ECA Mass Chapter Meeting – 7/11/23 Guests Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer & Rep. Sean Garballey

Posted on Jul 12, 2023 | Monthly Chapter Meetings

The July chapter meeting ECA Mass hosted Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer followed by Rep Sean Garballey. Chief Hoffer reviewed the accomplishments of the past six months including:

  • The Climate Bank
  • Forests as Climate Solutions
  • MA DOT Vehicle Dashboard
  • The Clean Energy Siting & Permitting Committee

Hoffer was asked about what other options the state has to address Greenhouse Gas Emissions. She said she would review the Roadmap Law Chapter 21N Section 6 that gives the Secretary authority to implement other programs and initiatives.

Although Hoffer was optimistic about the state’s achievements she sees the global warming effects on climate and the need to break through the barriers quickly.

Rep Sean Garballey shared his plans to use his Chairmanship of the House Global Warming Committee to conduct oversight hearings on the state’s efforts. He wants to conduct a statewide climate listening tour to provide opportunities for community members to share ideas and input to address reducing emissions.

The video of the chapter meeting is here.

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