Newton Dems endorse carbon taxation in Massachusetts

Following a fantastic presentation by State Senator Michael Barrett of Lexington, The Newton Democratic City Committee voted to endorse legislation that would establish a revenue-neutral carbon tax in Massachusetts:

"We, the Newton Democratic City Committee, urge the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to pass legislation that fights global warming by placing charges on the carbon content of fossil fuels and returns the money to residents and employers.  Specifically, we commend State Sen. Mike Barrett (D-Lexington) for drafting and submitting, “An Act combating climate change.”  We strongly encourage our State Senators and Representatives, and our Governor, to make carbon pricing the law of our state."

Your next steps:

  • Write a letter to the editor in support of this initiative.
  • Do you work in a small business? Urge them to get behind this revenue-neutral effort.
  • Listen to this WBUR story and share it with your friends.