What Is Carbon Pricing and How Can It Help Us in Massachusetts – Monday, September 25 @ 7:00 PM at Soule Homestead

Dr. Marc Breslow will explain carbon pricing

Since the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord this year, responsibility for climate action has fallen to the states. Dr. Marc Breslow of ClimateXChange will explain how Massachusetts citizens can seize one of their best chances to lead on climate policy, at 7 p.m., Monday, September 25, at the Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule Street, Middleborough.

This year Massachusetts state legislators have stepped up with two bills that put a price on carbon emissions from the fuels we all use. No state policy is as effective at reducing the gases that cause climate change.

Breslow will explain in simple language what you need to know about carbon pricing, including how the Barrett and Benson bills (Senate 1821 and House 1726) now in the legislative pipeline work, and how they compare with the Baker administration greenhouse gas regulations.

This is an opportunity for bipartisan coalition building. Progressives support these bills because they do not place an unfair burden on the middle and lower classes. Conservatives support them because they address climate change in a way that does not add to government or taxes. Come learn more. All are welcome.

This talk is cosponsored by the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough (as part of its climate-justice speaker series), by the Soule Homestead Education Center, and by Climate XChange. For more information, contact UU Society at 508-947-1935 or Soule at 508-947-6744.

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