Their collective response to climate science? To emphasize uncertainty and keep fossil fuels flowing.
Massachusetts’ ethics laws prohibit state employees from participating in matters where they may benefit financially as they seek prospective employment.
“Since the governor is weighing in on major projects designed to boost the gas industries in the state, it is not at all appropriate for him to invest personally in the same sector that he may develop, with tax dollars."
“The fact that they would just ignore these samples is extremely troubling. It’s a clear threat to the health of children and families in the Fore River Basin.”
Citizens and experts who are appealing the permit have included these revelations in their appeal, which the DEP will hear next month.
“To be taking the work of climate deniers at this time is unconscionable."
"Columbia Gas and NiSource must provide reassurance that all of the municipalities’ requests will be met, in order to have a chance of rebuilding trust while rebuilding infrastructure."
“A person like me would've gotten an apology, but a person like Emory somehow finds his way in handcuffs for trying to pay for his breakfast with real money.”
On the evening of April 4, 1968, an hour or so after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, I was in a jail cell in Concord, Mass., writing a freshman paper about King, Gandhi and Thoreau.
These victories—many of them bipartisan—across the country give hope for 2017.
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