The Green Committee is heading to Boston for a rally and we want you to join us!
First planned fourteen years ago, Cape Wind, an offshore wind farm project in Nantucket Sound, has passed extensive environmental reviews and defeated more than two dozen Bill Koch-funded lawsuits. It has been in trouble since early January, when National Grid and Northeast Utilities withdrew from their commitment to buy 77.5% of the project’s power. Clean energy advocates all over the Northeast are calling on National Grid President Marcy Reed, a well-known champion of clean energy and Cape Wind, to honor National Grid’s withdrawn commitment for 50% of the power. This project would help launch a new clean energy industry that would create tens of thousands of jobs in communities like New Bedford, MA. 350 Massachusetts and allies are organizing a major rally for Saturday, February 28, to save Cape Wind!
For Massachusetts to do its fair share for a sustainable future for our children, we eventually need to have 55% of our energy come from offshore wind power, so we need to start with Cape Wind NOW!
The Save Cape Wind rally will be held on the Boston Common (near the Park Street T stop) on Saturday, February 28, at 1:00 PM! There will be lively music and art, speakers, and 13-foot model wind turbines! The rally will last about an hour.
To double your effectiveness, you can also sign the petition below to indicate your support for Cape Wind:
Let’s show our support for the planet, show our kids how we can make a difference, and have fun doing it!
Let me know if you’ll be joining us. Carpooling from the FUSF parking lot.
Carolyn and Rand Barthel