Mass. Legislature Passes Far-Reaching Climate Bill

Massachusetts State House

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January 4, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – The Massachusetts Legislature passed a climate bill today that includes a 2050 roadmap to reach net-zero climate-damaging emissions as well as critical and long overdue language protections for environmental justice communities. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“This legislation is a momentous step forward in confronting the climate crisis and protecting environmental justice communities,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Interim Director of CLF Massachusetts. “Only with the concrete plan and critical justice language in this legislation can the Commonwealth grow its economy, fight climate change, and begin to address stark environmental and public health inequities. The long-term health and safety of everyone in Massachusetts depend on Governor Baker signing this bill into law.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.