On September 14, the Merrimack Valley faced an unprecedented tragedy - a series of “Armageddon-like” gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured ten others, and ignited fires in about 40 homes displacing many more.
Climate advocates have been warning about the dangers of natural gas for years, and while this explosion is tragic, it was not unforeseeable. We hereby call for Governor Baker--who has previously pushed for the public to subsidize massive new gas infrastructure expansions--to immediately issue a freeze on all new natural gas construction in the state until after thorough investigations both of what happened in this situation and of the many vulnerabilities in our existing system are completed.
We also call on Governor Baker to express his immediate and unconditional support for National Grid to end the lock-out of the USW Local 12003 union so that these skilled workers can return to the important task of cleaning up the tens of thousands of existing leaks in our state’s natural gas infrastructure.”1,154 signatures
I demand that Governor Baker halt all new gas infrastructure projects, until:
1) A thorough investigation into what happened at the tragedy in the Merrimack Valley is completed,
2) An investigation into the vulnerabilities of the existing gas infrastructure projects is completed.
I also call on Governor Baker to express his immediate and unconditional support for National Grid to end its lockout of gas workers union USW 12003.
Downing Cless wants to volunteer 2019-11-05 12:59:58 -0500
We are down to the wire, everyone. We have just two days, at most, until a joint Senate-House committee releases their final version of the big energy omnibus bill. From there, it will go to the House and Senate for an up-or-down vote, and then onward to the Governor's desk to be signed into law.
Our movement has put up a hell of a fight over the last year, and our opposition knows it. They're going all-out in these final days, with front groups like the "Consumers Energy Alliance" running TV ads, making robocalls, and more.
The committee is operating behind closed doors, and solid information is hard to come by. But it sounds like our opposition may be gaining ground. We're hearing that the committee is leaning towards staying silent on the pipeline tax. And although they'll offer some support for clean energy and offshore wind, it may not be as much as we need.
With the hours counting down until the bill is done, our movement needs to make one last push!
How to Call:
Please call your representative TODAY!
1. Look up your state representative's name and phone number by entering your street address here.
2. Call your state representative's office. Tell them you are calling about the big energy bill and that you have a message that you would like your representative to pass along to Speaker De Leo and the members of the conference committee. Tell them that you want a bill that ensures 2,000 MW of offshore wind, doubles the Renewable Portfolio Standard, and bans the pipeline tax.
3. Report your call below!
4. Have five more minutes? Make a few more calls! Contact Speaker Robert DeLeo (617-722-2500) and the three House members of the conference committee, Rep. Brian Dempsey (D-Haverhill, 617-722-2990), Rep. Thomas Golden (D-Lowell, 617-722-2263) and Rep. Bradley Jones (R-North Reading, 617-722-2100). Share the same message: we want a bill that ensures 2,000 MW of offshore wind, doubles the Renewable Portfolio Standard, and bans the pipeline tax!90 callsAdd call
Tell Governor Baker: Don't Bill Us for New Pipelines
Sign our petition to tell Governor Baker that you oppose his plan to make electricity customers pay for new gas pipelines!1,286 signatures
Dear Governor Baker:
Your Department of Public Utilities has moved forward with a proposal to pay for new gas pipelines by adding a charge to our monthly electricity bills. But ratepayers should not be saddled with costs that have always been borne by gas companies in the past.
PLUS: Attorney General Healey’s recently released study shows that we don’t even need new pipelines! By investing in clean energy and energy efficiency, we can ensure reliability while keeping costs down and meeting the state’s mandated goals for reducing climate pollution.
Downing Cless wants to volunteer 2015-07-13 14:24:32 -0400
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