(from better future project)
As many of you know, we’ve been going to the Governor’s office for the past two months, asking him to block new fossil fuel projects before the end of the UN climate conference (COP23) on November 18th.
In total, over 350 people from a broad coalition of groups and individuals have visited the office in-person with this request over the past two months.
After six of us refused to leave last Wednesday, the Governor was finally forced to respond in the media. He said, when it comes to things like energy policy, “we don’t take options off the table.”
So we are coming back, again, to explain that if you are serious about climate change then fracked gas is not an option. Fracked gas threatens our health, our communities, and our climate. More fracked gas projects need to be off the table.
So we are mobilizing in force on November 16th, and we invite you to join us
We will meet inside the State House at 12:00 Noon (arrive early if you can), where we will recount where we’ve been, where we are, and why we need Governor Baker to lead now, before giving him one final chance to lead before the end of COP23.
As this will represent our final plea to Governor Baker to seize this critical leadership moment and define his climate legacy, this time, we’ll be staying in the State House until it closes.
We know some of you only have an hour of your time to give, others may have 2 or 3 or 4 hours. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to stay with us for as long or as little as you are able.
Thanks for standing with us ; We hope to see you on the 16th!
Craig for 350 Mass