BOSTON – On June 14, Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) joined her Senate colleagues in voting to pass S.2545, An Act to promote a clean energy future, sponsored by Senators Marc Pacheco and Michael Barrett. This legislation represents a firm stand by the Senate to ensure a healthier, cleaner Commonwealth for future generations of Massachusetts residents. Most importantly, the policies enacted in this legislation will have measurable benefits in the health of the global environment.
“At a time when our environment is under unprecedented attack at the federal level, it is vitally important for Massachusetts to take a stand to preserve our natural resources and address climate change,” said Friedman. “This bill ensures that our state continues to lead in clean energy efficiency by taking important steps to transition to cleaner energy sources, create high-paying jobs in the green economy, and protect our residents from the ongoing threat of global warming.”