The People’s Lawyer!

Today’s Monday Action: Urge Attorney General Maura Healey to Protect Us From Kinder Morgan Pipeline Land-Grab.
Remember, if you have time: Calls and letters count more.
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Dear Attorney General Maura Healey,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the gravest threat facing us all and future generations depend on us to halt it. I need to see us get 100% of energy from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind, and become the energy efficiency model for the world.

Thank you for talking with MOF in person last week. We admire your work and are inspired by the study you initiated which concluded the following: Increased Gas Capacity Not Needed to Meet State’s Electric Reliability Needs.

You are the People’s Lawyer, and we people need you to defend our Massachusetts constitution and Article 97which states that we shall have the right to clean air and water, freedom from excessive and unnecessary noise, and the natural, scenic, historic, and esthetic qualities of our environment. A recent court ruling threatens to let Kinder Morgan trample all that:

I am concerned that our state and our constitution be bashed by greedy corporations. One of the biggest conservation land deals in Massachusetts history, 3,800 acre Otis State Forest is a great example of a MA state treasure, with its 400-yr old hemlocks and pristine 62 acre Spectacle Pond. The people who worked hard to raise the 5.2 million dollars to preserve it in 2007, and generations of citizens who are meant to benefit from this gift are more important than a multi-national company looking to make a buck.

Therefore we urgently need you to appeal the CT Expansion case ruling.
Thank you,

Sincerely,
YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN AND STATE
With Mothers Out Front
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Contact: Attorney General, Maura Healey‘s Office
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-1518
Phone: (617) 727-2200
TTY: (617) 727-4765

Share this Online Petition with your friends and family.
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In-person events:

Gas Leaks Forum, Forum on Thursday 6/2 7:30pm – 9pm at the Unitarian Society, 220 Main St, Northampton
Ania Camargo from HEETMA and Mothers Out Front will speak to the threat and there will be community discussion about confronting the challenge. Co-sponsored by Mothers Out Front, Climate Action NOW, and the Unitarian Society Climate Action Group.

Fix the Gas Leaks Now, Planning meeting Thursday 6/9 7:30 – 9 to take action and raise awareness in the community. Contact Andra for Northampton location at amherstamr at gmail dot com.

Save the date!
Next Mothers Out Front House Party is in Shutesbury Sun. 6/26 12:45-3:00. Childcare available. Please contact LightUpTheMap (at) gmail (dot) com for more details.

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Keep the pressure on the State House regarding the Energy Omnibus bill-
YOUR KIT:
Share this kit with a friend. You can even do it together.

This Link from the State is a huge help when inviting friends in other zip codes to do Actions:

CONTACT YOUR THREE STATE REPRESENTATIVES NOW: Tell them something personal so they know you are real (like you live near a gas leak- look them up here. Or maybe this is your first time writing/calling…) The following 3-point list comes from an impressive coalition that includes:the Conservation Law Foundation, the National Wildlife Federation, Mass Energy Alliance, and Environmental League of Massachusetts.

Call Gov. Baker, your State Representative and State Senator and tell them you want:
Two thousand megawatts of offshore wind (or NY will grab it from us- it’s federal waters off our shores and NY needs the power)
Increase Renewable Portfolio Standard to 2% a year.(this means that we’ll get local green jobs twice as fast as now, and it means the industry can count on investing in twice as much infrastructure -because it is currently at 1% growth)
Need environmental standards for massive transmission project (Gov. Baker is pushing big hydro and that means tearing up our landscape to bring power from Canada)

DEAL BREAKER: You must VETO/VOTE AGAINST the omnibus bill altogether if it includes any kind of pipeline tax.

Well done! Thanks for all you do.
Onward!

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