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WINDOW OF FIVE-HOURS: ACTION ALERT 
Instructions here:

http://climateactionnowma.org/leg-action-alert-july-30-2020

Moments ago, the Senate passed a bill I filed as an amendment to S.2842, The Endure Act: Amendment #17, An Act to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation within the Commonwealth.

This amendment (mirroring the bill) creates a healthy soils program that will provide strong support to farmers who want to utilize healthy soils farming practices.

Many of our state’s farmers struggled to remain financially viable even before the pandemic. Food insecurity is rocketing during COVID-19. Disruptions in the food supply, caused by the pandemic, threaten local agriculture, and this further reduces the availability of affordable, nutritious food.

Under the amendment, a Healthy Soils Program will be created in the Commonwealth to promote the use of healthy soils practices by private and public land owners, including commercial farmers, and provide support such as grants, technical assistance and education on the benefits of the implementation of healthy soils best practices.

This amendment helps our farmers become more financially stable, while fighting food insecurity and climate change at the same time, by improving soil health throughout our Commonwealth. Science is clear that healthy soils sequester carbon dioxide out of our atmosphere - in fact this type of negative emissions technology is absolutely necessary in order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.

It’s a triple win.

Huge thanks to the NOFA/Mass, Mass Audubon, Massachusetts Nature Conservancy, Seeds of Solidarity Education Center, Simple Gifts Farm, and all in my region who have pioneered these practices and powered this forward. You made today's victory possible.
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Please contact your rep!

Monday, July 27  7-8:30 pm
Find out what Climate Action Now Working Groups  are doing & how you can get involved (interactive  & multi-media)

Register in advance to get the Zoom link for this
Climate Action Now Gathering. Newcomers very welcome!

Updates about organizing to stop the latest effort to build a toxic biomass plant in Springfield & the Columbia Gas Resistance Campaign

Connect with people in small group conversations

Live performance by Morningstar and Moonlight!

Feel the warmth of community and the power of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history

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ACTION ALERT: DAY 2 of the week of action
Easy action from home
For more info, see below graphicDay 2 of our Week of Action: Demand that MassDOT perform a Risk Assessment

We are asking the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to perform a risk assessment for the Fore River Bridge and MBTA bus routes in North Weymouth by the Weymouth Compressor Station. 33,000 vehicles cross the bridge everyday, and gasoline supertankers pass the M&R station, pipeline, and construction site multiple times per week. When an accident happens at the compressor station, it will have detrimental impacts to neighboring transportation routes. The MassDOT and MBTA Board will be having a meeting on July 27, so we are asking people to submit written comments and voicemails ahead of the meeting.

Take action:
1. Send an Email to publiccomment@dot.state.ma.us and okane@mbta.com; please copy nocompressor@gmail.com when you send your email. Sample email: tinyurl.com/y4oeg877
2. Leave a voicemail -- 857-368-1655 -- to Demand a Risk Assessment. Sample voicemail: tinyurl.com/y32f4l2y
3. Tweet @MassDOT @MBTA. Sample tweets:

.@MassDOT @MBTA I demand that you do a risk assessment for the Fore River Bridge and #WeymouthCompressor. You Must provide an update on this initiative at the July 27th joint MassDOT and #MBTA FMCB Meeting #mapoli

Our legislators called on @MassDOT to do a risk assessment for the Fore River Bridge & @MBTA Bus Routes and they have not responded to our concerns #mapoli #MBTA ;

We need a risk assessment for @MassDOT's Rt 3A Fore River Bridge and @MBTA's routes 220, 221 and 222. When an accident with an explosion happens, the bridge will be forced open by the Coast Guard so ships can pass through the shipping channel. #MBTA #mapoli
#NoWeymouthCompressor

On February 25th the Fore River Bridge was stuck open causing major traffic backups at rush hour. People were stuck in their cars for hours. An accident at the compressor would cause major traffic backups and there is no evacuation plan! #mapoli ;
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ACTION ALERT:  DAY 2  of the week of action
Easy action from home
For more info, see below graphic

ACTION ALERT
DAY 1 of No Compressor Station Week of ActionWe are launching a week of action this week with a variety of different action items. Today's action item is to contact Attorney General Maura Healey. Details can be found below and here: tinyurl.com/NoCompressorWOA. Can you share today's action item with 2 friends? Thank you for helping to spread the word!

