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Community Forum on Carbon Fee and Rebate
February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Representative Jennifer Benson, a Democrat from Lunenburg, MA will present her proposed legislation for a Massachusetts carbon fee and rebate plan. Her bill proposes to charge Massachusetts fossil fuel importer companies a fee for every ton of carbon dioxide their fuel will create when burned. This will create a fund that will be rebated to households and businesses, and that will especially benefit low and moderate income households. Twenty percent of the funds will go to a Green Infrastructure Fund for investments in renewable energy, clean transportation and climate resilience projects.
The talk will be followed by a panel. Panelists will include Cindy Luppi, the New England Director of Clean Water Action, Dr. Jonathan Buonocore, from the Harvard School of Public Heath, and a panelist focused on City of Boston climate change issues. There will be time for questions.
Toxics Action Center is proud to co-sponsor this event along with Clean Energy Future, Clean Water Action, Mothers Out Front, Sunrise Movement, Our Climate, BostonCAN, 350MA, Citizens Climate Lobby and Elders Climate Action.