SJC nixes ‘pipeline tax’/Says Baker administration order violated intent of earlier laws

Ratepayers will not have not pay a special tax so that new natural gas pipelines can be built in Massachusetts. From Bruce Mohl (Editor, CommonWealth Magazine) -- THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT ruled on Wednesday that the Baker administration can not authorize the state’s electric utilities to tap their ratepayers for the money to finance a … Continue reading SJC nixes ‘pipeline tax’/Says Baker administration order violated intent of earlier laws

Tomorrow, July 20: ENERGY, EFFICIENCY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Energy, Efficiency and The Environment 5:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/20/16 Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex St, Salem, MA Created by: Endless Energy From Endless Energy: Come find out how you can make your home more energy efficient through the use of green technologies and renewable energy. Make your home more efficient, valuable and better for … Continue reading Tomorrow, July 20: ENERGY, EFFICIENCY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

“Gas Pipelines and Salem’s Water Supply,” Parts I and II, are now on YouTube

Go to SAFE's YouTube channel to watch the recording of the June 28th event. Video published on Jul 9, 2016 Avoiding Flint - Protecting the Climate Sponsored by SAFE Part I (0 to 32 minute marker) Introductions by Jeff Barz-Snell, Co-Chair of SAFE "The Voice of the River," by Wayne Castonguay (Executive Director of the … Continue reading “Gas Pipelines and Salem’s Water Supply,” Parts I and II, are now on YouTube

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 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