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Establish a Green Bank to invest in clean energy

Shannon plans to lead Attorneys General nationwide in the fight nationwide to combat climate change and protect our environment. As Attorney General, Shannon will establish a Green Bank to invest in clean energy and environmental justice projects, funded by penalties collected from enforcement actions against polluters. She will expand on Maura Healey's litigation against Exxon Mobil and hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for polluting our environment and putting our climate in jeopardy.
Source: Mass. 2022 Attorney General press release ShannonForAG.com , Sep 6, 2022

More offshore wind and solar--and Green New Deal

While Markey and Liss-Riordan agree that the nation must move toward a green economy with sharp increases in offshore wind, solar and geothermal energy, Liss-Riordan argued the Green New Deal and Markey's environmental message contained a good deal of "lofty language" but not much in the way of financial planning.

Liss-Riordan thanked Markey for his environmental focus and said she supported the Green New Deal's goals, but added that the senator had "been in Washington for a long time. It's time to move beyond talking about these issues, and actually delivering."

"We need a concrete way to pay for this revolution and concrete goals for how we're actually going to shift our energy sources to renewable sources," said Liss-Riordan, who called for carbon pricing as a method to help fund innovative ways to combat climate change. "Nobody is talking about how we are going to pay for these revolutionary changes we're going to need."

Source: Springfield Republican on 2020 Massachusetts Senate debate , Nov 10, 2019

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