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“People are already impacted by climate change, and it’s only going to get worse if we don’t accelerate our move toward doing all that we can, using all of the tools at our disposal to be able to address that.”

Tami Gouveia Pushes for Community Leadership on Emissions

By Katie Lannan

Officials in a handful of Massachusetts communities think they’ve cooked up a worthwhile strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and want the state’s permission to try it out.

“Let us be your test kitchen,” Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine told lawmakers Tuesday. “Let Arlington, let Lexington, Brookline and Acton, others that are pursuing this — let us put this effort forward. The people of Arlington want it to go forward.”…