Climate activists gather outside MA statehouse to pressure Gov. Baker
Boston- Today, climate activists gathered in front of the Massachusetts statehouse as an important climate bill (H.5060) is sitting on Governor Charlie Baker’s desk. He must decide whether to sign the bill into law or veto by Sunday, July 31. If signed into law, the climate bill will take several important steps to reduce the use of fossil fuels and transition Massachusetts to clean energy such as requiring 100% of the cars sold in Massachusetts to be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2035 and provide incentives for the purchases of EVs, setting reporting standards for building’s fossil fuel and energy usage, and more.
There were many participating in the rally including State Representative Vitolo of Brookline, Senator Rebecca Rausch, Sierra Club State Political Director Jess Nahigian, MASSPIRG State Director Janet Domenitz, Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein and Community Action Works Acting Executive Director Leigh-Anne Cole. You can see the photos of this rally here.