Massachusetts state legislators have until Friday, February 1st to stand up for health, justice and climate stability by co-sponsoring bills that will be considered during the 2019-2020 legislative session. When it comes to protecting children from toxic chemicals, getting lead out of drinking water, putting a stop to climate change or protecting our most vulnerable – the time is now.
Clean Water Action is urging legislators to co-sponsor 10 bills this session to:
- Put a price on carbon to raise funds to stop climate change while protecting our most vulnerable
- Repower Massachusetts with 100% renewable energy
- Make sure there’s money to decommission nuclear power plants
- Make sure the Pilgrim nuclear power station closure in 2019 is not funded by Massachusetts residents
- Create a carbon reduction program for our transportation systems
- Ban 11 toxic flame retardants in children’s products, household furniture and more
- Require manufacturers of children’s products and more to disclose their use of toxic chemicals
- Ban toxic PFAS chemicals in food packaging
- Protect environmental justice communities
- Protect children from lead in drinking water in schools.
If…no, when…these bills become law, they will go a long way to making Massachusetts a leader on climate change and creating healthy and just communities for all residents.
Massachusetts residents, urge your legislator to stand up for health and climate justice today by co-sponsoring these bills.
For more information, visit Clean Water Action’s Massachusetts Legislative Priorities Page.