Governor Baker, We Are Against the Proposed Pipeline!

March 9th Monday Action – week 38 of our countdown to Paris — we contact Governor Baker to strengthen a petition against the proposed MA pipeline

Click the above link and Contact your Governor’s office:
http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

Here’s a sample text, if you find it useful:

“Dear Governor Baker,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. We need you to issue an executive order banning all new fossil fuel infrastructure, including the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline across the Commonwealth.

The goal of 20% solar electricity generation by 2025 is not bold enough, it’s a minimum placeholder. You must push for many more green energy projects, including the completion of Cape Wind.

We look to you to lead. Thank you for doing everything in your power to stop climate change.”

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team

P.S. Governor Baker just opened an office in Springfield with an all white male staff.
And if you want more detail on when the Department of Public Utilities will be holding a public hearing on this matter (the last three hearings have been postponed) click here


P.S. Governor Baker just opened an office in Springfield with an all white male staff.
And if you want more detail on when the Department of Public Utilities will be holding a public hearing on this matter (the last three hearings have been postponed) click here

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Sign this Cape Wind Petition

Monday Action:  February 9, 2015

This week, let’s add our voices to support 468 MegaWatts of wind power!

Click here for the Better Future Project Cape Wind Petition

Our January 12th Monday Action was to call National Grid and/or NStar to find out why they pulled out of their contract to collectively fund 77% of this project. Many had engaging conversations (after getting through to media liaisons) and we believe this will absolutely help these utilities – or “LDC’s, Local Direct Customers funding the Tennessee Gas Pipeline we don’t want – choose the renewable energy route that will ensure a livable future for our children.

Now we have a petition to sign and a rally to attend on the Boston Common, February 28th from 1-3!


Thank you!
~ Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

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Note: We compassionately try to design our Monday Actions with your busy schedule in mind. Hopefully they take you less than 5 minutes each week. Feedback or ideas? Email Amherst.MA – at -MothersOutFront.org

Utilities Blow Off Cape Wind

Monday Action:  January 12, 2015

Why do we care about energy — or, for that matter, climate change? As caregivers we have our priorities straight. We love every piece of art our children make, and at the same time we will fight like the great mama bears we are to do everything we can to ensure that our children get the opportunity to appreciate their children’s art.

Here’s something we might be caring about right now:

Our nation’s first off shore wind farm got the wind taken out of its sails (and sales) this week. After 14 years building this 468 MegaWatt renewable energy project, National Grid and NStar canceled their contracts to purchase 77% of the generated power. They say it is because the developer failed to meet key commitments but they’re not factoring in the relentless litigation by Koch Brother funded Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.

Today’s Monday Action: call National Grid +/or Nstar and ask questions!

  • why are you not continuing to support such an important renewable energy project?
  • why would a few delays force canceled contracts and cause such damage to the project?
  • what is your current strategy to build renewable infrastructure in Massachusetts?

National Grid

800-732-3400

NSTAR

800-592-2000

Or perhaps you might like this suggested script:

I have just learned that Cape Wind, a 14 year-in-the-making 468 Mega Watt renewable energy project — the first of its kind in the nation and enough to power tens of thousands of homes — may have just been killed due to NStar and National Grid cancelling contracts for 77% of the purchased power. Even though we hear that the official utilities’ position is that your canceled contract is due to the developer failing to make certain commitments by year end, we also hear that this is due to legal opposition and stall tactics from the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, funded by the Koch Brothers. What can we do about this?

For an infusion of hope? Check out our amazing Senator Warren tell congress where she stands about KXL! And if you’re interested in this week’s KXL vigil, view the event link on our Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front Facebook group.