Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads in the news calling into question whether the "natural" gas being piped in is necessary!
Mothers Out Front insists that local consumers of natural gas will bear the cost of the infrastructure through raised energy bills and that African-American communities will be disproportionately affected by many negative aspects of the pipelines.
VIDEO: Congratulations to Chemung County Mother Out Front Heather Stanton for being #InTheNews and interviewed on TV while advocating for solar energy!
"'It's really important because we are concerned about a livable climate for our children and to achieve that we need to move in a just way toward renewable energy and away from fossil fuels which are the primary cause of climate change,' said Chemung County Mothers Out Front Team Coordinator, Heather Stanton."
Adelita Serena of Woodland, one of the participants in the rally and press conference, emphasized what is at stake if the Legislature passes AB 813.
“I’m here for our children’s future,” said Serena, a member of Mothers Out Front. “As a mother, I’m concerned about the increasing risk to our kids if AB 813 passes through the Legislature. This bill would put the control of California’s electricity grid into the hands of the Trump administration and California would be at great risk. I urge folks to call their local senators to stop this bill from becoming law.”
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Congratulations to Arlington Mothers Out Front, exceeding their goal to get opt-ins for CCA and for being #InTheNews!
"Since CCA rolled out in August 2017, Mothers out Front set goals for the amount of opt ups they wanted to see. From August to December, their goal was 200. They ended up with 395.
'And then we thought, okay that was just because everybody got that letter so we said okay for this next year, 2018, we’ll set a goal of an additional 100 but then by April we’d blown through that so now we’ve had to up our goal again,' said co-coordinator Nili Pearlmutter.'"
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Read a mother's message to Governor Cuomo:
Two new proposed projects in our area threaten our ability to prevent further climate change. They are the Cayuga Power Plant’s proposal to repower its facility with natural gas, and Cornell’s North Campus Dorm project, which proposes to power the buildings’ heat and electricity with natural gas.
How the framers of these two projects could have conceived of them without considering their contributions to climate change boggles the mind.
Thank you Mother Out Front Elisa Evett! Read the whole letter by clicking below:
MA - Thank you to Mother Out Front Sarah Simon for sharing this shout out to Mothers Out Front in MA:
"Hooray! Senator Barrett gave Mothers Out Front the credit for the new gas utility requirement to account for all lost natural gas. We're in the last sentence of this summary of the new Mass energy law! CONGRATULATIONS!!"
Thank you to Lee Ziesche for this great video on Mothers Out Front in New York working hard to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure!
Lisa’s life has been dominated by fracked gas infrastructure ever since Dominion Energy proposed an expansion of a 200+ mile pipeline that cuts through her rural community.
“If you imagine a football field with a block of ice half a mile into the air, that’s how much gas we’re talking about moving every day,” she said as we stood above a section of the pipeline that goes incredibly close to a community center.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Town of Huntington Team! And thank you to Mother Out Front Jennifer Brown for sharing this story!
We are happy to announce that the Town of Huntington, on Long Island, NY, has now committed to completing the Climate Smart Communities certification process and authorized:
- a government and community operations greenhouse gas inventory,
- a 100% renewable energy feasibility study to set greenhouse gas reduction goals, and
- a capital phase-in plan. It passed 5-0 at yesterday’s Town Board meeting (7/17/18).
We are also very thankful to ACEERS and our Town Board for having previous meetings with us on this important issue, and to Supervisor Chad Lupinacci for sponsoring the resolution.
We had a wonderful response from community members who showed up to the town board meeting. Our voices were heard and we will continue to push for a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels and toward 100% renewable energy.
IN THE NEWS: Please see the joint press release with images from FracTracker, Fossil Free Tompkins, Mothers Out Front NY and The Sierra Club about our event on July 12th at the Tompkins County Library.
You can also see a live stream of some of the speakers here: https://www.facebook.com/MOFFingerLakes/
Anyone who wants to sign up for the bus to the July 24th DEC hearing in Avon should sign up here:
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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