Tomorrow - Monday, Oct 2nd 11am to 1pm!
PUBLIC RALLY to Stop Private Jet Expansion
at Hanscom or Anywhere
State House steps, 24 Beacon St., Boston
Attending the Rally is one of the best ways you can help right now. Numbers matter when we need to demonstrate that the will of citizens is to STOP this and any other private jet expansion because it’s a luxury that our climate can’t afford.
Following the outside portion of the rally, where we will hear remarks from Senator Barrett and others, we will deliver our 10,000+ petition signatures to Governor Healey by her office with a message that: Massport’s plans are a direct and immediate threat to Massachusetts efforts to combat climate change–and we citizens look to her to show bold climate leadership by using her influence with Massport to cancel the project.
With our presence and numbers, we will show Governor Healey–and our state legislators–that she has broad grassroots support for stopping the private jet expansion at Hanscom or anywhere.
Sep 28 | 6:30 - 7:45 pm | Bedford Town Hall + Zoom
Discussion Panelists: Neil Rasmussen (President, Save Our Heritage), Emily Mitchell (Bedford Select Board), Bill McKibben (Author, Educator, Environmentalist, via zoom)
Sponsors: Mothers Out Front Bedford, Third Act of Bedford, and League of Women Voters of Bedford (members of SPJE.org). Co-sponsor: Energy & Sustainability Committee of Bedford
Massport is planning a massive hangar build-out for private jets at Hanscom Field (NOT at Hanscom Air Force Base), representing the largest single development in Hanscom’s history. If carried out, these plans will dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions and undermine municipal, state, and national climate goals at a time when climate scientists are urging us to accelerate these goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The speakers will present information on the proposed expansion and its impact on our climate and community. After hearing from the speakers, there may be opportunity for questions.
Proposed Hanscom Field Expansion triples private jet capacity
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The Summer of 2023 seems to be a moment where seemingly far future predictions of climate catastrophe are all suddenly around us in real time. From heat domes to a melted Antartic, we are in the midst of a climate changed world. It can be demoralizing. What to do and think? Each of us needs to find our own special super-power to act in community with others to build a better world. Listen to The Climate Minute:
Mass. Climate Action Network blog
The reading list:
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon that protects environmental justice communities.
Thanks for listening.
…Ted McIntyre | July 26, 2023