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Letter to the Editor: Vote for Rep. Jim Arciero

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Emily Teller, Westford Resident 

As we face the challenges of climate change and the threat it presents to both our climate, our coastline and our ecology, I want to thank State Representative Jim Arciero for his efforts on Beacon Hill to take this issue seriously and to progress Massachusetts for a cleaner, greener tomorrow for my and future generations.

I have known Jim for decades. He has been a partner for the environment at the local level by securing state budget funding for several local initiatives recently.  He joined Senator Jamie Eldridge to provide funding for solar panels for the new Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton.  He also secured funding for 23 new water stations in Westford Public Schools to reduce the use of single use water bottles; and Jim secured funding for a new electric mail truck to be used by the Westford schools to distribute mail and supplies between school buildings.

While federal action would be best, two recently enacted state bills will make Massachusetts a leader in the nation by addressing these challenges by taking at both the state and local levels.

The Roadmap 2050 Act puts Massachusetts on course to eliminate greenhouse gas emission in our state by the year 2050.  This will be done through 5-year periods of implementation and evaluation to track progress. The bill will also increase access to electricity from renewable sources and support emerging solar energy efforts.

The Offshore Wind Energy Act eliminates restriction on offshore wind caps and supports the wind energy industry growth in our state. This bill will also increase the number of electric vehicle stations in our state and improve equity and efficiency to allow for more vehicles to recharge across the state. The bill will also modernize the state’s energy grid and bring auto emissions to zero by 2035.

Jim Arciero has been a fighter for measures to make Massachusetts a greener state that will protect the residents of Massachusetts from the negative effects of climate change.

Please vote for Representative Arciero so that we can continue to move forward in our state for a better tomorrow. Thank you.

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