Tell the Massachusetts Legislature: Don’t Subsidize Pollution in Springfield!

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Heidi Dollard
6 days ago
This is a tragic and polluting waste of wood resources.

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Jennifer Markey
7 days ago
I’m signing it because biomass burning adds to particulate matter in our air, impacting the health of our residents and contributing to environmental racism.

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Martha Kelly
1 week ago
I m from Hartford, CT, another Environmental Justice community, in the nation's Top 10 Cities for Asthma. 30+% of our school children have asthma. You classifications for burning anything as a non-emitting pollution source of renewable energy are not rational. Please learn and improve them for the sake of lungs and hearts everywhere.

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mark LeLacheur
2 weeks ago
Clean Air saves lives

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Elizabeth Eveson
4 weeks ago
The mountains in The Valley often act as a bowl. Air gets trapped here. We already issues with pollution and a high incidence rate is asthma as a result. Don’t pollute our air any further.

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Jennifer Forest
4 weeks ago
I care about the health and air quality for my neighbors. I understand that biomass burning would make many people of color sick and this is unacceptable to me!

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Val Nelson Taylor
1 month ago
No way! We already have crazy high rates of asthma especially among people of color who are too often ignored in these decisions. More of us are watching.

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Cynthia Pease
Sep 16, 2020
This project will be detrimental to the environmental and human health of a very wide area around Springfield. It is neither renewable nor clean energy.

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Janicr Pegels
Sep 15, 2020
I'm signing because burning biomass in not renewable energy and it is a terrible pollutant of the environment causing lung cancer, asthma, and chronic lung disease, and contributes to climate change by increasing the carbon footprint on our planet.

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Susan Haff
Sep 15, 2020
the clock is ticking. in this time of re-evaluating our priorities, we must not sit idly by and just let this monster become a reality. The people in the neighborhood live lives that DO matter, and doing nothing makes us complicit with further degrading their existence in "the asthma capital of the U.S."