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Send a Letter: Burning Trash and Biomass is Not Renewable Energy

Send a Letter: Burning Trash and Biomass is Not Renewable Energy

FYI, I just responded to an email from the Toxics Action Center and used their convenient online tool to email a letter to Governor Baker. This Action Network letter campaign relates to an issue for which the last public hearing reportedly is next Wednesday evening, May 29. So I expect they’d like to brag at that hearing about how many such letters have been sent.

Here’s the issue, as teed up by TAC:
“Wood (biomass) and trash incineration have devastating effects. People who live near these polluting incinerators are at a higher risk for asthma, heart disease and cancer just from breathing the air. And of course, incineration releases more carbon at a time when we need to be doing everything we can to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

But Governor Baker and his administration are trying to pass off these toxic, polluting, high-cost energy sources as renewables. That means that taxpayer money—meant to increase renewable energy in our state—would go to these dirty industries instead.

Add your voice to the growing list of Massachusetts residents demanding that Governor Baker drop plans to count incineration as renewable energy. Submit a comment today!”

To write a letter, click here:


Paul Shorb

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.