‘Taking Action Against Climate Change: A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts’ Talk on May 3

Join the League of Women Voters on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30pm for a talk on climate change at the Westwood Public Library (660 High St., Westwood, MA). Massachusetts is poised to take a big step in accelerating the transition to clean energy as proposed legislation for carbon pricing gains support. Learn…

  • Why we need carbon pricing.
  • What carbon pricing is and how it works.
  • What it means for Massachusetts and how it will impact us.

The League of Women Voters of Westwood-Walpole-Dedham, Needham, Brookline, Hingham, Newton, Norwood, Sharon-Stoughton, and Winchester present speakers Marc Breslow, the Acting Director of Climate Xchange and Cathy Buckley, Chair of Massachusetts Sierra Club.

Marc Breslow is an energy and climate policy expert and economist. He is Acting Director of Climate Xchange, an organization that is focused on passing carbon fee-and-rebate legislation in Massachusetts. In 2010, while working in state government, he had a leading role in developing the Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Cathy Buckley is active on several climate-related fronts, including fracked gas pipelines, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and carbon pricing. Before taking an early retirement to become a full time climate activist, Cathy worked on transportation issues for the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization. Cathy holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from MIT. The event is free and open to the public.

For information visit www.lwvwestwoodwalpolededham.org. The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is a member of the Clean Energy Future Coalition. www.campaignforcleanenergyfuture.org