Somerset needs your help! Please, come out to stand strong for Somerset and Southeastern Massachusetts!
Coal plants are closing across the nation and in Southeastern Massachusetts. This is a challenging time for Somerset and the region, but it is also an exciting time of opportunity. MA Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary, Richard K. Sullivan, heads the State's Coal Plant Task Force, which will hold an important public meeting in Somerset to listen to the citizens' concerns for the future with respect to the Brayton Point and Montaup power plant sites. This task force committee will consider providing state funds to host cities and towns affected by the transition away from coal-fired power plants. There is a pressing requirement for communities to show strong public participation in developing plans for transition and re-use of these sites in order to qualify to receive crucial funding to move our transition process forward, and plan for the need of workers and community. Our voices do make a difference!
We look forward to seeing you there!
WHO: Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan
Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Mark Sylvia
Senator Michael Rodrigues
Representative Patricia Haddad
Members of the state's coal plant task force
Local officials and the Public
WHEN: Monday, January 6, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Somerset Council on Aging, 115 Wood Street, Somerset