June 30, 2022 (BOSTON, MA) – Massachusetts officials have released the state’s Clean Energy and Climate Plan, which will guide efforts to cut polluting emissions to comply with state law by 2025 and 2030. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.
“It’s clear that the state is lagging behind where we need to be in slashing climate-damaging emissions,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “This Administration and the next one need to prioritize real movement in existing policies to match the analysis in this plan, which relies heavily on vague proposals for programs yet to be developed. We need focused and sustained leadership to ensure that systemic change can be achieved in time, as incremental steps will no longer cut it. Any efforts also need to be anchored in equity and justice, and we’ll be pushing officials to improve the plan released today.”
CLF experts are available for further comment.