March 26, 2021
Statement on Governor Baker’s Signing of the Climate Bill
Once again, Massachusetts is demonstrating to the nation that monumental, bipartisan climate legislation can be enacted. This law will set the Commonwealth on a course for a cleaner, more equitable, and more prosperous future. The bill builds on the Governor’s commitment from early 2020 to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 by codifying that goal into state law and solidifying our plans to achieve it in a way that drives equitable and sustainable growth. The legislative process strengthened this bill–we now have a strategic and data-driven roadmap to reduce our emissions at the pace science demands, environmental justice protections for our most overburdened communities, and significant scaling up of our state’s greatest renewable energy resource in offshore wind. We are proud of our policymakers for enacting a law that will improve the environment, public health, and economy of the Commonwealth for decades to come.