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Legislative Campaign

Governor Baker is trying to roll back Massachusetts’ renewable energy standards to allow large, polluting wood-burning power plants like Palmer to collect millions of dollars per year in renewable energy subsidies funded by Massachusetts ratepayers. Urge your state legislators to support and co-sponsor the following bills:

1) An Act to prevent biomass energy to protect the air we breathe

(S.2197/H.3333

This bill removes subsidies for burning woody biomass from Massachusetts' two main clean energy programs, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and the Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS).

Click here for the Partnership for Policy Integrity's memo on this bill. Learn more about the RPS and APS here.

Current S.2197 cosponsors:

Eric Lesser, First Hampden and Hampshire

Adam Gomez, Hampden

Jay Livingstone, 8th Suffolk

Orlando Ramos, 9th Hampden

Jason Lewis,  5th Middlesex 

Jacob Oliveira, 7th Hampden

Joanne Comerford, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
John Keenan, Norfolk and Plymouth
Carmine Lawrence Gentile, 13th Middlesex
Sal N. DiDominico, Middlesex and Suffolk

Patrick O'Connor, Plymouth and Norfolk

Walter Timilty, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., 12th Hampden
Michelle L. Ciccolo, 15th Middlesex

Current H.3333 cosponsors:

Jay Livingstone, 8th Suffolk

Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire

Steven Owens, 29th Middlesex

Jacob Oliveira, 7th Hampden

Tricia Farley-Bouvier, 3rd Berkshire

Tami Gouveia, 14th Middlesex

Joanne Comerford, Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester 

Danillo Sena, 37th Middlesex

Dylan Fernandes, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 

Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex

David Rogers, 24th Middlesex

Michelle Ciccolo, 15th Middlesex

Jack Patrick Lewis, 7th Middlesex

Nika Elugardo, 15th Suffolk

Vanna Howard, 17th Middlesex
Patricia A. Duffy, 5th Hampden
Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., 12th Hampden
Jessica Ann Giannino, 16th Suffolk
Carmine Lawrence Gentile, 13th Middlesex
Tram T. Nguyen, 18th Essex

Michelle M. DuBois, 10th Plymouth

Mike Connolly, 26th Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe, 2nd Hampden

Christine P. Barber, 34th Middlesex

Walter F. Timilty, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Erika Uyterhoeven, 27th Middlesex

Kay Khan, 11th Middlesex

Natalie M. Higgins, 4th Worcester

Ruth B. Balser, 12th Middlesex

Mindy Domb, 3rd Hampshire

Meghan Kilcoyne, 12th Worcester

Adrian C. Madaro, 1st Suffolk

Sean Garballey, 23rd Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley, 9th Middlesex

Tommy Vitolo, 15th Norfolk

2) An Act ensuring a healthy future for environmental justice communities

(S.2186/H.3362)

This bill disqualifies any highly polluting facility from being eligible for the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) if it is located near an environmental justice community.

Click here for the Partnership for Policy Integrity's memo on this bill.

Current S.2186 cosponsors:

Adam Gomez, Hampden

Eric Lesser, First Hampden

Orlando Ramos, 9th Hampden

Michelle L. Ciccolo, 15th Middlesex
Carlos Gonzalez, 19th Hampden

Joanne M. Comerford, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

John F. Keenan, Norfolk and Plymouth

Jason M. Lewis, 5th Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico, Middlesex and Suffolk

Carmine Lawrence Gentile, 13th Middlesex

Current H.3362 cosponsors:
Orlando Ramos, 9th Hampden

Jay Livingstone, 9th Hampden

Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire

Tami Gouveia, 14th Middlesex

Jacob Oliveira, 7th Hampden

Christine Barber, 34th Middlesex

Jessica Ann Giannino, 16th Suffolk

Marcos Devers, 16th Essex

Danillo Sena, 37th Middlesex

Dylan Fernandes, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

David Allen Robertson, 19th Middlesex

Carolos Gonzalez, 10th Hampden

Liz Miranda, 5th Suffolk

Michelle Ciccolo, 15th Middlesex

Bud Williams, 11th Hampden

Nika Elugardo, 15th Suffolk
Adam Gomex, Hampden
Patricia A. Duffy
Elizabeth A. Malia, 11th Suffolk
Carmine Lawrence Gentile, 13th Middlesex
David M. Rogers, 24th Middlesex
Tram T. Nguyen, 18th Essex

Take Action

Find your state senator, and email or call to ask them to co-sponsor S.2197 and S.2186. If they are already a cosponsor, tell them thanks! It is important they know this issue matters to you.

Find your state representative, and email or call to ask them to co-sponsor H.3333 and H.3362. If they are already a cosponsor, tell them thanks! It is important they know this issue matters to you.