Massachusetts stands at a crossroads. 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. Our state is poised to spend billions of dollars to replace aging energy infrastructure. We need to make sure that we spend that money right: we'll live with the consequences for many years to come.
Several energy bills will be heard on 9/29 regarding offshore wind, solar, creating subsidies for new gas pipelines, hydropower, and increasing the state's progressive commitment to renewable energy. It's a far-bigger array of topics than normal hearings, and we need to make sure that legislators hear us loud and clear: we want clean, local energy, not dirty fossil fuels. The stakes have never been higher.
We need you there to speak truth to power.
Note: We're joining other members of the Mass Power Forward coalition for a rally outside the State House at noon. The hearing itself starts at 1 pm in Gardner Auditorium.