.gov

Representative: Thomas Golden
Phone #: 617-722-2263
Email:thomas.golden@mahouse.gov

Post On Social Media

Here are a few templates you can use to post on social media! Please personalize them to fit your voice and reflect your stake in this!

  1. The dangers of burning biomass have just been acknowledged in the MA climate bill, so why does the Baker Administration want to LOOSEN state’s biomass rules and spend our clean energy tax dollars on this polluting energy source? We have a short time to stop it. 
  1. The MA Legislature did the right thing to acknowledge the dangers of biomass in its Climate Bill, but now the Baker  plans to quietly loosen its own rules to incentivize polluting biomass energy plants. We have a short window to stop them.
  1. Thank you to the MA Legislature for ordering a study on biomass impacts and acknowledging the danger of biomass in the Climate Bill. The Baker Administration needs to stop trying to claim these polluters are clean energy options.  

Target your messages towards the following people:

@MassGovernor

@BarrettSenate

@MarcRPacheco

@Tomtipagolden

@CarolynDykema

#BakerNoBiomass

Call Your Friends and Family in Massachusetts

Call your friends and family in Massachusetts to introduce them to the issue of biomass, the RPS standards, and the proposed Palmer biomass energy plant in Springfield. Ask them to join you in taking the action steps on this page to fight back against biomass!

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