48 Legislators urge Joint Committee co-chairs to support carbon pricing
“We’re writing to respectfully urge that the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy report out with a favorable recommendation Senate Bill 1747, An Act Combatting Climate Change, imposing a price on carbon emissions.”
Carbon Pricing on Urban Update with Alberto Vasallo
Carbon pricing campaign representatives appear on Urban Update, WHDH Channel 7, Boston, March 6, 2016. Appearing were Marc Breslow of Climate XChange, Cindy Luppi of Clean Water Action, Quinton Zondervan of Climate Action Business Association, and Emily Kirkland of Better Future Project.
Carbon Pricing Endorsements
Taxing carbon could aid growth
— The ChronicleHerald, 2/3/2016
Proof that a Price on Carbon Works
—The New York Times, 1/19/2016
OUR OPINION: Massachusetts should consider a carbon fee
— Quincy Patriot-Ledger, 6/26/2015
Op-eds & Letters to the Editor
The Case for Carbon Pricing, Now More Than Ever
— Blue Mass Group, 5/18/2016
Carbon Pricing is Smart Policy
— CommonWealth Magazine, 5/9/2016
The Time to Pass Carbon Pricing is Now
— The Huffington Post, 5/9/2016
Carbon Pricing and the Moral Challenge of the Global-Climate Crisis
—The Lowell Sun, 4/19/2016
Clean Energy Investors Support Carbon Pricing
—Banker and Tradesmen, 3/13/2016
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Massachusetts Interfaith Call for Carbon Pricing
Join clergy and religious leaders in Massachusetts in calling upon our elected representatives to enact legislation placing a price on carbon that reflects its costs to the climate, public health, and the economy.
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News and Reports
Recently Released Report
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2/24/2016
According to the study, the Paris Agreement “provides a new impetus for a dynamic global carbon market”, and predicts the next few years will bring a proliferation of new policies that seek to put a price on carbon emissions.
International Carbon Action Partnership, 2/24/2016
SJC Rules that Mass. Failed to Issue Proper Regulations to Cut Emissions
The Boston Globe, 5/18/2016
Citing Progress, Massachusetts Carbon Pricing Bill Sponsor Looks to 2017-’18 Session
The Berkshire Eagle, 5/14/2016
Carbon Pricing Becomes a Cause for the World Bank and I.M.F.
The New York Times, 4/23/2016
Global Leaders Agree to Set Price on Carbon Pollution
Business Recorder, 4/22/2016
Carbon Pricing Campaign Stepped Up Ahead of Climate Deal Ceremony
Kinder Morgan Shelves $3 Billion Pipeline Project
The Boston Globe, 4/20/2016
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“West Africa has a harmattan season from November to February – very dry and hot at day and cold at night. Recently, there was a torrential downpour in December. Never happened before. It is like three feet of snow in Texas in July. The people cried out: “What in the world is going on? Thunderstorm in harmattan?” The answer? Global Climate Change and the devastating consequence for agriculture. Carbon pricing will help.”
–Rev. Abraham Waya, United Methodist Church, Brockton, MA
“A statewide carbon fee is the most ambitious step state government can take to combat climate change. Massachusetts should lead the way.”
— Senator Mike Barrett
“I have worked with young people throughout my career, and I think we have a responsibility to pass on to them a safer planet and a stronger economy based on more reliable, cleaner energy.”
— Jackie Neel, MA Resident, Mentor/Coach
“The producers and distributors of fossil fuels should be responsible for the cost their products have in environmental damage. Carbon pricing makes producers bear responsibility for the damage their product causes to people today and to future generations.”
–Rev. Reebee Kavich Girash, Eliot Church of Newton
“Massachusetts collectively spends more than $20 billion a year on fossil fuel imports. That money leaves the state and doesn’t come back. A carbon fee and rebate policy can help us keep more of that money here and increase jobs.” — Roger Freeman, Founder and CEO, Solventerra LLC
Did you see the British Columbia political and business leaders in Massachusetts talking about their success with carbon pricing? You can watch them below, at two standing-room-only events. Read more