The age of new fossil fuel infrastructure is over.
Across the state people are struggling against the construction of unneeded, unsafe, and climate-wrecking pipeline projects.
Baker claims that he can’t stop these projects.
We’re demanding he stop these projects. NOW. And forever.
Who We Are
#StandUpCharlie is campaign of Massachusetts residents who have been hurt by the energy policies of the Baker administration. We are people who have had large fracked gas pipelines built in our backyards; people who have experienced local air pollution and the risk of explosions. We are people who believe that a more just and clean economy is not only possible, it’s close - and a just transition is being blocked by the policies of the Baker administration.
The campaign is coordinated by Mass Power Forward, a coalition of 200 social justice, environmental, and community groups.
The civil disobedience actions are being coordinated by 350 Mass Action with the support of individuals, and is not associated with Mass Power Forward.
Our strategy is to mobilize hundreds of residents to highlight the discrepancy between Baker’s public “pro-climate” stance, and his actions, which largely are in support of the construction of huge new gas pipelines and powerplants. We believe in the power of people and social movements, and are creating opportunities for joyous action that will shift public opinion and build the movement for a just and rapid economic transition.
Contact Us / Media Inquires
Craig Altemose (general questions, civil disobedience, media), [email protected] 201-841-7105
Evan Seitz (general questions, media) [email protected]; 413-687-8444
Claire Miller (media) [email protected], 781-775-1429
350 Mass leaders at the Baker Stand-in on November 1st
Pipeline resisters affiliated with Toxics Action Center share their concerns with a representative from the Governor's office
We are demanding that Gov. Baker issue an executive order instructing state level agencies to do everything legally in their power to deny permits for new, large fossil fuel infrastructure projects. This executive order would make it difficult, if not impossible, for fossil fuel companies to get needed permits for fracked gas pipeline projects, gas power plants, and other polluting gas infrastructure. The executive order could signal a profound shift in energy policy: from investing billions into new fossil fuel infrastructure, to instead investing in renewable energy and our local communities.
Read the full demand letter Mass Power Forward delivered to the Baker administration.
Browse the legalese filled draft Executive Order provided to the administration.