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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New carbon pollution limits are major step forward on climate

Coal and gas power plants will pollute 32 percent less nationwide and clean energy sources such as solar and offshore wind will meet more of Massachusetts’ electricity needs, under new federal limits on carbon pollution finalized today as part of President Obama’s climate plan.

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Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Diverse coalition rallies to lift solar energy caps on the heels of unanimous Mass. Senate vote

One week after the Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to lift the cap on the state’s most important solar program, a coalition of labor, business, low-income, and environmental organizations rallied at the State House urging state leaders to finish the job.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Mass. launches 10-city solar tour to highlight local effects of net metering caps

As limits on a key program slow the growth of solar energy in more than 170 cities and towns, Environment Massachusetts kicked off a 10-city tour today to bring attention to the effects of the solar caps on communities across the state.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts, other Northeastern states show fighting global warming helps the economy

Massachusetts and eight other Northeastern states have boosted the regional economy by $1.3 billion through a regional program that caps global warming pollution from power plants, according to a report released today by the Analysis Group.

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