NECEC Statement on Governor Baker's Veto of Landmark Climate Bill
BOSTON - NECEC today released the following statement in response to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of Senate Bill 2995, An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy:
"NECEC is disappointed Governor Baker passed on this opportunity to demonstrate Massachusetts' climate, clean energy, and environmental justice leadership by vetoing this landmark bill,” said NECEC President Peter Rothstein. “We urge the Legislature to promptly refile and pass the Climate Bill so that the Governor's concerns may be addressed. This must be a decade of climate action, and we can't afford to delay this process any longer."
NECEC last week sent a letter to Governor Baker urging him to sign the legislation into law and this week co-lead a separate letter to the Governor from the Alliance for Clean Energy Solutions (ACES).
NECEC is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast, helping clean energy companies start, scale, and succeed with our unique business, innovation, and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a nonprofit business member organization, and NECEC Institute, a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and strategic communications. NECEC’s innovation program includes Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast affiliate of the national cleantech accelerator Cleantech Open, and Cleantech Navigate, which provides cleantech startups with curated connections to mentors, test sites, customers, corporate partners, and investors. NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.
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