There is a lack of urgency on climate change issues that we cannot afford. Although this should be a federal issue, states can and should lead in the absence of national leadership. We can enact laws and policies that favor renewables and electric vehicles, stop disastrous plans such as the Weymouth compressor and planned pipelines, impose policies that force developers to build in a way that does not lock us into fossil fuels, and underwrite training and R&D for new, green jobs. State policies not only impact what happens here, but they also can act as model legislation for other states to act in concert.
The future of our children and grandchildren, in fact our shared future, depends on action all all levels.
There is a lack of urgency on climate change that we cannot afford.
My child, like many teenagers, keenly feels the sting of the lackadaisical attitude toward these issues. We can do better, and we can better represent the needs of our district by electing a rep who puts our future first.