Mass. AG Allows Fuel Tax Ballot Question

Clean car standards are good for our health, good for the environment, and good for our wallets.

September 1, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has approved a petition to include a question about transportation fuel that could be on the November 2022 ballots. The proponents are attempting to amend a state law to ban any fees on gasoline and diesel fuels. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“The language of the proposed ballot question is ambiguous and will very likely confuse and mislead voters,” said Staci Rubin, Vice President, Environmental Justice, CLF. “This effort comes at exactly the wrong time. With the impacts of the climate crisis becoming clearer by the day, options should be on the table to reduce transportation fossil fuel use and prepare our communities for what’s to come.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.