Monthly Chapter Meeting – 8/8/2023
Updates on “Make Polluters Pay” & Hanscom Expansion Campaign

Posted on Jul 14, 2023 | Monthly Chapter Meetings

At our August chapter meeting, we were informed about several urgent actions to take, and to begin acting on them.

1 – Make Polluters Pay

We heard from Representative Steve Owens about the Make Polluters bill (H.872) that will create a climate superfund, penalizing the worst polluters of greenhouse gasses, and funding resilience and adaptation projects in communities most impacted by climate change.

The Mass Polluters Pay Campaign is part of a national push to Make Polluters Pay, as we are campaigning alongside political leaders and activists in Vermont, Maryland, and New York. For more info, visit: https://www.polluterspayma.org

2. Hanscom airport private jet expansion

Roger Luckmann informed us about plans at Hanscom field to increase capacity for private jets. Take action here to prevent the expansion of Hanscom field and reduce airplane emissions.
• Sign the online Petition to Governor Healey (link below) urging her to stop the
senseless North Airfield private jet hangar expansion plans AND
• Share it widely with your friends, communities, networks, and throughout MA.
You will find options to share on social media on the sign-on page.
Click here to sign on the online petition This petition launches the Campaign to Stop Super-Emitter Private Jet Expansion at Hanscom—or Any Airport.

3 – Sept. 17 National Day of Action

We began to organize for the Sept. 17 National Day of Action.  ECA National is organizing a hub where we will meet up with people from other ECA chapters. We will explore options for going there as a group, with our “accomplices” in 350 Mass, MCAN, Mothers Out Front and friends on buses or on the train. This action is planned to amplify the Sept 20 UN Climate Ambition Summit in New York and make demands on our executive branch to quickly phase out all dependence on fossil fuels. https://www.endfossilfuels.us/
Partnering Organizations: https://www.endfossilfuels.us/partner-orgs

And if you are not going to NYC, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHERE YOU ARE??

The video from the August chapter meeting is here.

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