Endorsement: Rally for Clean Energy — Boston Fee Party

Jan 7, 2023 | Ecosocialism, Endorsements

Boston DSA endorses the Boston Fee Party – Rally for Clean Energy

Prices of electricity are skyrocketing this winter because our region depends too much on fracked gas for our power. The current system is unsustainable, harmful, polluting, and unnecessary. We know that cleaner alternatives exist.

The people who run our regional electric system, called ISO-New England, are keeping us hooked on fossil fuels and costing residents money. And the worst part is, we ratepayers who fund this whole system have no seat at the table! They make their decisions behind closed doors, without any accountability.

We’re fed up with this system, and we want real transparency and clean energy now. We’re calling on our new Governor Maura Healey to demand reform from ISO-New England:

– add state representation to the ISO-NE Board of Directors

– force ISO-NE to set meaningful, ambitious decarbonization goals for our electric system that include environmental justice considerations

– replace ISO-NE CEO Gordon van Welie with a new leader who is ready to actually tackle the climate crisis

We refuse to support an electric system with exponentially rising costs while our voices go unheard.

No rate elevation without representation!