Urge Attorney General Maura Healey to say "No" to the Compressor Tax.

National Grid, one of the buyers of the fracked gas running through Enbridge’s pipelines, wants to charge every gas rate payer an extra monthly fee to cover the cost of the compressor station, as well as their [National Grid’s] 14% ROI (return on investment).

What can you do? Below are three simple ways that you can take action:

~Email AG Healey -- ago@state.ma.us. For a sample email, click here- tinyurl.com/y446j834
~Call AG Healey’s Energy and Environment Bureau - (617) 727-2200 x2434. For a call script, click here- tinyurl.com/yy85qs75
~Tweet at AG Healey -- @MassAGO. Use one of the tweets below or write your own!
.@MassAGO please appeal DPU’s decision to grant a @nationalgridus contract that “pass[es] through the costs of the Weymouth Compressor Station to the Company’s ratepayers residing in the neighborhoods directly affected by the station’s construction & operation" #nocompressortax

.@MassAGO, please protect ratepayers from having to pay for @Enbridge's toxic compressor station. Join us in saying #NoCompressorTax.

.@MassAGO, as an advocate for the people of MA, please protect ratepayers from being ripped off by @nationalgridus and @Enbridge. They want rate payers to pay for the cost of the Weymouth compressor station. This is unacceptable. #NoCompressorTax
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ACTION ALERT 
DAY 1 of No Compressor Station Week of Action

🌟🌟🌟 ACTION ALERT!
WELCOME to the Week of Action with small but important actions you can you can carry out from your home. One per day.

WHY is CAN asking people in Western MA to join in?
* The Weymouth compressor is flagrant environmental injustice and horrible corporate overreach supported by Governor Baker

* FRRACS deserves our support
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Join Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) everyday this week as we take action to put a stop to Enbridge’s construction of their dangerous fracked-gas compressor station in North Weymouth.

Each day we will post a different action item, most of which you can do from home. Check back here for daily updates or follow us online (Facebook | Twitter | Website). If you are on our email list, we will send you a daily action reminder. Not on our email list? Sign up here! To view the full list of action items, scroll down. To share this document, you can use this URL: tinyurl.com/NoCompressorWOA.

Why are we having this week of action? Because Enbridge has forcefully pushed through with construction of their compressor station in North Weymouth, putting the lives of residents at risk. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the state, Enbridge did not halt construction. Everyday they continue to put the health and safety of residents and workers at risk by continuing to construct during a pandemic. For the past week, they have been emitting an unknown amount of methane from the existing Metering and Regulating station (M&R), as they get ready to hook up pipes to the compressor station. Most residents were not informed of this planned, multi-day release. This is unacceptable.

Enbridge must be stopped. Join us in putting an end to their ill-conceived compressor station.

Let us know if you can join us in taking action by filling out this form!
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🌟🌟🌟 ACTION ALERT!
WELCOME to the Week of Action with small but important actions you can  you can carry out from your home. One per day.

WHY is CAN asking people in Western MA to join in?
* The Weymouth compressor is flagrant environmental injustice and horrible corporate overreach supported by Governor Baker

* FRRACS deserves our support 
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Join Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) everyday this week as we take action to put a stop to Enbridge’s construction of their dangerous fracked-gas compressor station in North Weymouth. 

Each day we will post a different action item, most of which you can do from home. Check back here for daily updates or follow us online (Facebook | Twitter | Website). If you are on our email list, we will send you a daily action reminder. Not on our email list? Sign up here! To view the full list of action items, scroll down. To share this document, you can use this URL: tinyurl.com/NoCompressorWOA.

Why are we having this week of action? Because Enbridge has forcefully pushed through with construction of their compressor station in North Weymouth, putting the lives of residents at risk. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the state, Enbridge did not halt construction. Everyday they continue to put the health and safety of residents and workers at risk by continuing to construct during a pandemic. For the past week, they have been emitting an unknown amount of methane from the existing Metering and Regulating station (M&R), as they get ready to hook up pipes to the compressor station. Most residents were not informed of this planned, multi-day release. This is unacceptable.

Enbridge must be stopped. Join us in putting an end to their ill-conceived compressor station.

Let us know if you can join us in taking action by filling out this form!
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