November 15, 2021
PUBLIC OFFICIALS GATHER AT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT FOR A GROWING CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY
BOSTON – This afternoon U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Acting Mayor Kim Janey, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, and State Representative Jon Santiago joined the Environmental League of Massachusetts for a tour and roundtable discussion at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
Attendees joined a class for a heat pump demonstration and toured the HVAC and electric vehicle facilities where Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology students are trained in the skills necessary to power the growing clean energy economy. Massachusetts has an opportunity to build industries in offshore wind power, solar energy, electric vehicle production, and more. The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is working to ensure the workforces that power these industries are representative of the diversity of the Commonwealth.
With investments from the Build Back Better Act, Massachusetts can continue to decrease emissions and build resilient communities that are better prepared for the impacts of the climate crisis already upon us.
“Preventing the worst impacts of the climate crisis will take action and cooperation at every level of government,” said Elizabeth Henry, President of the Environmental League of Massachusetts. “Massachusetts is lucky to have strong representatives at the federal, state, and local levels that understand the importance of investing now in bold action. If Advisor McCarthy can create such ambitious ideas, Senator Warren can advocate for us in Congress, and our officials at the State House and in City Halls across the Commonwealth can implement important changes in our communities. Jobs and justice must be integral parts of the solution.”