TUE Committee Campaign
The DOER is required by law to send its proposal to the joint Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) committee for review. After getting the report, DOER needs to wait 30 days before finalizing the rule change. During that time, the committee is expected to issue a report and may hold a public hearing. Despite public pressure from advocacy groups and Attorney General Maura Healey's office, the TUE has not scheduled a hearing or issued a report.
Before the Baker Administration can make changes to the biomass rules in the Renewable Portfolio Standard, the changes must be reviewed by the joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) of the State Legislature.
More than 30 Massachusetts advocacy groups and Attorney General Maura Healey's office have weighed in with concerns about this proposed rule change. Contact TUE leaders and committee members and urge them to hold a public hearing on the proposed RPS rollbacks.
TUE Committee Senate Leaders:
Bruce E. Tarr (Ranking Minority)
TUE Committee House Leaders
Lenny Mirra (Ranking Minority)