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Congressional Candidate Forum
Tues July 21 (sign-up for Zoom link)


Climate-related Legislation
Updates on MA House and Senate bills

Plastic bag bans back in effect!
Temporary order rescinded July 10



Be informed before the September primary...
Friends of the Blue Hills, the Neponset River Watershed Assoc
and at least 6 other groups invite you to:

 
Please join us for a virtual MA 8th Congressional Candidate Town Hall on Energy & the Environment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11:30 - 12:30 PM

Rep. Steven Lynch and Dr. Robbie Goldstein will discuss their views on environmental protection, renewable energy, equity, sustainable transportation, and more.

As a national leader in environmental policy, Massachusetts needs representation in Congress that understands and prioritizes building a thriving, green, and equitable Commonwealth. How our elected officials intend to manage our climate and environmental challenges must be a top issue in every campaign.

Register for the Virtual Town Hall: https://bit.ly/2W0gtrI

You will be able to submit questions when you register, as well as during the live, virtual event.
   

 

 

Climate-related bills need your support!



Legislative news from our friends at 350MA
 

The Massachusetts legislature is in its final weeks of action before adjournment.  So far it has not passed any major legislation dealing with greenhouse gas reduction or environmental justice. In January, the Senate passed a strong, comprehensive bill (the “NextGen” bill). In the House, strong bills have been introduced, but are still pending in committees. We need House Leadership to push those bills forward so they can be voted on by the full House. All this could happen in one day, with strong leadership and political will.  

Links to fact sheets about the bills: 


How these bills relate to our legislative goals: 

  1. These bills would establish a clear pathway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: 

    1. the 2050 Roadmap bill, H.3983 

    2. the 100% Renewable Energy bill, H.2836

    3. the Senate NextGen bill (Passed by the Senate in January)

  1. These bills would help make the transition happen in a just and equitable way: 

    1. the Environmental Justice bill, H.4264

    2. the Green Investment/Carbon Pricing bill, H.2810

    3. the 100% Renewable Energy bill, H.2836



How can you help?  Contact your legislators! Their contact info can be found by searching "Mass.gov find my legislator" or clicking here

 


 

Reusable bags are BACK!!
 

On July 10, the Department of Public Health rescinded an emergency order addressing operation of grocery stores and pharmacies and related guidance. This order prohibited re-usable bags from being used at grocery stores and allowed stores to use plastic bags despite communities’ bans on plastic bags.

Customers may once again bring reusable bags into grocery stores, and municipalities may begin enforcing plastic bag bans.

The Town of Milton enacted a plastic bag ban last fall. In light of the lifting of this emergency order Milton, Boston and other municipalities with bag bans may begin enforcing their plastic bag bans again.

Toss 'em in the wash and proudly get your tote bags back out and on the job :-)

This excellent news is shared courtesy of the Milton Scene.  Thanks for covering it!!

Sustainable Milton

Pres. Louie Pierro, VP Didi Emmons, Treasurer Greg Naviloff, Secretary Fred Taylor; Board Members:  Erick Ask, Henry MacLean, Jeanne Bronk, Solveig Ask (MHS student), Tara Manno Richer, Teresita Cochran and Tucker Smith

Reach us: info@SustainableMilton.org.  Sustainable Milton is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit org

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