H. 2932 – “To Enact the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership” Would create a $6,000,000 “starter” fund under the jurisdiction of a tightly–controlled consortium of special interests, especially the wealthy wood energy lobby group, Mass. Forest Alliance.
If protected, Massachusetts forests can help to prevent runaway climate change and protect resilient ecosystems that are able to adapt to change. Cutting down forests — especially burning them for energy — worsens climate change, degrades ecosystems, destroys cultural sites, and threatens public health. Intact Forests Fight Climate Change • Forests absorb and store carbon …
Charts Showing the Rate of Emissions and PM 2.5 pollution of biomass for heat OR electricity is higher than fossil fuels
The social costs down the road of ignoring the value of forests to mitigate climate change are enormous, incalculable, and the marginalized communities locally to globally will suffer first and most. The Social Cost of Carbon and Forests