Carbon Pricing Forum in JP - Nov 4

Coal_power_plant_Datteln_2_Crop1-300x277.pngIf you're looking for a chance to get involved in the fight to price carbon, November 4 is the perfect opportunity! The Jamaica Plain forum is working with 350 Mass and our allies in the Coalition for a Clean Energy Future to host a carbon pricing forum. We're going to be talking about how carbon pricing intersects with environmental justice and what it will take to make this policy a reality.  

You'll hear from Sen. Sonia Chang Diaz, Cindy Luppi of Clean Water Action, Darlene Lombos from Community Labor United, Peter Shattuck from the Acadia Center, and our own Craig Altemose. Join us! 

What: Carbon Pricing Forum in Boston
When: Wed, November 4, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: First Church JP, 6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain
RSVP here! 

See you there!


Carbon Pricing Hearing -- Oct. 27!

unnamed_(22).jpgMassachusetts has the chance to make history by becoming the first state in the nation to put a price on carbon. The world's leading economists agree that the single best way to tackle climate change is by adopting a carbon price, which forces big polluters to pay for the carbon emissions that they put into the atmosphere. By adopting this ground-breaking policy, we can blaze a trail forward for other states and countries to follow and show our nation and our world what true climate leadership looks like.

On Tuesday, October 27, the Massachusetts Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee is holding a hearing on a bill that would put a price on carbon. We need to pack the room and show that the people of Massachusetts are eager for visionary leadership on climate!

What: Legislative Hearing on Carbon Pricing
When: Tue, October 27, 12:30pm – 3pm
Where: Massachusetts State House, Room B1, 24 Beacon St, Boston
RSVP here. (Or RSVP on Facebook here!)

If you can, please write a few brief paragraphs of testimony about why you support carbon pricing and strong action on climate and send it to Andrew Gordon,andrew@betterfutureproject.org, before Monday, October 26. We'll all deliver our testimony to the committee chairs together before the hearing begins! If you can't make it in person, you can go ahead and submit testimony anyway -- we'll deliver it on your behalf. You can see sample talking points and sample testimony here.


Gov. Baker Moves Forward with Gas Tariff

unnamed_(3).pngThe Baker administration is starting to move forward with a "gas tariff", a new policy that would add a charge to consumers' electricity bills to pay for new gas pipelines. It's outrageous -- Massachusetts residents and businesses should not be forced to pay for dangerous and unnecessary new gas pipelines that will primarily benefit out-of-state fossil fuel companies.

The 350 Mass ReNEWable team is working to figure out the best way to keep pressure on Governor Baker and stop the gas tariff from being implemented. Stay tuned! Interested in getting more involved? Contact Marlon Washington, marlon@betterfutureproject.org.


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