Climate Crisis Demands Action on All Levels

In light of the 3.4% rise in emissions in the United States in 2018, we all need to act in 2019. This means small personal actions and lobbying for large policy changes at the all levels of government. Below is one link from YES! Magazine that might help us activate ourselves and others in the face of crisis.

Think of new small things that an individual can do. See the ideas from YES! Magazine —
https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/how-to-not-be-completely-depressed-about-climate-change-20190107

2019-2020 Legislative Priorities   

2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

Clean, Local, & Healthy Energy for Massachusetts

MPF is a grassroots network of over 160 organizations

We live in a stark climate reality that threatens us with unprecedented weather events like flooding and droughts.  The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change latest report indicates we have only 12 years to drastically upgrade our energy policies if we wish to avoid the worst effects of climate change.  Many of our communities, especially those with a majority of people of color and low incomes, have had to bear the brunt of decades of fossil fuel pollution and are most at risk from climate change.  We call upon you to prevent unnecessary pollution-related illness and death in these communities and to endorse just solutions to fixing our dirty energy system.

NOW is the time for bold, decisive action from our state legislature!

Outcomes we prioritize:

  1. Environmental Justice – Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy
  2. 100% Renewables – Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045
  3. Green Infrastructure Investment – Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing or the transportation climate initiative to invest today to create the future we want

We urge legislators to call for energy policy that leads by example to stop fossil fuel subsidies, support local renewable energy resources, keep energy dollars in our communities, create good green jobs and protect our Commonwealth from climate change and life‚Äźthreatening pollution.

NOW is the time for bold, decisive action from our state legislature! The first Lobby Date at the MA Statehouse is January 24, 2019.  See Mass Power Forward on Facebook.

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