Events

The events listed here are not all sponsored or conducted by No Fracked Gas in Mass. We offer them as a way of helping people participate in the full range of anti-pipeline, pro-clean-energy and environmental events shaping our future.


THURSDAY — JULY 7, 2022 — ONLINE WEBINAR
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DOER Releases Draft Stretch Energy Code Regulations – overview of the code language and responses to frequently asked questions

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is pleased to release draft code language for its Stretch Energy Code and Specialized Municipal Opt-in Code:

DOER’s Draft Regulations have been filed with the Secretary of State on June 24.

These codes are now open for public comment. Additional important information can be found here and below:

  1. The public comment period will be open until 5:00 p.m. EST on August 12th. Written comments are encouraged via email to stretchcode@mass.gov with the words BUILDING CODE COMMENTS in the subject line.  Alternatively, comments can be submitted via mail to Ian Finlayson, Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.  
  2. DOER will provide an overview of the code language and responses to frequently asked questions during a recorded webinar on July 7th at 3:30 p.m. Register in advance for the webinar here.
  3. DOER will hold three public hearings to take comments on the draft regulations. More information can be found here and below. Please email stretchcode@mass.gov to sign up to provide public comment or to request interpretation services.

Date

Time

Location

July 22nd, 2022

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Westborough, MA 01581 

August 2nd, 2022

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thomas Crane Public Library

40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169

August 8th, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Virtual 

  1. DOER has convened a Stretch Energy Code Technical Advisory Committee (SE-TAC) of code experts to review and provide technical feedback on the code language. Information on the SE-TAC can be found here. Meetings will be open to the public for those who would like to listen.
  2. Public comments received by DOER on its Stretch Energy Code Straw Proposal can be found here.

Free public event. Hosted by MassDOER.

3:30 – 5:00 pm ET
Online
» Register here for webinar      

MONDAY — JULY 11, 2022 — BOSTON, MA
wake up legislators
— We are sounding the alarm! Wake up legislators!
Only 10 Days Left for Climate & Environmental Justice! Bring your pots and pans, drums, noisemakers of all kinds!

Join us, Mass Power Forward, in calling on our legislators to wake up and do more for environmental and climate justice! Air Quality! Siting Reform! Housing Justice and Retrofits! 100% Renewable Energy! Just Transition for workers! Indigenous Justice! Here is the full list of bills on a letter we delivered in May.

We must show up so our leaders know that we demand climate action now. The conference committee is deliberating this month and aim to have their mash-up bill out in early July. Now is the time to make noise, together in community.

Please keep our community safe by bringing and wearing a mask. For disability justice and accessibility we will also have an online/at home option!

Free public event. Hosted by Mass Power Forward.

11 am to 1 pm ET
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
» RSVP here      
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FRIDAY — JULY 22, 2022 — WESTBOROUGH, MA
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— Public Comment process for the Draft Code Proposal

DOER is seeking public comments on the Stretch Energy Code and Specialized Stretch Code Draft Regulation, released on June 24, 2022, to inform the final code language.  Written comments will be accepted until 5 PM on August 12th 2022.  Please submit written comments on the regulations electronically to stretchcode@mass.gov with the words BUILDING CODE COMMENTS in the subject line.  Alternatively, comments can be submitted via mail to Ian Finlayson, Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

This is one of three public hearings held by DOER  to receive verbal feedback.

 Free public event. Hosted by MassDOER.

9:30 – 11:30 am
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Road
Westborough, MA  01581

» More info here      
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Interpretation services will be provided in American Sign Language, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. For interpretation services in other languages, please email a request to stretchcode@mass.gov by August 1, 2022.

TUESDAY — AUGUST 2, 2022 — QUINCY, MA
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— Public Comment process for the Draft Code Proposal

DOER is seeking public comments on the Stretch Energy Code and Specialized Stretch Code Draft Regulation, released on June 24, 2022, to inform the final code language.  Written comments will be accepted until 5 PM on August 12th 2022.  Please submit written comments on the regulations electronically to stretchcode@mass.gov with the words BUILDING CODE COMMENTS in the subject line.  Alternatively, comments can be submitted via mail to Ian Finlayson, Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

This is one of three public hearings held by DOER  to receive verbal feedback.

 Free public event. Hosted by MassDOER.

5:30 – 8:30 pm
Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA  02169

» More info here      
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Interpretation services will be provided in American Sign Language, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. For interpretation services in other languages, please email a request to stretchcode@mass.gov by August 1, 2022.

MONDAY — AUGUST 8, 2022 — ONLINE
DOER logo
— Public Comment process for the Draft Code Proposal

DOER is seeking public comments on the Stretch Energy Code and Specialized Stretch Code Draft Regulation, released on June 24, 2022, to inform the final code language.  Written comments will be accepted until 5 PM on August 12th 2022.  Please submit written comments on the regulations electronically to stretchcode@mass.gov with the words BUILDING CODE COMMENTS in the subject line.  Alternatively, comments can be submitted via mail to Ian Finlayson, Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

This is one of three public hearings held by DOER  to receive verbal feedback.

 Free public event. Hosted by MassDOER.

1:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Online
» Register here      
» More info here      
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Interpretation services will be provided in American Sign Language, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. For interpretation services in other languages, please email a request to stretchcode@mass.gov by August 1, 2022.


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