Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, a Democrat who took office earlier this year, has announced that she will issue an executive order to prohibit state agencies from buying single-use plastic bottles.
"We know that plastic waste, plastic production, are among the leading threats to our oceans, our climate, environmental justice. In government we have an obligation, we also have an opportunity to not only stop contributing to this damage, but to chart a better path forward. So we are proud to become the first state to adopt a procurement ban on single-use plastic bottles," Healey said during a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative 2023 Meeting.
The governor is promoting climate alarmist ideology.
"In our coastal state we know climate change is our biggest threat," she said during her speech.
A post on the @MassGovernor X account claims that in the state, "the climate crisis doesn't just threaten the health of our oceans. It puts our food, air, jobs, and homes all at risk."
Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy has laid out a 10-point plan about how he would seek to tackle plastic pollution as president.
"I will support an ambitious international plastics treaty," Kennedy wrote in a piece discussing his plan.
"I will limit construction and expansion of plastic production facilities. Communities across America, often in socio-economically disadvantaged areas, have been fighting to protect themselves from plastic facilities," he also wrote.
"I will ban fracking, which provides the feedstock for most of the plastics produced in the U.S.," he declared.
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