Campaign Press Releases and Statements

January 31, 2018
State Lawmakers Form Multistate Alliance on Carbon Pollution Pricing

August 24, 2017
RGGI Proposal is a Major Step Forward

June 20, 2017
More than 40 witnesses to testify at State House Hearing in support of putting a price on carbon pollution

June 12, 2017
Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future Hosts Lobby Day to Support Putting a Price on Carbon Pollution

April 26, 2017
Harvard/BU Study Finds Nearly $3 billion in Health Benefits from Putting a Price on Carbon Pollution in Massachusetts

February 16, 2017
Arise for Social Justice Endorses Carbon Pricing and Rebate Efforts

February 7, 2017
79 Legislators Sponsor and Co-Sponsor Two Carbon Pollution Pricing Bills, Reflects Growing Political Support

February 6, 2017
Carbon Pricing Bill Gains More Followers in Legislature

January 20, 2017
Statement on Four Bills to Put a Price on Carbon Pollution

June 30, 2016
Statement by Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future Carbon Pricing Amendment Update

June 28, 2016
Statement by Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future Regarding Carbon Pricing Amendment

May 31, 2016
Statement by Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future Regarding State House Hearing on Reducing Carbon Emissions

May 18, 2016
Statement by Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future Regarding Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Decision Upholding the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008

May 16, 2016
Carbon Pricing Campaign Responds to Report of Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 17, 2016
Carbon Pricing Campaign Urges Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to Release Carbon Pricing Legislation

March 14, 2016
48 Legislators Urge Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to Release Carbon Pricing Legislation

Newspaper Endorsements

Taxing carbon could aid growth
— The ChronicleHerald, 2/3/2016

Proof that a Price on Carbon Works
—The New York Times, 1/19/2016

OUR OPINION: Massachusetts should consider a carbon fee
— Quincy Patriot-Ledger, 6/26/2015

Op-eds & Letters to the Editor

Time to put a price on carbon
— Commonwealth Magazine, 6/28/16

Remarkable:Has the Carbon Fee’s Political Moment Arrived?
— Blue Mass Group, 6/1/2016

The Case for Carbon Pricing, Now More Than Ever
— Blue Mass Group, 5/18/2016

The Time to Pass Carbon Pricing is Now
— The Huffington Post, 5/9/2016

Carbon Pricing is Smart Policy
— CommonWealth Magazine, 5/9/2016

Carbon Pricing and the Moral Challenge of the Global-Climate Crisis
The Lowell Sun, 4/19/2016

Clean Energy Investors Support Carbon Pricing
—Banker and Tradesmen, 3/13/2016

Fair carbon tax hinges on how refunds would be distributed
—The Boston Globe, 1/20/2016

Next Step After the Climate Accord: A Carbon Tax
By Quinton Zondervan of Climate Action Business Association
The New York Times, 12/18/2015

Government mechanism needed to steer us toward sustainable future
—The Boston Globe, 11/10/2015

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Above: Members of the Carbon Pricing Campaign were at the State House to talk with legislators, May 11, 2016

Above: Senator Mike Barrett, primary sponsor of S.1747 carbon pricing legislation, explains the concept and how it would work at the Going Green Expo, Springfield, April 10, 2016.

Above: Carbon pricing campaign representatives appear on Urban Update, WHDH Channel 7, Boston, March 6, 2016.  Appearing were Marc Breslow of Climate XChange, Cindy Luppi of Clean Water Action, Quinton Zondervan of Climate Action Business Association, and Emily Kirkland of Better Future Project.