350 MA Releases 2017-18 Legislative Agenda

SAFE has been collaborating with 350MA and is happy to express support for this year's legislative agenda. This year's priorities are renewable energy, improving infrastructure to stop methane gas leaks, and stopping the expansion of gas pipelines that will carry fracked gas to coastal communities for export: Stop the Pipeline Tax ✧ Oppose any legislative … Continue reading 350 MA Releases 2017-18 Legislative Agenda

Rotterdam Addresses Climate Impact with Innovative Infrastructure

In a recent blog post for the Nonprofit Quarterly, SAFE board member Karen Kahn wrote about how Rotterdam, another urban industrial coastal city is addressing climate change. Despite President Trump having pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, scientists agree that the future of our planet is in jeopardy. In many parts of the … Continue reading Rotterdam Addresses Climate Impact with Innovative Infrastructure

Gas Leaks Kill Trees

One of SAFE's major projects is addressing natural gas leaks throughout our city. These leaks, which are the result of decaying infrastructure, negatively impact our environment in multiple ways. In our latest video, we look at how natural gas leaks affect the trees that line our streets. Do you have a dead or dying tree on … Continue reading Gas Leaks Kill Trees

Message to SAFE from Greenpeace: “We need solutions that are fast and affordable and that rules out new nuclear power.”

This is from Jim Riccio, Greenpeace's Nuclear Policy Analyst since 2001. He starts by commenting on the 2013 movie about "new nuclear power," Pandora's Promise: ...I do have this article from FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), which calls the film pure propaganda. and this from Eco watch: http://www.ecowatch.com/3-myths-from-pro-nuclear-film-pandoras-promise-1881814544.html I also mentioned the articles by … Continue reading Message to SAFE from Greenpeace: “We need solutions that are fast and affordable and that rules out new nuclear power.”

From the Mass. Climate Action Network: the Energy Omnibus Bill is in the House TODAY

[Below are detailed ideas on what to ask for in the bill, and a link to find out who your Mass. elected officials are.] ------------------- Massachusetts has been a national leader on clean energy,  but now are at a crossroads: we are poised to invest billions of dollars to replace retiring power plants and make … Continue reading From the Mass. Climate Action Network: the Energy Omnibus Bill is in the House TODAY

Mass High Court Upholds Climate Mandate

Conservation Law Foundation released a statement this afternoon regarding a historic decision by the state's highest court enforcing the Global Warming Solutions Act. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its decision today in Kain et al. v. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), affirming the State’s obligations under the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) … Continue reading Mass High Court Upholds Climate Mandate

Letter: SSU urged to divest from fossil fuel companies

In today's Salem News: To the editor: In order to limit the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius, 80 percent of currently listed fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground, unburnable, as stranded assets. It is unconscionable for Salem State University to continue to profit from fossil fuel companies and investments … Continue reading Letter: SSU urged to divest from fossil fuel companies