It’s week 19 of our 40-week count down to the UN Climate Summit in Paris
Contact Your State Senator
For Solar and Against New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
Here’s your proposed message:
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us. We need you to be bold in fighting for solutions including preventing any new fossil-fuel infrastructure, such as proposed natural gas pipelines.
There is a moral call for a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure, including NED. Therefore it is imperative that utility companies be incentivized to support energy conservation and renewables instead of new fossil fuel infrastructure. Incentives to utilities to promote savings through conservation lag sadly behind incentives to build new infrastructure. It needs to be the other way around. What are you doing about that? The current system is taking us off the energy cliff just as the solutions are available to us. Please fix this.
I understand you support expanding solar caps to 20% of the electricity mix. Please work harder to remove all capson the integration of renewables such as wind in our grid.There should be no caps. 20% is not enough, 2025 is not fast enough. I will write to Senator Benjamin Downing, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy and tell him the same.
[YOUR NAME ]
With Mothers Out Front, Pioneer Valley
Find Your State Senator:
Not in Massachusetts? Look up your legislator here.
Look up MA state senators and representatives here
For finding what parts of what counties are in Stan Rosenberg’s district, use this map.
Call his Northampton office: 413-584-1649 or Boston office: (617) 722-1500
Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.govBackground to the DPU hearing:
Stan Rosenberg offers the following regarding solar caps:
Legislation would enact a Solar Program to promote electricity suppliers to assist in developing solar and clean energy in order to achieve solar dependency. The bill as well implements a maximum of 10 megawatts for net metering, including establishing a “community shared energy storage system,” designed for fusing businesses, families or individuals in investing in solar and energy development.
Senator Downing can be reached here: http://senatordowning.com/index.php?nav_id=39
FERC is coming town to hear from you to hear about whether the proposed pipeline should be built. This is the prefiling process and exactly when you need to be involved. There four hearings coming up that where public input is requested:
Monday, August 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Dracut Senior High School Auditorium
1540 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA 01826
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Taconic High School Auditorium
96 Valentine Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Greenfield Community College
1 College Drive (Dining Commons)
Greenfield, MA 01301
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Lunenburg High School Auditorium
1079 Massachusetts Avenue
Lunenburg, MA 01426
Staying ahead of the proposed MA pipeline-get details atMassPLAN
- Berkshire Gas earlier this year imposed a moratoriumon new customers or expanded service in the region, citing a pipeline bottleneck.
- Filings on the proposed firm transportation contract between Berkshire Gas and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company may be viewed and downloaded at the DPU website under docket number 15-48.
- Rosenberg has not taken a firm position on the Kinder Morgan pipeline
E-mail your objection to the proposed pipeline to:firstname.lastname@example.org
And cc these folks:
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com;Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov;Ellen.Story@mahouse.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org
FYI, the above emails point to:
Laurie Ellen Weisman, Hearing Officer, Department of Public Utilities
Matthew Saunders, Assistant Attorney General
Stan Rosenberg, MA Senator
Ellen Story, State Rep for Hampshire
Keith Barnicle who will forward this to Jim McGovern, Congressman
Thank you for all you do!
Your Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team
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Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley