Mass. needs to put a price on carbon
Actions must back words if we want to be a climate leader
SINCE THE TRUMP administration stands alone as the only national government in the world rejecting the Paris Climate Agreement, states across the U.S. are standing up, saying “We Are still in” when it comes to climate action. Massachusetts is among them, but we need to back words with action.
Under the Global Warming Solutions Act, we’re required to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. Getting to 80 percent in a relatively short period – the more challenging of the two goals by far – will take new, far-reaching legislation.
As Massachusetts lawmakers, we’re prepared to do what it takes. That’s why we’re in Bonn, Germany, to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Along with 2,500 other state legislators, city officials, religious groups, universities, and businesses, we’re letting the world know we’re ready to lead.
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