Massachusetts has the chance to make history by becoming the first state in the nation to put a price on carbon. The world's leading economists agree that the single best way to tackle climate change is by adopting a carbon price, which forces big polluters to pay for the carbon emissions that they put into the atmosphere. By adopting this ground-breaking policy, we can blaze a trail forward for other states and countries to follow and show our nation and our world what true climate leadership looks like.
On Tuesday, October 27, the Massachusetts Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee is holding a hearing on a bill that would put a price on carbon. We need to pack the room and show that the people of Massachusetts are eager for visionary leadership on climate!
If you can, please write a few brief paragraphs of testimony about why you support carbon pricing and strong action on climate and send it to Andrew Gordon,[email protected], before Monday, October 26. We'll all deliver our testimony to the committee chairs together before the hearing begins! If you can't make it in person, you can go ahead and submit testimony anyway -- we'll deliver it on your behalf. You can see sample talking points and sample testimony here.