Massachusetts Legislation

Statements from the Candidates for the State Senate Election, 2020: Jarred Rose and Walter Timilty

Statements from the Candidates for the State Senate Election, 2020: Jarred Rose and Walter Timilty Prompt by SSC Board: Sustainable Sharon Coalition (SSC) sees great potential for more synergy among sustainability strategies by municipalities and the state senate position. Some of many examples that illustrate sustainability initiatives in our town… Read More »Statements from the Candidates for the State Senate Election, 2020: Jarred Rose and Walter Timilty

Democracy Committee Update

Democracy Team Update Until we amend the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens v. FEC decision that opened the floodgates to massive political fundraising and spending, fossil fuel companies will continue to ply members of Congress with large campaign contributions, and Congress will continue to provide fossil fuel companies with billions… Read More »Democracy Committee Update

SSC Well Represented at 1/14 State House Lobby Day, Co-Sponsored by Mass Power Forward (MPF)

Our state Representative Louis Kafka and his Legislative Director Mark Hogan met with 7 of his constituents on Jan. 14, to include 5 Sharon folks, to discuss pending state environmental legislation.  Representative Kafka has a record of supporting environmental legislation and this, his final year, seems to be no exception. … Read More »SSC Well Represented at 1/14 State House Lobby Day, Co-Sponsored by Mass Power Forward (MPF)

Governor Baker Pledges Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050!!

On January 21, as part of his annual address on the state of the Commonwealth, Governor Charlie Baker pledged Massachusetts to a new goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making us the third state in the country to make such a commitment.  The other two states are New… Read More »Governor Baker Pledges Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050!!

New Trio of State Senate Climate Change Bills Proposed!

Last week was a big week for state climate change legislation!  Keeping her January promise, state Senate President Karen Spilka unveiled a trio of major climate change bills.  For an excellent summary of what this significant legislation contains, click on the following link:  https://climate-xchange.org/2020/01/23/mass-senates-climate-bills-overview-summary-context/?mc_cid=a153a9295b&mc_eid=b09a2b1771# These bills are packed with all… Read More »New Trio of State Senate Climate Change Bills Proposed!

Carbon Emissions – 2 Issues to Watch in 2020!

GAS HOOKUP BAN – Gas hookup ban on new construction and major renovation – passed overwhelmingly in Brookline November 2019 town meeting. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has issued an executive order banning gas hookups on new city-owned construction. Other area towns such as Newton are looking into their own gas… Read More »Carbon Emissions – 2 Issues to Watch in 2020!

SIGN THIS PETITION – REQUEST FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY – TO HELP SPEED UP CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

Quick action we can do now – help Attorney General Maura Healey help us develop more sustainable energy! Follow the link below to shout out to our electricity grid operator ISO! They make the electric grid rules, and we need greener rules now! Read Commonwealth Magazine article on this here:… Read More »SIGN THIS PETITION – REQUEST FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY – TO HELP SPEED UP CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

Carbon Pricing – Why and Are We Ready?

State Representative Mathew Muratore, Republican, 1st District Plymouth, wrote in a mid-August op-ed letter, “…only 20 percent of the state’s total emissions come from electricity… Specifically we need to reduce emissions in transportation and our heating sectors, which collectively account for 69 percent of the state’s carbon emissions.”  It is… Read More »Carbon Pricing – Why and Are We Ready?