Thursday, June 1, 2017

Senator Tarr’s Statement regarding withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Boston- Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement today regarding the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:

            “Like many, I am deeply concerned about the consequences of the Presidential decision announced today to initiate withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement relative to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change. Our nation must not fail to provide leadership on these critical issues.

 In Massachusetts we have worked in a collaborative and bi-partisan fashion to adopt aggressive benchmarks for lowering carbon emissions, and pursued a robust set of initiatives to meet those goals. They include significant programs and incentives for land-based wind and solar energy, and large procurement efforts for electricity from offshore wind and hydroelectric generation.

Regardless of today’s decision, our Commonwealth must continue to be conscientious and diligent in confronting climate change with resourcefulness, innovation and determined focus.”