North End Waterfront - Boston City Council Supports Green New Deal
Friday, April 12, 2019
During this week’s City Council meeting, the Boston City Council showed support for the federal Green New Deal in a resolution.
“The climate crisis is here now. We see it in Boston every single year,” said City Councilor Michelle Wu. “We are working on it as much as we can at the city level, but we know this window is shrinking.”
The resolution was adopted in a 9 to 3 vote. The councilors who voted against it were Althea Garrison, Frank Baker, and Mark Ciommo.
“As much as we do locally, at some point the federal government has to wake up,” said Wu.
The Green New Deal was proposed by Sen. Edward Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It calls for eliminating carbon emissions, as well as creating healthy infrastructure and jobs that would lead to a greener planet.