Rep. Benson Announces Multi-State Carbon Pricing Coalition

State Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) and State Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington) held a press conference at the State House today to announce a major development in the campaign to put a price on carbon in Massachusetts.

The legislators, both of whom have carbon pricing bills before the MA Legislature this session, discussed the creation of a new coalition in support of carbon pricing made up of lawmakers from nine states (Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.) The group comes together as the Carbon Costs Coalition, in association with the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators.

The lawmakers were joined by Michael Green, Executive Director of the Climate Action Business Association, who announced the growing momentum of support for carbon pricing within the business community.