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MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY ALLIANCE
ENVIRONMENT COMES FIRST
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Just as the western part of the state said no to diversion of Connecticut River water into Quabbin in the 1980’s to meet the ever-growing need for water in the eastern part of the state, we now say no to the exploitation of our forests for energy. Western Massachusetts is not the state’s energy colony. Water conservation decreased Boston’s demand by 30%; energy conservation can eliminate the need for new plants to be built.

Alexandra Dawson, JD, President

Alexandra received her law degree from Harvard in 1966. She worked for private law firms for seven years, then moved over to the Conservation Law Foundation.  Since then she has been counsel to a regional planning council, taught in six colleges, written a book and a manual on environmental law and science, run a graduate program at Antioch New England, and fought the diversion of the Connecticut River as counsel to the Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee.  She is semi-retired in western Mass and writes a column for the county paper. 

 

Mary S. Booth, PhD. Senior Scientist

A co-founder of MEEA in 2009, Mary is an ecosystem ecologist with a PhD in Ecology from Utah State University, and an MA in Plant Biology from the University of Massachusetts. Her research has focused on soil nitrogen and carbon cycling and how plants influence their environment, as well as development of a pollution loading model for the Mississippi River Basin. She lives in Pelham, MA.

MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY ALLIANCE (MEEA)