On September 9th, Toxics Action Center and others launched Mass Power Forward, a statewide coalition committed to securing energy policy that is accountable to communities, the environment, and generations to come.
Jones River Watershed Association (JRWA), through its Cape Cod Bay Watch program, is one of more than 100 advocacy, environmental, faith-based, and business groups that have joined the coalition. In particular, JRWA wants to ensure Massachusetts transitions away from dangerous, polluting nuclear power and other dirty energy sources that could harm our regional environment, and instead supports renewables and energy efficiency.
The State of Massachusetts has become a leader in energy issues, transitioning away from polluting sources of energy to renewables and energy efficiency. The Commonwealth is at a point in time where it will need to invest billions to replace retiring power plants with long-term infrastructure. This is a critical time that will shape our energy future.
Mass Power Forward will work to ensure that Massachusetts adopts an energy policy that supports local renewable energy resources, keeps energy dollars in our communities, creates good green jobs and protects our Commonwealth from climate change and life-threatening pollution.
Read this Sept. 10, 2015 article from WATD about one local launch of Mass Power Forward. Weymouth: New Energy Coalition Powers Forward →