Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Committee

March 5, 2005

To Whom It May Concern:

We are testifying in support of modifying the platform section on Environment, Preservation & Sustainability (Part VIII).

We believe that the issue of developing renewable energy resources is critical to the overall effort at attaining sustainability and indeed US security in the world. To this end we propose the following plank be added to this section:

"We recognize the need for America to broaden its energy supply base and to invest in new energy technologies and sources. We want to make Massachusetts a world leader in research and development of alternative and renewable energy, creating valuable new jobs and economic growth in the process."
Thank you for considering our opinions.