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Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh on energy efficiency

March 18, 2014

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

As one of the coldest winters in memory winds down, severe weather, the rising cost of fuel, and diminished federal funds represent a dangerous mixture as vulnerable households in Boston and across the Commonwealth rely on fuel assistance to keep their homes safe and warm throughout the cold season. I want to thank Governor Patrick, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin as Acting Governor, and the Massachusetts Legislature for appropriating $20 million in state funds to lessen the impact of federal cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. While Massachusetts has stepped up to meet this urgent need, I will continue working with Mayors across the country to fight for increased federal funds for LIHEAP to ensure more adequate and stable funding for this vital program.