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Reimagined Energy for Our Communities (REFOCUS) Campaign
We have an opportunity to help shape the future of Puerto Rico’s energy system to one that reflects community interests and energy democracy. Join the Energy Democracy Project’s REFOCUS campaign in calling on Deanne Criswell, President Biden’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, to prioritize FEMA’s $12 billion Puerto Rico disaster recovery and mitigation funding towards the development of community-driven, resilient, local renewable energy resources for Puerto Rico’s people.
Fight fracked gas expansion and massive rate hikes in NY!
Following massive rate hikes last year, National Grid is back demanding more money from customers to invest in their gas system with ANOTHER rate increase that will raise everyone’s bills by an average of $30 a month. National Grid’s leaky, toxic gas system is harming New Yorkers and the climate. It should be RETIRED, NOT REPLACED! The Public Service Commission (PSC) and the governor must reject National Grid’s proposal to extend the life of its fracked gas system and the company’s request for massive rate hikes. Sign on today to demand zero investments in fracked gas infrastructure, an enforceable plan to retire a fossil fuel facility in Brooklyn by 2030, and investments in the development of a clean, efficient, and affordable thermal energy network.
NY’s New Cap & Invest Program Must Prioritize Environmental Justice
Right now, New York is developing a new cap-and-invest (C&I) program to set a limit, or cap, on greenhouse gas and co-pollutant emissions. Done right, a cap-and-invest program would make the state’s corporate polluters pay up for their toxic pollution, raising billions of dollars to address the climate crisis head-on. Done wrong, NY’s cap program could repeat the mistakes we’ve seen in other states where emissions have been concentrated in Black, brown, and working-class communities. It’s vital that NY’s state regulators build an equitable system that serves the people of New York. Use this tool to send an email to regulators and Governor Hochul to call for a just cap-and-invest program!
MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda
The 2023-2024 Indigenous Legislative Agenda includes 5 priorities: Remove Racist Mascots, Honor Indigenous People’s Day, Celebrate and Teach Native American Cultures & History, Protect Native American Heritage, and Support the Education and Futures of Native Youth. Please urge your state legislators to co-sponsor these 5 important bills today!
Build Back Fossil Free in Puerto Rico
When record-breaking hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, millions of families lose electricity, clean water, and internet — and many lose their homes. At the root of this crisis is a centralized, fossil fuel utility system that's highly vulnerable to storm damage. But instead of investing in resilient, rational solutions like rooftop and community solar, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is spending billions on reconstructing the old, failing system. Join the Center for Biological Diversity in urging FEMA to fix this destructive cycle of injustice — not feed it — by bringing distributed renewable energy to Puerto Rico.
The Energy Democracy Project has launched its REFOCUS campaign to break-up the monopoly power of big utility companies and restore the power of communities to govern, share, and use energy! Check out their new website, sign-up for updates, and sign-on to their Puerto Rico Quick Response Solidarity Program.