MA Power Forward
80+ Environmental Organizations, Clean Energy Businesses & Faith Groups to Launch Coordinated Campaign to Fight for Clean Energy
Simultaneous Press Conferences in Weymouth, Boston, Holyoke, Pittsfield, West Peabody and Fall River
WHAT:On Wednesday, 80+ environmental organizations, faith and community groups, and small businesses will join forces to launch Mass Power Forward, a brand-new statewide coalition that will provide a united front for advocates fighting polluting infrastructure and calling for a just transition to clean energy.
Advocates will come together at six simultaneous press conferences in Weymouth, Boston, Holyoke, Pittsfield, West Peabody and Fall River and unveil the full list of environmental organizations, community groups, small businesses and religious congregations that have endorsed the coalition’sprinciples.
Mass Power Forward will be particularly active at the State House, where representatives are currently considering several important energy bills regarding solar power, offshore wind and gas pipelines. A major legislative hearing on energy is scheduled for September 29.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Wednesday, September 9
Boston: 9:15 am at the Greater Boston Food Bank Yawkey Distribution Center, 70 S Bay Ave, Boston
Holyoke: 9 am at Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St, Holyoke
Weymouth: 11 am atNewell Playground, 184 Idlewell Blvd, Weymouth, MA
Pittsfield: 11 am outside the offices of Kinder Morgan, Kinder Morgan office, 137 North Street, Pittsfield
West Peabody: 9:30 am at Russell Trailhead at Independence Greenway, West Peabody
Fall River: time & location TBD
WHO: 80+ environmental organizations, faith and community groups, and small businesses from across the Commonwealth, including Environmental League of Massachusetts, Sierra Club, Toxics Action Center, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Clean Water Action, Conservation Law Foundation, The Acadia Center, Better Future Project / 350 Mass, Boston Climate Action Network, The Appalachian Mountain Club, and many more
MORE INFO: http://mapowerforward.com