There’s a great story on the electronic front page of The Boston Globe today on which I’d love wax eloquent (and have) but I need to scoot into Cambridge.:
Massachusetts back in RGGI after Romney yanked us out!! (my headline, not theirs)
Governor Deval Patrick is expected to announce today that Massachusetts will rejoin a group of other Northeast states that plan to combat global warming by charging power plants for emissions of so-called greenhouse gases. Patrick’s predecessor, Mitt Romney, had dropped out of the program out of concern that the pollution fees would raise the state’s already high electricity rates.
It’s nice to be part of the solution again, especially as the reality of global warming seems to be more serious than scientists have predicted. We’ll have to see how the permit details shake out, but this is good bit of catching up to where we once were.