Patti Batchelder

  • signed Gov Baker: Ban Tar Sands Oil! 2015-11-30 04:29:25 -0500
    Eliminate the Net Metering Cap! It’s a handout to the utilities and will contribute to the deaths our grandchildren. This isn’t an ordinary battle over who walks away with the money. It’s life or death for the entire human race.

    Gov Baker: Ban Tar Sands Oil!

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    Tar sands oil is among the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, and it will soon be entering Massachusetts: a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that by 2020, as much as 18% of Massachusetts' oil could be tar sands oil.

    If there's anywhere where we can draw a line in the sand against tar sands oil, it's Massachusetts. That's why we're joining forces with other environmental and citizen groups and calling for a clean fuels standard, a new policy that would essentially ban tar sands oil from our state.

    Sign our postcard to Governor Baker online by adding your name below!

    Dear Governor Baker,

    Extracting and burning tar sands fuels leads to poisoned water, clear-cut forests, broken treaties with indigenous peoples, and staggering levels of carbon pollution. Unless we take action, 18% of Massachusetts’ fuels could come from tar sands by 2020.

    Please implement a clean fuels standard in Massachusetts to keep tar sands and other dirty fuels out of our state.

    PS: Great work by Bryon Hinebaugh, who designed the "Ban Tar Sands" postcard image! 

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  • signed Sign the Petition to Save Cape Wind 2015-02-27 22:40:27 -0500

    Sign the Petition to Save Cape Wind!

    marcy_reed_v2.jpgMarcy Reed, the president of National Grid in MA, has been a long-term and enthusiastic supporter of offshore wind. Now, the fate of the nation's first offshore wind farm lies in her hands.  By reinstating National’s Grid commitment to buy 50% of the power from Cape Wind, she can save the nation’s first offshore wind farm, help create thousands of jobs, and move toward securing Massachusetts’ clean energy future. 

    4,036 signatures

    Dear Marcy Reed, President of National Grid in Massachusetts,

    We need National Grid to be a leader to help Massachusetts transition from fossil fuels to alternatives like wind.

    Massachusetts cannot afford the cost of continuing to dump pollution recklessly into the atmosphere. Rising global temperatures disrupt the livelihoods, and lives, of everyone. Climate change is having serious effects here in Massachusetts, including more frequent and severe storms and especially rising sea levels.

    Adding gas pipelines only increases our dependence on fossil fuels.  We need wind turbines, not gas pipelines, to move Massachusetts toward a clean energy economy. The Cape Wind project, in particular, is a vital step toward a sustainable future, and its fate is in your hands. 

    Please redouble your efforts to move away from fossil fuels by renewing your commitment to the Cape Wind project and by pledging your support for future wind energy projects.

    Sincerely yours,

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