A statewide coalition of environmental, health and social justice groups is asking Governor Patrick and Lt. Governor Murray to stand by the Administration’s 2010 pledge to limit ratepayer–funded incentives for biomass combustion power plants that burn wood for electricity. In the past 2 years, residents from across the state have signed over 135,000 petitions, postcards, letters and emails asking for stronger laws. Some groups are demanding a complete moratorium on state permits for biomass electricity until outstanding questions about health and climate impacts are answered.
See coverage of the rally from the Examiner: Mass residents gather at statehouse to oppose biomass regulationsby