Governor Healey Releases Climate Report Card

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December 1, 2023 (BOSTON, MA) – Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has released a report card intended to show the state’s progress on meeting climate goals and mandates. According to the report, “Massachusetts has made significant progress and is well positioned for 2025, but a strong policy response to existing and emerging challenges will be needed to meet the Commonwealth’s ambitious 2030 targets.” Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response. 

“Governor Healey’s commitment to transparency around the state’s climate goals is a much-needed change of pace from the previous administration,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “The data clearly shows that we are missing the mark in some critical areas, and it’s so important that we do not leave frontline communities behind in this process. The report card is a good baseline, but it’s time to put in place some new regulations to get us where we need to go on slashing emissions and preparing our communities.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.