Climate Can’t Wait. Act Now.
Less than 4 weeks. That is all the time we have to pass essential climate legislation.
Join us! Call on the Legislature to: commit to achieving a net-zero economy by 2050; set strong interim emission targets to ensure we stay on track to reach that goal; and finally codify environmental justice language into state law.
It is up to the states to act. It’s unconscionable if we don’t.
Support More Offshore Wind
Offshore wind is an efficient and reliable source of clean energy. As fossil fuel power plants continue to go offline, Massachusetts needs to double down on our offshore wind resources. Sign on to show your support for more offshore wind in Massachusetts.
The Environmental League of Massachusetts has announced its Agenda for a Sustainable Future. Sign our petition to show you support this agenda.
DEP Administration, DCR Parks, DCR Watershed, and DER
Our environmental agencies remain underfunded and understaffed. Adequate budgets for DEP, DCR, and DER are critical to maintaining clean air and water and the public health of our residents.
An Act Relative to Multi-State Offshore Wind Procurement
HD2206 – Representative Dave Rogers
This legislation compels Massachusetts to reach out to the other New England states to explore a joint procurement for 6 GW of new offshore wind. It would authorize Massachusetts to enter into such an agreement and direct utilities to purchase this new power. Clean, inexpensive, and plentiful offshore wind should replace the 4-9 GW of older fossil and nuclear power plants that will close in coming years.
An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions
HD2370 – Representative Jen Benson
This bill puts a price on carbon emissions and creates new revenue to reinvest in further mitigation. It also takes significant steps to ensure that low and moderate income families are protected. This market based approach would result in significant emissions reductions.
An Act Relative to Home Energy Efficiency
HD3891/SD1069 – Senator Eric Lesser and Representative Adrian Madaro
This legislation requires energy audits and scores on all home sales, solidifying Massachusetts’ position as a national leader in energy efficiency while increasing consumer protection.
An Act to Create a 2050 Roadmap to a Clean and Thriving Commonwealth
HD3577 – Representative Joan Meschino
This bill amends the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) to require carbon neutrality by 2050. It would authorize carbon pricing, identify pathways to eliminate carbon from all sectors, and require 2030 and 2040 interim emission limits.