The Next Generation Roadmap bill advanced in the Massachusetts Senate, and continues to inch forward. If it becomes law, t will serve as a context and reference point to assess other bills and policies. For example, are MBTA service cuts consistent with reducing emissions by 50%? What shall we do to retrofit the 80% of existing buildings that will still be standing in 2050? The roadmap bill is not an end, but a beginning.
The reading list:
- Commonwealth on the Senate action
- The Globe on MBTA cuts
- Should we have free bus service?
- Retrofitting the "triple-deckah"
- Mother Jones on the international building code
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.