Appointment as new TUE Chair
It was a great honor to be named as the new House chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy by House Speaker Ronald Mariano, D-Quincy. The committee considers all matters concerning the exploration, exploitation and development of energy sources, including the siting of energy facilities, public utilities, and wind farms.
The Committee is putting the finishing touches on An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy which we hope to pass soon. This bill is a climate toolkit to protect our residents and step up the pace of our collective effort to slow climate change. This is the strongest effort of its kind in the country.
These are challenging times and the sustainability issues, including the climate crisis, energy needs, and pollution are top priorities. I am humbled and honored that the Speaker entrusted me with this leadership post to face these challenges and help build a sustainable future.
I look forward to working with you on these and the myriad of other issues facing our communities.