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

Moulton to host Q&A at ‘Merchants of Doubt’ film

Film focuses on efforts to discredit climate change, other issues Almost every seat was filled at the National Park Service Visitors Center last night, for a screening of the film, Merchants of Doubt (the story referred to above ran in the Salem News on May 5th). The film showed how the struggle to expose the tobacco industry's practice of … Continue reading Moulton to host Q&A at ‘Merchants of Doubt’ film

Pipeline becomes issue in state rep race/Speliotis, Croce spar over money from lobbyist

The controversy over the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline has entered into the Massachusetts State Representative race in the 13th Essex District. Bob Croce is running against incumbent State Representative Ted Speliotis (Danvers). Croce is pointing out that Speliotis accepted campaign donations from Kinder Morgan, and that it's NOT coincidental that Speliotis doesn't oppose the … Continue reading Pipeline becomes issue in state rep race/Speliotis, Croce spar over money from lobbyist

Letter to the editor (not published yet) re: Kinder-Morgan pipeline

From Rabbi Judy Weiss in Brookline, a well-known LTE writer and champion of climate causes: From: Judy Weiss Subject: Letter to editor To: northshore@wickedlocal.com Dear Editor, Charlotte Kahn’s climate change column is excellent, as always. But she made one questionable comment: regarding public protests against proposals for new Kinder Morgan pipelines to carry gas for … Continue reading Letter to the editor (not published yet) re: Kinder-Morgan pipeline

WHAT WENT WRONG AT PORTER RANCH? [and please sign SAFE’s gas leaks petition]

[NOTE: SAFE needs signatures to prevent the cost of gas leaks onto us ratepayers, but more importantly, to STOP the gas leaks altogether. Sign our online petition today!] An aging gas well, lack of any inspections since 1976, and a sloppy "quick fix" in 1979 led to the worst natural gas disaster in Porter Ranch, … Continue reading WHAT WENT WRONG AT PORTER RANCH? [and please sign SAFE’s gas leaks petition]