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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Less Shelter from the Storm

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently pummeled our coasts, Environment Massachusetts warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm- related impacts.  The group documented threats to programs that prevent or curb flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites. Environment Massachusetts also called for preventing more global warming-fueled extreme weather in the future.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts

Less Shelter from the Storm

With recent massive hurricanes pummeling our coasts, we need to do more to protect our communities. We need to make them less susceptible to flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites, and, of course, we need to prevent even more intense global warming fueled extreme weather in the future. Unfortunately, as detailed below, pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities. Rather than protecting our most vulnerable communities, budget proposals on the table in Washington, D.C.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Academics, experts say Massachusetts should move to 100 percent renewable energy

Experts from universities and businesses delivered a letter to state officials today urging them to pass legislation that would commit Massachusetts to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by mid-century.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

As legislators consider clean energy ramp-up, activists rally for ambitious commitments

Activists rallied at the State House today to urge officials to accelerate the growth of clean, renewable energy like solar and wind.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center and MASSPIRG Education Fund

Central Mass. should move to 100% renewable energy, local leaders say

Local leaders gathered today to discuss how Central Massachusetts can move to 100 percent renewable energy from sources like solar and wind.

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