Jan 15, 2021

Governor Baker Rejects Climate and Justice Legislation

Massachusetts legislators overwhelmingly passed critical climate and justice legislation. But Governor Baker vetoed the bill – choosing not only to ignore sound science, but also to let decades of racist policy targeting low-income, Black, and Brown communities go unchallenged.

At the Massachusetts state house, Governor Baker rejects climate and justice legislation
Nov 22, 2020

Massachusetts Still Needs a Roadmap to Beat Climate Change

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Baker administration announced that Massachusetts will make reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 legally binding under the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act. However, the state’s landmark climate law still needs a clear path forward to reach that goal.

Baker supported one of the 2050 Roadmap Act goals this past Earth Day
Feb 21, 2020

Vermont House Passes Global Warming Solutions Act

“The climate emergency is already impacting our communities,“ said Jen Duggan, Vice President and Director of CLF Vermont. “If we’re serious about tackling this crisis, strong climate laws like the Solutions Act are the answer. We are running out of time, but the strong vote today and the leadership in the House shows we can still get back on track to cut emissions and build healthy and resilient communities if we take action now.”

Legislators took up the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act in January, 2020
Feb 10, 2020

Supporting a Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act

Vermont’s legislature hit the ground running this year. Lawmakers are taking up critical bills to tackle climate change – bills that put the state on a path to slash polluting emissions while making sure rural communities and hardworking Vermonters prosper.

Greta Thunberg outside the Swedish parliament. Photo by Anders Hellberg
Jan 10, 2020

Vermont Legislators Take Up Landmark Climate Bill

“The climate crisis demands bold action and Vermont is long overdue,” said Jen Duggan, Vice President and Director of CLF Vermont. “We’re off track, but we can eliminate all carbon pollution by 2050 while building healthy and resilient communities. This legislation will make sure we reach our emissions goals and confront this crisis with everything we have.”

Legislators took up the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act in January, 2020
Mar 21, 2019

To Fight Climate Change, Vermont Needs Strong Climate Laws

Vermont students flooded the Statehouse this month to speak to legislators about the dire need to take bold action to address climate change. Their pleas and passion were welcomed by many new climate champions that joined the Vermont Legislature this year. As the Trump administration scorns its responsibility to tackle climate change, state and local… Continue reading To Fight Climate Change, Vermont Needs Strong Climate Laws

Legislators took up the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act in January, 2020
Jun 20, 2018

Clashing Over Carbon

In 2014, the Commonwealth’s groundbreaking climate change law, the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), was gathering dust as the State missed key deadlines for putting in place required regulations to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. CLF decided to fight for full implementation.

Jenny Rushlow
May 09, 2018

When It Comes to Climate Change, the Kids are Alright

In Maine, 33 elementary- to high-school-age kids have forced the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to consider regulating climate-damaging emissions. These kids, joined by CLF, hundreds of registered voters, and other environmental organizations, filed a petition that requires the DEP to hold a public hearing – scheduled for May 15, 2018  – on the need for and scope of such regulations.

Maine youth