We live in a stark climate reality that threatens us with unprecedented weather events like flooding and droughts. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change latest report indicates we have until just 2030 to drastically upgrade our energy policies if we wish to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Many of our communities, especially those with a majority of people of color and low incomes, have had to bear the brunt of decades of fossil fuel pollution and are most at risk from climate change. We call upon you to prevent unnecessary pollution-related illness and death in these communities and to endorse just and equitable solutions to fix our dirty energy system. Our legislative priorities are in line with the Mass Power Forward coalition.
NOW is the time for bold, decisive action from our state legislature!
Outcomes We Prioritize
Environmental Justice - Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy.
100% Renewable Energy - Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045.
Equitable Investment in Green Infrastructure - Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing initiative or the transportation climate initiative (TCI) to invest today to create the future we want.
To learn more, and see the bill names and numbers of 350 Mass priority legislation, email Cabell Eames, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the Mass Power Forward Lobby Day Preparation Webinar for more details on what we are supporting and why!