After the federal government announced last week its intention to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, the response coming from state and local governments has been one of both disappointment and resilience. In Massachusetts, Gov. Baker has affirmed his intention to join a dozen other states in the new U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition intended to carry on the efforts of the Paris agreement at the state level. Additionally, 83 mayors representing 40 million constituents across the country have pledged to maintain their commitment to the Paris agreement.
On the electric vehicles front, that means the movement isn't going anywhere. The demand to go electric continues to rise - Massachusetts approved more EV rebates in May than ever before - and if the federal government backs off their commitments, it's more important than ever that local residents make an even stronger push to do our part and pick up the slack. The prices are still great, the environmental impact is still enormous, and Braintree Drives Electric continues to be here to offer as much support as we can, as we make Braintree a shining beacon for those determined to create a greener, healthier future for our children.