Our campaign to save Cape Wind has become more urgent than ever. Last Wednesday, National Grid announced that they were joining the effort to expand the Spectra gas pipeline — one of several polluting and unnecessary new gas pipelines proposed for our state. We need to tell Marcy Reed, President of National Grid in Massachusetts, to invest in wind turbines, not gas pipelines — starting with Cape Wind. By reinstating National Grid’s contract to buy 50% of the power from Cape Wind, Marcy Reed can save our nation’s first offshore wind farm and help put Massachusetts on the path to a clean energy future.
It may be cold out, but the campaign is heating up. Ten other organizations, including Clean Water Action, Environment Massachusetts, and Mothers Out Front, have joined us as partners, supporters or endorsers of the campaign, and hundreds of people have already RSVP’d for Saturday’s rally.
WHAT: Rally to Save Cape Wind
WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 1 pm
WHERE: Boston Common — meet at the Park Street T stop (check out the rideshare board, if you need a ride).
We know National Grid is listening — we’ve been invited to meet with Ed White, their vice president of customer and environmental strategy, tomorrow. We need to show National Grid the power of our movement, which means we need to make this rally as big as it can be.
Don’t forget to dress warm!
See you Saturday,
Laura Borth, Downing Cless, Carolyn Barthel, Sabine von Mering, Emily Hart, Emily Kirkland, Craig Altemose, and the rest of the Save Cape Wind team
PS: Nearly 2,500 people have signed our petition to National Grid asking them to reinstate their contract with Cape Wind. We’re delivering the petitions tomorrow, so time is running out — sign the petition now and send the link to your friends today!