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Read the Letter to the Editor by Mother Out Front Kim Miller, Hampton Roads!
"MOTHERS KNOW THAT their children’s needs come first. But does the current administration agree? Based on their terrible decision to repeal the lifesaving Clean Power Plan, I fear not. I am afraid that its mission isn’t for a livable climate for our children. Its mission is to make more profits for the polluters."
Read all about the study conducted on the health impacts of fracking and natural gas infrastructure:
"Joined by researchers from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, a nonprofit public health organization that has conducted research on the impacts of fracking and natural gas infrastructure in Southwestern Pennsylvania, the local chapter of environmental group Mothers Out Front addressed a crowd of about 40 activists and homeowners at the Varna Fire Hall last week to discuss the health risks posed by the expansion of a natural gas compressor station in the neighborhood."
Thank you the Environmental Health Project and Nick Reynolds of Ithaca.com.
"Representatives from NYPIRG, Mothers Out Front, and Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance – groups that organized the protest - waved signs reading, “Stop Cricket Valley” and “Don’t Build Something that Poisons Our Kids.” They urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support dissolving the project.
'We’re here to demand that the governor stop the construction of Cricket Valley and lead us immediately to the rapid development of renewables and energy efficiency,' said Johanna Fallert, representing Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance and a Poughkeepsie resident.'"
The Climate Solutions Summit (and Mothers Out Front) in Rochester gets a shout out from D & C Editorial Board!
"Bedford Mothers Out Front is pleased to report that Bedford’s Special Town Meeting approved funding to develop a Net Zero plan for Bedford. So many voters attended on Monday night, Nov 6, that they overflowed the high school auditorium and had to be accommodated in the library and additional classrooms."
BOSTON- Mothers Out Front announced the receipt this week of a $1M gift from the Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation to support general operations and program expansion. This transformational gift will have significant, lasting effects on the organization, enabling it to make key foundational investments in staff, leadership capacity, systems and infrastructure.
“My wife Lulie and I and our family are extremely impressed with what Mothers Out Front is accomplishing,” said Gordon Gund. “We are pleased to make this additional gift to help Mothers Out Front develop an organization that can leverage its unique creativity, entrepreneurship, and energy to an even greater extent.”Read more
Mothers Out Front Janet Powers and Dorothy Anderson-Perales joined the Mass. Power Forward allies to stand in at the MA State House:
"Over the course of seven weeks over 100 residents have joined the lunch hour stand-ins outside the Governor’s office. Said Janet Powers 'We’ll keep coming back until the Governor does the right thing. The gas pipelines and power plants he supports are not needed, hurt our communities and cost us billions.'”
Find out about the groundbreaking collaboration happening in Massachusetts to #FixBigGasLeaks!
“Kelsey Wirth, [Co-Founder of Mothers Out Front], a Boston-based environmental advocacy group, acknowledged that the utilities face many ‘competing pressures’ that ‘don’t necessarily align with a commitment to fix the largest gas leaks. In this context, the utilities have been working with us with surprising good will,’ she said. ‘The collaboration has been impressive.’”
Two members of the Norfolk/Hampton Roads Team, Team Leader Kim Williams and Theresa "Nia" Amoruso were interviewed and featured in a recent article in the local news site Southside Daily. They are speaking out against the proposed pipeline that will plow through parts of Suffolk. This pipeline threatens parks and water reservoirs along the proposed path.
“An active member of Mothers Out Front – an organization that exists in part to “influence decision-makers to make a swift and just transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy” – [Theresa] Amoruso spoke quickly, even after the three-minute buzzer that alerted her time was up.
‘The city of Norfolk and other regulators agree that boring pipelines under our priceless reservoirs cannot be assessed as completely safe, only as low-risk,’ Amoruso said, citing language used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pipeline project assessment. ‘Why is any level of risk acceptable to our priceless water supply?’”