Introduction to her Letter to the Editor by Mother Out front Emily Manns:
Our Governor recently vetoed legislation increasing net metering for solar projects up to 5 MW, and price support for local biomass power plants. Some of the current biomass plants are inefficient and polluting, but we also have sustainable biomass operations, and all create local jobs and make sense for New Hampshire.Our Governor has come out in support of new gas infrastructure, so this LTE attempts to put the issues side by side and point out that new gas faces risks and costs that need to be factored in to their evaluation, including rising steel costs due to tariffs, and a possible $40 per ton carbon fee (and dividend) recently proposed by a very conservative group supported by two former fed chairs.
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In New York State, the Tompkins County Team has something to say about converting a plant from one fossil fuel to another:
"Local chapters of organizations like Mothers Out Front, an environmental activism group, have spoken up, challenging the plan by arguing the damage of continuing with natural gas is too severe and the risks too high. Their primary concerns are the danger of transporting CNG by truck, the inherent emissions and lake pollution that will remain even after the repowering due to natural gas usage, and damage to the roads from the truckload rise."
Mothers Out Front in Brookline #InTheNews!
The signs are the product of Mothers Out Front Brookline, a group of “mothers and others” attempting to bring attention to non-lethal gas leaks. These leaks are responsible for the death of approximately 400 trees throughout Brookline, according to Brookline Mothers Out Front. Each of the signs mark spots where trees have died due to gas leaks from Brookline’s deteriorating underground pipeline system.
“There’s no real incentive to change that for a gas company,” said Brookline Mothers Out Front member Susan Helms Daley, who helped spearhead the ghost tree initiative. “So we’re trying to bring some awareness to this issue because it’s really the public who can bring pressure to the gas companies.”
An open letter to Speaker DeLeo from a Winthrop constituent
Speaker DeLeo: You and I live in Winthrop. Our streets are flooding; the storms are fiercer, more frequent and more damaging; our insurance costs are sky rocketing; but most importantly, our health and our grandchildren’s health–yours and mine–is compromised as our state warms. Please don’t ignore the heat waves, the mold from flooding, the increase in mosquito and tick borne-disease, the allergies and asthma, the heart and lung effects, the mental stress from losing everything.
Read Suzanne's letter on line here:
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Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads is hosting a public house party on June 30th at 10am to invite Virginia Beach mothers to talk about climate change, local impacts and forming a team to take action. This article was published June 25th in the local online news Southside Daily!
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“The [Cricket Valley Energy Center] projecthas been controversial with community and environmental groups, including NYPIRG, Mothers Out Front, and Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance, suggesting the project involves fracking and arguing that emissions from the power plant will be harmful to residents, especially to area school children. Interest groups continue to hold protests opposing the center’s construction.”
Mother Out Front and Columnist Felicia Mednick shares what Mother's Day means to her:
As a part of honoring the mothers in our lives, and as members of Mothers Out Front, we honor the many women who have organized mothers to take action. They give us strength to face the climate crisis, to raise our voices, and to organize. They took their messages to their communities, to the streets and to the halls of government.
Congratulations to Mother Out Front Ellie Goldberg for her publication in Medium!
"On May 23 at Newton City Hall, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller honored the legacy of scientist Rachel Carson by proclaiming her birthday, May 27, as City of Newton Rachel Carson Day. Carson‘s birthday is an urgent call to action for the policies and safeguards that protect us from threats such as climate change, pollution, and waste."
Norfolk, Virginia faces the consequences of sea level rise regularly and the residents of Tidewater Gardens, among the most flood-prone areas in a city with one of the fastest rates of sea level rise in the country, are facing relocation. Click the link below to find out more.
“Water stood wheels-deep in a nearby intersection. In heavy rain, she said, both the road and the path flood, and children find another way to school. Or, they simply stay home. 'Flooding, rain, just to hear those words, for parents it puts a heavy burden on them,’ she said.”
- Michelle Cook, Mother Out Front Volunteer
Madeleine Charney, Mothers Out Front Amherst Volunteer, takes her responsibility as a librarian at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst:
"Charney: 'It’s not just inviting someone to come and speak in your library for programming, but you yourself as a librarian can be the front person if you feel called to this climate change topic.'"
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