Emily Pomilio, Sierra Club, (480) 286-0401, Emily.email@example.com
Emily Norton, (508) 397-6839, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston, MA - Governor Baker’s administration announced the results of a clean energy procurement process today as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to reduce carbon pollution by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050. The state is proposing contracts with Canadian based hydroelectric power, rather than bids including renewable energy that create jobs in New England.
In response, Emily Norton, Massachusetts Chapter Director of the Sierra Club issued the following statement:
“Governor Baker has demonstrated that he is out of touch with Massachusetts families and businesses that want more jobs, stable energy costs, and a healthy climate. By choosing Canadian hydro, we will be shipping more of our energy dollars out of the country to purchase destructive Canadian hydro. Not only will we be contributing to ecological destruction on a massive scale, we will be furthering the exploitation of the indigenous people of Canada.”
About the Sierra Club
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