We need your help today!
Massachusetts is on the verge of adopting new regulations that will undermine all the progress we have made opposing biomass CO2, toxic emissions and PM 2.5 particulates.
The new regs would provide massive subsidies for biomass boilers and combined heat and power (CHP) facilities that burn biomass. They would use ratepayer funds intended for clean, renewable heating to pollute our air, harm our climate, and damage our forests.
But before the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) can finalize this rule, the Massachusetts Legislature has an opportunity to weigh in.
Please take a moment to call your state legislators and the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy TODAY and urge them to reject DOER’s regulations and demand a rewrite. They only have until November 15 to act.
For more information, please visit PFPI’s blog post: http://www.pfpi.net/
massachusetts-legislature- should-put-the-brakes-on-bad- biomass-regs.
Future generations of all beings will thank you!
Beth Adams – Mass. Forest Rescue Campaign
Michael Kellett – Exec. Dir. RESTORE: the North Woods
Staff: Partners for Policy Integrity
Janet Sinclair, Concerned Citizens of Franklin County
My name is _____________ and I am a resident of _______________. I am calling to express my concerns about the proposed biomass regulations that are currently being reviewed by the TUE committee. These regulations would use ratepayer funds intended for clean, renewable heating to subsidize dirty energy technologies that will pollute our air, harm our climate, and damage our forests.
The Joint TUE Committee must demand that the Department of Energy Resources rewrite these terrible regulations! The deadline for action is November 15.
CALLS NEEDED TODAY TO:
Sen. Michael J. Barrett, Chair, Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy
Rep. Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Chair, Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy
Your State Legislators
To find your legislators go to: https://malegislature.gov/
Statehouse Switchboard (617) 722-2000
Western MA Legislators
Senator Adam Hinds (617) 722-1625
Senator Stanley Rosenberg (617) 722-1500
Rep. Stephen Kulik (617) 722-2380
Rep. Paul Mark (617) 722-2304
Rep. Smitty Pignatelli (617) 722-2210
“We can solve the climate crisis with a major scale-up in forest protection and restoration across the planet! (Prof. Bill Moomaw) “Everyone must do her/his part to store carbon in forests ASAP!” (Beth Adams-Mass. Forest Rescue Campaign)