Act to REMOVE BIOMASS from climate legislation in Massachusetts Join us in writing to the joint committee that is reconciling the Senate and House climate bills, H.4912 and S.2500, passed earlier this year, with this message. Biomass energy must be removed from the list of “non-carbon emitting fuels.” The fact is biomass is a huge emitter of […]
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Pass An Act ensuring safe and participatory 2020 state elections in response to COVID-19 Write to thank your representative and senator for co-sponsoring HD5075 and urge them to work for swift passage of HD5075. Write as a member of the League of Women Voters, which worked as part of a voting rights coalition to draft this […]
H2810 and S2018 are carbon pricing bills for MA have generated more than 100 cosponsors. Representative Benson’s description of her bill, H2810: In 2008, Massachusetts passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) and pledged to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. This bill puts a price on carbon emissions to incentivize a move toward renewable energy and help […]
H.3997 is the latest number given to An Act Relative to Greenworks, a bill supported by Speaker DeLeo. Below is the testimony presented by LWVMA which describes the importance of the bill to fund resilience and adaptation measures at the municipal and regional level. Note that in Launa’s testimony, she writes that the focus of the bill […]
H.832 is a major, extremely important bill for creating a roadmap with verifiable goals that would be periodically assessed and adjusted to ensure that we meet our energy goals for 2050. This excellent testimony by Launa Zimmaro explains the objectives of the bill and why it must be passed with record speed. Testimony submitted to the Joint […]
S.1958/H2836 is a large, comprehensive bill that tackles the climate crisis with big, structural changes across all sectors of the state economy. At our November 2nd meeting Senator Jo Comerford explained why she liked this bill. Then she told us she is more excited about a big new Senate omnibus bill, still in the writing stage, that […]
Two bills to mitigate harm to children at U.S. borders H.R. 3451, Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act H.R. 3452, Help Separated Families Act LWVUS was a co-signer of the letter below. Orange sections describe the bills. Dear Member of Congress, The undersigned organizations are writing to express our strong support […]
Driving America Forward Act, H.R. 2256 Clean School Bus Act of 2019, S. 1750 An essential goal in America’s plan to severely cut carbon emissions must include rapidly replacing all gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles in the next two decades. Over 40% of carbon emissions in Massachusetts come from transportation. The Driving America Forward Act, […]
Eliminate biomass from future energy production in Massachusetts Please join our campaign to eliminate biomass from future energy production in Massachusetts, which is part of our collaboration with the Amherst LWV, Climate Action Now, and other groups across western MA. Governor Baker’s administration plans to reclassify electricity and heat made by biomass plants as “renewable energy,” […]
HR 2096 and S1142 allow tax credits for (1) energy storage technologies, and (2) battery storage technology. The development of energy storage systems across the country is a crucial piece in integrating clean energy into the grid at a greater scale and ensuring that the power derived from clean energy sources like wind and solar is available when it’s needed most. The bill expands […]