Sustainability and Climate Action

LWVA Opposes Relaxing RPS Biomass Standards

July 20, 2021

Five western Massachusetts Leagues sent a letter to Massachusetts AG Martha Healey. Recording of TUE hearing 7/30/21

Update on Biomass Resolution

February 16, 2021

The Biomass Resolution proposed by LWVA was passed, in slightly revised form, by the Amherst Town Council on February 8, 2021.

LWVA Resolution on Biomass Going to Town Council

January 28, 2021

LWVA's Sustainability and Climate Action Committee urges the Amherst Town Council to pass a resolution protesting the use of state subsidies for energy generation from woody biomass.

Pushing Back against Biomass

October 10, 2020

Local Leagues are telling the conference committee responsible for reconciling the Senate and House climate bills passed earlier this year that biomass energy must be removed from the list of “non-carbon emitting fuels.”

Why Does the Biomass Renewable Portfolio Standard Matter?

February 22, 2020

Detailed amendments for the state Renewable Portfolio Standard for biomass may seem like getting down into weedy domains best left to the experts. But are they?

LWVA supports proposed purchase of Hickory Ridge golf course

December 21, 2019

The proposed purchase is aligned with League positions on the Climate Emergency and the Connecticut River watershed.

Climate Action Goals for Amherst

November 22, 2019

LWVA supports Amherst's climate action goals.

Source to Sea Cleanup

October 17, 2019

On a beautiful autumn Saturday morning, 100-150 volunteers converged on Groff Park in Amherst for the Fort River Watershed's section of the Connecticut River Conservancy's Source to Sea Cleanup, armed with large plastic bags.

Climate Change Event Coming June 24

May 20, 2019

A program to promote open talk about climate change and suggest what individuals can do in the public arena.