Friday, March 12, 2021

Senate President Karen E. Spilka: "to act boldly and quickly on climate change"

Statement from Senate President Karen E. Spilka

"Generations of Massachusetts residents are calling on us, as their elected representatives, to act boldly and quickly on climate change, which threatens our planet, our livelihoods, our economy and our future. I am profoundly disappointed that the Republican caucus in the Senate is stopping the NextGen Roadmap climate bill from being debated and passed today. The majority of the Senate remains prepared to take swift action on this bill."

Senate President Karen E. Spilka



Why was this statement issued? CommonWealth Magazine provides the answer:

"THE SENATE REPUBLICAN leader, raising concerns about an attempt by Democrats to push climate change legislation through the chamber quickly on Thursday, used a parliamentary maneuver to delay action until next week.

The move triggered a strong reaction from Senate Democrats, who accused Sen. Bruce Tarr of Gloucester of unnecessarily delaying action on climate change legislation which they said desperately needs to pass."

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