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State Senate Plan Calls For Net-Zero Emissions By 205004:26


State leaders are pledging to bring Massachusetts' carbon emissions down to net-zero by 2050.

Governor Charlie Baker announced the goal in his State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday — and Senate leadership released its own package of climate legislation Thursday.

It calls for all-electric MBTA buses, carbon pricing and a new government watchdog group.

State Senator Michael Barrett, one of the architects of the plan, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss the ambitious legislation.

This segment aired on January 24, 2020.


Bob Oakes Twitter Host, Morning Edition
Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.


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Walter Wuthmann is a freelance producer for Radio Boston and WBUR's Newscast.


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