Governor Baker's recent "State of the Commonwealth" speech last week was perhaps most interesting for what it didn't include. A good portion of the speech was devoted to energy -- and yet Governor Baker didn't ever mention the words "natural gas".
We know that behind closed doors, Baker's appointees at the Department of Public Utilities and the Department of Energy Resources are pushing to make all of us pay for new gas pipelines. But Governor Baker himself seems to think that if he never mentions gas, we'll assume he's on our side.
In a way, Baker's silence is a sign of our strength: he's staying quiet because he knows that our movement is loud, powerful, and united. But Baker's silence is not enough: we need him to actively stand up against new gas infrastructure.
Over the coming months, we'll be working to call on Governor Baker to take a stand and stop the pipeline tax. Join us: click here to tell Governor Baker that you don't want to pay for polluting new pipelines, and then share the link with your friends and family!