Governor Baker Finally Signs Climate Bill into Law

The front of the Massachusetts State House, with the gold dome visible in front of blue sky

Massachusetts State House. Photo: Jon Bilous via Shutterstock

March 26, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed a critical climate bill into law after vetoing a similar piece of legislation earlier this year. The bill includes a 2050 roadmap to reach net-zero climate-damaging emissions as well as new protections for environmental justice communities. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“Massachusetts is already seeing the impacts of the climate crisis so we must continue to lead on bold climate policy,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Interim Director of CLF Massachusetts. “As this bill becomes law, we can finally begin the essential work of slashing emissions and creating a safer, more sustainable future for all residents. Governor Baker must work quickly to implement new rules that ensure the state’s ambitious climate goals are realized.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.