With gratitude to the Lakeshore Mothers and Others team for working hard to change the conversation about #windenergy and congratulations for being #inthenews!
“We owe it to the next generation to do something about climate change,” [Susan] Campbell said during an interview last week at Yates Community Library.
She is encouraging supporters of the project to attend town meetings, write letters to the editor and letters of support to the NYS Department of Public Service.
“Right now the letters are lopsided,” Campbell said, noting that many of the public comments about the project are against Lighthouse Wind. “We’re trying to bring new voices to it.”
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Congratulations to the Gas Leak Allies, HEET, the Merrimack Valley Project, Professor Nathan Phillips and, Ania Camargo, Zeyneb Magavi and all the Mothers Out Front volunteers that made this happen! And thank you to Living On Earth for spotlighting this project!
"[Zeyneb] MAGAVI: Gas leaks – one thing about it is it’s unifying, there’s nobody that thinks they’re a good thing. Right? It doesn’t matter if you’re approaching it from, “hey, we’re wasting money,” or, “hey that sounds dangerous,” or the climate. Like whatever you’re approach is, everyone pretty much agrees they’re not a good thing."
Way to go Chris Loss (Heritage Wind) and Mother Out Front Susan Campbell for the published Letter To The Editor!
"We – the mothers, grandmothers, fathers and grandfathers – will make the difference in whether these projects are built or not by showing our support and getting the true and exciting facts out about how they will help our towns and our world.
Click the link below and scroll down to the second letter to read their call to action on speaking up for wind.
Lighthouse Wind gets endorsement from the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter!
Mothers Out Front...thanked the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club for its resolution endorsing the Lighthouse Wind project, saying they know the project will be an excellent rural economic investment for the towns of Somerset and Yates — bringing jobs and revenue that has the potential for tax relief and funding local schools.
Thank you to Phil McKenna from Inside Climate News for this thoughtful analysis of the situation facing nearly 9,000 homes in the Merrimack Valley. Environmental advocates are calling for a "green new deal" that would shift thousands of homes off natural gas and onto electric heating.
Thinking Bigger, with Help from a River
Zeyneb Magavi, research director for the energy efficiency and clean energy advocacy group HEET and a member of Mothers Out Front, said the collapse of the gas system in the three communities calls for a bigger, more outside-the-box solution.
She is proposing a district heating system with an unusual heat source: the Merrimack River, which runs through Lawrence and skirts North Andover.
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Read this insightful piece about how #Mothers from Mothers Out Front and Moms Demand Action are making a difference. Thank you, Morra Aarons-Mele!
From our friends at Conservation Law Foundation, written by Bradley M. Campbell—read the case for why it's time to break our addiction to fossil fuels.
Gas Leak Allies (including Mothers Out Front and HEET) are in the news!
[Nathan Phillips has] been working with the Gas Leaks Allies — a partnership of groups that typically focus on the environmental impacts of natural gas and other fossil fuels. At the same time, safety has always been part of the discussion. But now, that’s moved to the forefront.
Zeyneb Magavi is part of two organizations that are in the Gas Leaks Allies: Mothers Out Front and HEET. She said this crisis illustrates the dangers of natural gas. “It's shocking and yet not surprising,” she said. “And it creates a sense of urgency about moving to a safer solution for our society.”
Thank you to Mother Out Front Sarah Partan of Amherst for #UsingHerMomVoice and congratulations for getting published!
"It is time for us to leave gas in the past and make a rapid transition to renewable energy for our own immediate safety, our families’ health, and the health of the planet.
That is why I chose to join Mothers Out Front, a nonpartisan movement working to swiftly transition our society to renewable energy. I encourage you to join too, or join another group working toward solutions. Or help by urging your school, your gym, your place of worship or your grocery store to switch to renewables."
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"Thousands of residents were evacuated after the explosions last Thursday. Most were allowed back into their homes on Sunday, but while many had electric power, they might not see their gas service restored for weeks. …
Enter The Gas Leak Allies, a group including Mothers Out Front to HEET along with other environmental groups and scientists such as Philips and Boston resident John Lerner. One of their long-term projects is to introduce induction stoves as a safer, more environmentally friendly alternative to gas cooking, but the gas disaster gave urgency to their work."