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Important Climate Meeting – Kate Hogan Office Hours – Maynard May 8 6-7

Important Climate Meeting – Kate Hogan Office Hours – Maynard May 8 6-7

Joan E. asked to share this event/message:

Our Stop The Pipeline allies in the Sierra Club Katie Eiseman and Emily Norton are are urging constituents of Rep. Kate Hogan to attend her office hours at the Maynard library, Tuesday night – 6-7 pm.

They are asking for people to attend to ask Kate to champion these bills to her colleagues.

S.2302 An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future

S.426/H.2913 An Act Relative to Environmental Justice and Toxins Reduction in the Commonwealth

The first bill S.2302 on the Acton Indivisible list is a Senate bill – Rep. Hogan does not have a vote on that bill. This bill is under the jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, and has been passed by the MA senate. It includes carbon pricing. Now that we have two Dem. candidates for governor who support carbon pricing, we may be able to push the house to keep this in their version.

The second bill S.426/H.2913 on the Acton Indivisible list in the House is currently in the House Committee on Ways and Means and the malegislature.gov indicates that there are no hearing scheduled for that Committee. Rep. Hogan isn’t a member of that Committee and so does not have a vote to advance this bill. In case the Ways and Means Committee reports H.2913 to the full House for a vote, then Rep. Hogan will have a vote.

At our 350 Mass meeting, we were also asked to get support for H 2200, increase RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard – the percentage power that has to come from renewables), by contacting our rep (see malegislature.gov/Legislators/Members/House), and rep. Golden (617.722.2263) and speaker Deleo (617.722.2500).

Thanks,
Joan

Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

Click here for details.

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