Why is Government Relations important? Because utility siting (e.g. transmission line projects) exists in a highly regulated environment and the current legal framework is outdated and needs changing. The laws that govern how utility projects are approved do not reflect modern understanding of health, community, and environmental impacts. So core members of our team have been pursuing various strategies to change things. In June, we focused on working with the Attorney General’s office and lobbying in support of Mass. House Bill 4357, which would require the Energy Facilities Siting Board to consider more than just construction cost for utility proposals.
We’re also still vigorously pursing a legal challenge and community action – but research shows that success against a utility siting project triples when these strategies are coupled with an aggressive political strategy. Read on to find out about our work with the Attorney General’s office and the Statehouse and for info on upcoming events.
The board of PS, Inc. have begun meeting with our attorney on a biweekly basis to ensure that he and we have the most up-to-date information regarding our mutual efforts. Read More...
During the month of June, you may have noticed many calls to contact your legislators to support Mass. House Bill 4357. Read more...
A delegation from Protect Sudbury attended a “listening session” on June 27th at Roxbury Community College hosted by staffers from Attorney General Maura Healey’s office. Read more...
Friday, July 15
12:00 – 1:00pm
State Rep. Carmine Gentile Office Hours
Sudbury Senior Center
40 Fairbanks Road