Newton Dems Endorse Environmental Policies

On Thursday, December 6, as part of a regular quarterly meeting, the Newton Democratic City Committee passed, by unanimous vote, a resolution calling on Rep. Joe Kennedy III to support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 (EICDA). The EICDA is a bipartisan climate bill that would put a steadily rising fee on the carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels and return 100% of proceeds equally to all households. This vote follows earlier votes by the NDCC to support other carbon pricing legislation including the work of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and bills by Senator Michael Barrett and Representative Jennifer Benson in the Massachusetts State House.

In addition, the NDCC also voted unanimously to endorse a “Green New Deal” that has been discussed in the US Congress.