The MA Senate Energy Bill is out and soon to be up for debate. Just like the House version, we have a short window for influencing the items in this bill and any of the needed amendments. See this great action plan from our friends at Clean Water Action and make sure to make your calls & use the email action alert today! If you think of more thoughts later that's ok too. We have until Wednesday to get heard on this.
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FROM JOEL at CLEAN WATER ACTION:
The Senate will debate its energy bill Thursday! Below and attached are a template action alert/phone call script you could use for contacting Senators. When amendment numbers become clear, I'll send a note to point directly to them. (If you want to see the automated email action alert Clean Water is using, it's here: bit.ly/MASenateEnergy - feel free to borrow or edit the form email).
SUBJECT: ACTION ALERT: Call your State Senator!
The Senate will soon take up the energy omnibus bill, S2372, strong legislation that supports many of our priorities. However, we can go further by banning the pipeline tax, restoring gas leaks reforms, and supporting solar power.
Please call your Senator to say:
My name is _________ and I’m a constituent.
I’m calling as a member of _____________. (if you're a member of a group)
I know you’ll be debating comprehensive energy legislation that recently passed the House. I urge you to advance these priorities:
Ban the pipeline tax. – Sen. Jehlen AMENDMENT
Consumers should not be forced to pay for gas pipelines we don’t need. Please prohibit electric companies from charging us for gas pipelines.
Build on our gas leaks laws. Support Sen. Eldridge AMENDMENT
I am asking you to restore and strengthen the gas leaks repair policies included in the House Bill by adding worker safety provisions. Please support amendments by Senator Eldridge to fix gas leaks.
Thank you for protecting our environment, gas workers and first responders.
Please ensure all communities have access to solar energy by supporting amendments to bolster low-income and community solar.
Hold firm on offshore wind and the Renewable Portfolio Standard.
I support the Senate’s plan to for at least 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy and to accelerate the “RPS.” These policies support local clean energy and good jobs.
Thank you for your support.
Find your Senator at https://malegislature.gov/People/Search or wheredoivotema.com
Thank you for picking up the phone and making this call now.
Action Alert #1:Contact your Congressional Senators about the AIM pipeline
FROM SANE ENERGY:
TODAY! Join us and our strong group of allies in a quad-state effort to tell the Federal Senators to hold a press conference demanding FERC issues a "Stay To Stop All Work on the Spectra AIM Pipeline" Our Lives Are On The Line!