SPRINGFIELD — The Western New England University School of Law Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs will host the Massachusetts Clean Energy Future Tour presented by state Sen. Jim Welch and the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. The event will take place on Monday, June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Blake Law Center, J. Pellegrini Moot Court Room. The event is free and open to the public.
“This tour is an answer to thousands of constituent conversations, calls, and e-mails concerning the health and future of our local communities, and our world,” state Sen. Marc Pacheco, committee chair, explained. “Our residents want a strong economy, clean air, clean water, and, most of all, they want a future for their kids. We need to craft legislation that reflects that future. This tour will give us a perfect opportunity to hear from our communities.”
The Springfield hearing is the sixth stop on the Massachusetts Clean Energy Future Tour, which consists of nine public hearings across the Commonwealth, from the Berkshires to the Cape. The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change is providing this opportunity to hear thoughts on clean energy and climate and will give constituents an organized opportunity to voice their opinions on energy issues, climate change, and legislation they want to see.
The Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs at the Western New England University School of Law was established in 2000 to offer students the opportunity to participate in activities relating to the legislative process.