Press Release: 2019-11-07

Please Call Your State Representative and Urge Bold Climate Action

I wanted to make sure you saw the message below. ELM is paying attention to the latest climate science. We know that we need to be faster and bolder if we're going to avoid the worst effects of climate change. That's why it is critical that H.3983 is reported out of Ways and Means before the legislature goes on its November break. We have no time to waste. Please call your State Representative today.

-Elizabeth Henry
ELM President

 

Call your State Representative and Urge Bold Climate Action 

New climate science tells us that we need to move faster to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. According to the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change, Massachusetts needs to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the most disastrous effects of the climate crisis. It will take bold, fast action by the legislature to protect our future.

H.3983, An Act to create a 2050 roadmap to a clean and thriving commonwealth would make crucial updates to our emissions reduction targets. The bill requires the state to create a plan for how we get to net-zero and sets interim targets to keep us on track.

Right now the Administration is planning how to reach our current, outdated emissions reduction target. We do not have any time to waste. The legislature must act now to update the target and create a bold plan to get us there.

Call your State Representative and ask them to urge Chair Michlewitz of Ways and Means to report out H.3983 favorably. Here is a sample script with some talking points about why this is so important.

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