IMPORTANT VOTES IN THE MASS STATE LEGISLATURE TODAY AND TOMORROW
Your message can be pretty simple:
"I am calling about the environmental bond bill. It is critical the bond bill include environmental justice policy found in earlier versions of the bill. Please amend the bill to include the Environmental Justice Act."
• SENATE ACTION ALERT
S.2545 - An Act to promote a clean energy future
- will be on the floor for a vote on THURSDAY, June 14.
Please contact your MA State Senator TODAY.
Even if your Senator is one of the filers or co-sponsors listed below, contact them to say thanks and show support. Their ability to report positive feedback helps!
Please ask your senator to support Amendments #6 and #60 to the S.2545
, to ban the pipeline tax and reform the DPU to provide for more rigorous review of pipeline proposals and a more balanced DPU process!
Amendment #6, filed by Senator Jehlen, would ensure that electric ratepayers cannot be made to pay for new gas pipelines (like Access Northeast)
Amendment #60, filed by Senator Hinds, would:
- require the DPU to consider climate, public health, and siting impacts when reviewing gas pipeline contracts, and also require a rigorous alternatives analysis
- guarantee the right to intervene at the DPU to ratepayer municipalities, groups of ratepayers, and their legislators
(Senator Eldridge is already co-sponsoring both amendments; Senator Keenan is already co-sponsoring Amendment #6.)
Further amendments to support:
Amendment 43 would ensure all communities can access solar energy.
Amendment 22 would empower communities and give new tools to promote renewable energy.
Amendment 44 will set binding climate targets for 2030 and 2040.
Amendment 27 will put environmental justice legislation back in the bill.
Amendments 17 and 35 will help stop the compressor station in Weymouth.