Wellesley Resident Builds Support for MA Carbon Tax

Phyllis Theermann
Wellesley resident Jessica Langerman last summer, introducing the results of a study on a carbon tax in Massachusetts conducted by the Regional Economic Models, Inc.

Wellesley resident Jessica Langerman last summer, introducing the results of a study on a carbon tax in Massachusetts conducted by the Regional Economic Models, Inc.

Working with the grassroots group Climate XChange, Wellesley resident and activist Jessica Langerman is building support for legislation that would create a revenue-neutral carbon tax in Massachusetts. Langerman asked the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee (WDTC) to support the currently proposed environmental tax reform bill (H 2532), which is co-sponsored by Wellesley’s state representative, Alice Peisch.

On June 26, the WDTC voted unanimously to support the bill and the concept of environmental tax reform to “simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen our economy, and help move our state away from its dependence on fossil fuels.” Langerman and Climate XChange emphasize that the concept of a revenue neutral carbon tax has received support from citizens across the political spectrum, including former Congressman Bob Inglis, Republican from South Carolina.

ClimateXChange.logoClimate XChange is working on a web page here.

Meanwhile, you can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Your faith group, workplace, or civic organization can host a trained Climate XChange volunteer for a non-partisan, informational presentation on the concept of a revenue-neutral carbon tax. For more information, contact Shira Rascoe at srascoe@climate-xchange.org.

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