So heres a super local issue that I want people to be aware of: In Peabody MA, they’re building a 60-megawatt gas powered plant that local politicians swear they knew NOTHING about. The company building it is called MMWEC and it was approved (by someone..?) in 2015. (THREAD)
The idea of using gas power in 2021 when we’ve had effective alternatives for so long is alarming but even more so is the complete lack of accountability. The mayor @TedBettencourt says that @PeabodyLight (the Peabody Municipal Light Plant) “operates independently” from the city
How is that even possible?!?!?!? 😡😡
A local climate action group called Breathe Clean North Shore along w/ @ComActionWorks holds regular zoom meetings in which multiple state senators and reps have joined and claimed they were unaware of this project until recently and said there was no vote held in their chamber
Here’s my state senator @SenJoanLovely celebrating the company responsible for the plant while seemingly trying to trick people into thinking that the company promotes green energy???
The gaslighting (pun intended) continues on MMWEC’s website with pictures of green windmill and solar panel drawings when it is literally gas powered
We have no answers as to how this was approved, or who approved it and whether or not local officials are being honest about their lack of involvement because their is no requirement for transparency in voting records in Massachusetts
If you are passionate about the climate crisis, especially if you are local, please DM me or get in contact with Breathe Clean. We need more people involved in stopping the construction of this plant and demanding answers from politicians.
I would love to see @sunrisemvmt @SunriseBoston get involved if they aren’t already. Please like/retweet this thread or send it to someone you know in this area to get the word out. Thank you!! 😊❤️🌳
Special shoutout to my state rep @sallykerans4rep for being outspoken on this issue and for encouraging people to get on these calls and participate in preventing this project

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