Mass. needs to put a price on carbon

By January 25, 2018Local News

Mass. needs to put a price on carbon

Actions must back words if we want to be a climate leader

By Senator Michael Barrett and Representative Jennifer Benson

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.

 

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