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Climate emergency. Act, please.
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ACTION ALERT  
Take Action Right Now to Stop Columbia Gas / Kinder Morgan!
 
Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline is back at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this time with their proposed pipeline & compressor station upgrade projects in Agawam, part of the Columbia Gas “Reliability Project”.  

We need everyone to file as an intervenor;  a free, easy, and effective action you can take at home. The more of us who act, the more we demonstrate the strength of our opposition. 

The intervention deadline at FERC is November 23rd at 5pm (the Friday after Thanksgiving).  

Thanks to PLAN-NE we have an easy to follow Intervention Guidance page.  Please go there right now and take action to help us stop the pipeline!  Here is the link:  http://ferc.plan-ne.org/
Thank you,State Senator-elect Jo Comerford!

IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
Here is the text of the petition by Sunrise Movement and JusticeDemocrats:
"We have 12 years to transform our economy and society to stop climate change. Democrats must put forward a plan to protect our planet, our communities, and our economy. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders in Congress have the power to create one.

But recent developments show the Democratic Party leadership has no intention of fighting for a real climate plan in the new Congress. With the UN’s recent climate report, the Democratic Party leadership’s position is tantamount to climate denial. The science is undisputed, we have the technology, and the public is overwhelmingly on the side of bold action on climate and jobs -- the only thing standing in the way of a livable future is the failure of political leadership.

Add your voice to ours. Tell Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leadership:

1. Champion a Green New Deal that would create millions of good jobs to transform society over the next decade to stop climate change. This means creating a committee tasked specifically to write policy on creating jobs and moving our country off fossil fuels over the designated 12 years that the IPCC has given us. Let’s protect the lives of all working people -- black, brown, and white -- from the ravages of disaster and pollution.

2. Mandate that any Democrat in leadership must take the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and reject campaign contributions from fossil fuel executives and lobbyists and prioritize the health of people and planet over industry profits. Oil and gas executives profit off a business model that's incompatible with the future of human civilization. It's time for the Democratic Party to reject their influence wholesale.

A rising generation of young people of all backgrounds just helped flip the House with a record turnout. We will no longer tolerate empty promises and words without action. We’re not expecting miracles -- we understand that the GOP is corrupted by dirty oil money and will stall us at every turn. We know that sweeping change isn’t possible until Trump is gone -- but we need to start laying the groundwork and put forward our vision for America now.

We’re asking Democrats to step up to the fight alongside us. And if they are unwilling, they should step aside and make way for new leadership that will."
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IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK? 
Here is the text of the petition by Sunrise Movement and JusticeDemocrats: 
We have 12 years to transform our economy and society to stop climate change. Democrats must put forward a plan to protect our planet, our communities, and our economy. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders in Congress have the power to create one.

But recent developments show the Democratic Party leadership has no intention of fighting for a real climate plan in the new Congress. With the UN’s recent climate report, the Democratic Party leadership’s position is tantamount to climate denial. The science is undisputed, we have the technology, and the public is overwhelmingly on the side of bold action on climate and jobs -- the only thing standing in the way of a livable future is the failure of political leadership.

Add your voice to ours. Tell Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leadership:

1. Champion a Green New Deal that would create millions of good jobs to transform society over the next decade to stop climate change. This means creating a committee tasked specifically to write policy on creating jobs and moving our country off fossil fuels over the designated 12 years that the IPCC has given us. Let’s protect the lives of all working people -- black, brown, and white -- from the ravages of disaster and pollution.

2. Mandate that any Democrat in leadership must take the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and reject campaign contributions from fossil fuel executives and lobbyists and prioritize the health of people and planet over industry profits. Oil and gas executives profit off a business model thats incompatible with the future of human civilization. Its time for the Democratic Party to reject their influence wholesale.

A rising generation of young people of all backgrounds just helped flip the House with a record turnout. We will no longer tolerate empty promises and words without action. We’re not expecting miracles -- we understand that the GOP is corrupted by dirty oil money and will stall us at every turn. We know that sweeping change isn’t possible until Trump is gone -- but we need to start laying the groundwork and put forward our vision for America now.

We’re asking Democrats to step up to the fight alongside us. And if they are unwilling, they should step aside and make way for new leadership that will.

 

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I don't think we can afford this division at this time. Discussion yes. We must stand untied to face down Fascism.

Seems like it's more of a push than division. Good explanation here www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/11/14/18094452/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-nancy-pelosi-prot...

The urgency is real

LEGISLATION TEAM MEETING Monday 11/12 7 PM
CARBON PRICING MEETING Tuesday 11/13 9 AM

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Legislation team meeting:
Mon Evening Nov 12 at 7 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, enter via Kellogg Street entrance.

Tentative agenda:
7 PM Upcoming legislative campaigns
Report back on Mass Power Forward and Mothers Out Front statewide priority processes

7:30 or 8 PM
Brainstorm - As residents of other area towns, help Amherst set up its first Energy and Sustainability Committee by sharing your experiences with yours.

We are hoping to hear how other towns have done with their energy committees, what we should include and avoid in Amherst's - with the goal of making it as effective as possible.

Please come and join the discussion.
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Carbon Pollution Pricing Group
Tuesday Morning Nov 13 at 9 am at Panera in Hadley

Over the last few months, things have come together that have increased our likelihood of passing carbon pollution pricing this term.
--- Mass Power Forward has established Carbon Pollution Pricing (CPP) as one of the three top priorities for next session
--- The Speaker has continued to show interest in CPP
--- More groups and individuals have signed on to work on passing CPP

However, it still will not be easy and will require significant coordinated effort and more groups and individuals to participate.

Our main two grassroots tasks through early February are:
1) to secure new house co-signers, primarily through setting up constituent meetings in districts where we believe representatives are not on-board but are more inclined to support
2) to confirm support and to develop champions from our supporters from last session
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11/05/18

Climate Action Now MA

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