Committee files bill to increase renewable energy use

ORTIZ TO SEARCH THE CAR DIDN'T EXTEND TO THE AREA UNDER THE HOOD BARRY: MASSACHUSETTS LAWMAKERS ARE TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

22NEWS STATE HOUSE REPORTER ELISHA MACHADO IS IN BOSTON WHERE A COMMITTEE UNVEILED NEW CLEAN ENERGY LEGISLATION ELISHA MACHADO: THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS FILING A BUILL AIMED AT REDUCING AIR POLLUTION AND INCREASING THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IT'S CALLED AN "ACT TO PROMOTE A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE" THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE RELEASED THE OMNIBUS ENERGY BILL MONDAY COMMITTEE CHAIR, SENATOR MARC PACHECO SAID SUCH A LAW WOULD HELP CREATE NEW JOBS, REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, AND BENEFIT PUBLIC HEALTH

STATE SENATOR MARC PACHECO, CHAIR, SENATE COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL WARMING: "WE BELIEVE THIS ACT, IF IT IS ENACTED, WILL PROTECT OUR PUBLIC HEALTH HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH" :12 ELISHA: THE BILL INCLUDES MEASURES AIMED AT INCREASING THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY, SUCH AS SOLAR, AND DIMINISHING THE NEED FOR PUIPELINES TO CARRY MORE NATURAL GAS STATE SENATOR MARC PACHECO, CHAIR, SENATE COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL WARMING: "WE DO NOT NEED NEW PIPELINES IN MASSACHUSETTS THAT WE CAN, IN FACT, MOVE FORWARD AS LONG AS WE EMBRACE CLEAN ENERGY, RENEWABLE SYSTEMS" :15 THE PROPOSAL WOULD PROHIBIT CONSTRUCTION OF ANY NEW PIPELINES AND PROTECT LANDOWNERS FROM INTRUSION BY PIPELINE COMPANIES

ELISHA MACHADO: THE BILL STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO IN THE PROCESS BEFORE IT CAN BECOME LAW IT STILL NEEDS APPROVAL IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE, AND EVENTUALLY, GOVERNOR BAKER'S SIGNATURE LIVE AT THE STATE HOUSE IN

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