Governor Mitt Romney confirmed last night that Massachusetts yesterday pulled out of a landmark multistate pact to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from Northeast power plants. Rhode Island has also dropped out of the pact, according to two government officials involved in the negotiations.
In a statement today on Romney’s decision John Kerry said: Romney Should Focus on Massachusetts.
“Republican presidential nominating politics should never trump the health of Massachusetts families. By dismissing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Governor Romney is joining the wingnuts in his party who think climate change is a ‘hoax.’ I wish the Governor would listen to sound science that says we have to address this problem, families who want their kids to breathe clean air, and those of us who want to grow the high-skilled jobs Massachusetts needs to stay competitive in technological innovation and environmental protection.”