Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh on energy efficiency
March 18, 2014
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.