2019 Legislative Priorities

 

2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

Clean, Local, & Healthy Energy for Massachusetts

A grassroots network of over 200 organizations

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 only 12 years 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.

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. Download a Fact Sheet here.

  • 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. Download a Fact Sheet here.  

  • Equitable Investment in Green Infrastructure - Use carbon pricing* for the heating and transportation sector to invest today to create the future we want. Download a Fact Sheet here.

    * For more information, please click here to access our partner coalition's webpage.  

 

Please cosponsor these important bills related to those outcomes

  1. S.453/H.826 and S.464/H.761 - An Act relative to Environmental Justice - Sen. DiDomenico /  Rep. Madaro and Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Dubois & Rep. Miranda    

  2. S.1958/H.2836 An Act Re-powering Massachusetts with 100% Renewable Energy - Sen. Eldridge / Rep. Decker & Rep. Garballey

  3. H.2810 An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions - Rep. Benson

     S.2106/H.3008 An Act to Advance Modern and Sustainable Solutions for Transportation - Sen. Lesser / Rep. Ehrlich 

 

We urge legislators to call for energy policy that leads by example to stop fossil fuel subsidies, support local renewable energy resources, keep energy dollars in our communities, create good green jobs and protect our Commonwealth from climate change and life‐threatening pollution.