Carbon Pollution Fee — Answering the Threat of Climate Change and Strengthening the Economy
Carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, which is the primary cause of climate change, is the greatest environmental and economic threat facing the planet. Climate change causes the most harm to the people least responsible for it, who are disproportionately poor and of color. It threatens the world our children will inherit. It already has begun raising sea levels, causing droughts and floods to worsen, increasing the threats to our health, and making storms more intense. It is putting coastal cities and towns in Massachusetts – and the investments of money and sweat in homes and business – at great risk. The center of Hurricane Sandy missed Boston only by about six hours; while New Jersey and New York bore the brunt of that storm, Massachusetts was more fortunate – but just barely. Now is the time to act.
We can’t wait for politicians in Washington to solve our problems. It’s time for Massachusetts to take the lead in finding solutions to protect our economy, our way of life, and future generations.