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SUPPORTERS SAY LAWMAKERS DRAWN TO "BOLD" CLIMATE BILL

By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 10, 2019....Over 80 House and Senate lawmakers have committed themselves early in the new session to a set of climate policy goals as Sen. Marc Pacheco and others get ready to file legislation next week that would require Massachusetts to speed its reduction of carbon emissions.

Pacheco, of Taunton, and Rep. Ruth Balser, of Newton, said Thursday that 81 legislators, including nearly the entire Senate, had signed a "New Year's Resolution" to support a variety of climate solutions, including net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

"Recent reports tell us our climate is deteriorating even more rapidly than anticipated and we know that the transition to clean energy presents us with the opportunity to reap substantial economic benefits," Pacheco said in a statement.


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