Massive Rally Tells Spectra: This Fight Isn't Over

unnamed_(7).jpgHundreds of people gathered for a massive rally and march yesterday to show Spectra Energy that we're determined to keep fighting  the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. It was an amazing show of strength -- thank you to everyone who was there! 

Read more about the rally in The Boston Globe, and check out some of the photos here! 

We're committed to continuing to fight this dangerous and unnecessary pipeline -- stay tuned for updates!

Sept. 29 Could Determine the Future of Energy in MA

speak_truth_to_power_5.jpgOur state legislators are about to make a series of monumental decisions about energy policy -- the kind of decisions that come only once every few decades. Legislators are considering new legislation to support solar and wind, they're debating new transmission lines and gas pipelines, and they're preparing to spend billions of dollars replacing aging energy infrastructure. 

On September 29, lawmakers are holding a crucial hearing about Massachusetts energy policy, including solar, offshore wind, hydropower, and new gas pipelines. 

This hearing covers a much, much bigger array of topics than normal hearings, and we're working with our allies in the Mass Power Forward coalition to make sure we pack the room. The choices that legislators make after September 29 will determine where we get our energy for many years to come. The stakes have never been higher: we need you there to speak truth to power.

WHAT: Legislative Hearing on Solar, Wind, Hydro and Gas
WHEN: Tue, September 29, 12pm – 5pm 
We're joining the rest of the Mass Power Forward coalition for a rally at noon outside the State House. The hearing itself starts at 1 pm in Gardner Auditorium. Note that you don't have to stay the whole time! 
WHERE: Gardner Auditorium, MA State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston 
RSVP here. 

Pope Francis Comes to the U.S.!

pope-francis.jpgFor many of us, it seems that nothing short of divine intervention could prompt the U.S. Congress to act on climate change.

But in the absence of an actual miracle, a visit by Pope Francis might be the next best thing.

As Pope Francis addresses Congress on climate and other issues, we're celebrating the pontiff’s leadership and using his visit as a long-awaited opportunity to bring attention to the urgent need to act on global warming. 350 Mass members across the state have joined forces with local churches and community centers to organize screenings of the Pope’s visit -- check out the full list of "watch parties" here!

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