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Welcome to Sustainable Arlington

We act on the local level to promote climate stabilization and other important environmental goals.  

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The 2017 Mass. legislative session is underway. 

State Sen. Mike Barrett, has just re-filed his path-breaking carbon pricing legislation

 SD.1021, “An Act Combating Climate Change.”  


Carbon pricing is the single most effective step a state can take to fight global warming Sen. Barrett's office has done rigorous economic modeling and reports that revenue-neutral carbon pricing incentivizes residents and businesses to reduce fossil fuel consumption even as its effect on Massachusetts is job-positive.


... Carbon pricing is formidably effective in fighting climate change but unavoidably regressive, as it’s based on a household’s fossil fuel consumption rather than its income.  The best way to cure this regressivity is to rebate the money entirely, as Sen. Barrett's bill does.  


The above information is from an email sent 1.23.17. by: 

Brendan Berger, Communications Director, Office of Senator Mike Barrett, State House, Room 416, 
Boston MA 02133, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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