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Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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A Wake Up Call

Hurricane Sandy is another wake-up call. This time, let's heed Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder of what a warming planet has in store for us. It's time to take action to reduce carbon pollution, slow global warming, slow the rise of our oceans, and leave our children a safer planet.

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New Online Factsheet Details Recent Extreme Weather in Massachusetts

Amherst, MA—After a summer in which much of Massachusetts was hit by extreme weather, Environment Massachusetts today released a new online factsheet that shows the extent of recent extreme temperatures, wildfires and heavy downpours in Massachusetts. Scientists have linked some of the increased extreme weather in recent years to global warming, and have warned that we can expect even more extreme weather in the future unless we cut emissions of the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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Environment Massachusetts Advocate Ben Wright’s statement on the Markey-Welch renewable energy amendment

On the brink of yet another Republican-led assualt on our health, Congressman Markey introduces renewable energy amendment.

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Environment Massachusetts Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center today released The Costs of Fracking, a report documenting a wide range of impacts imposed by dirty drilling.  Fracking entails the pumping of millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals into underground shale to crack the rock and release the gas. As documented in this report, fracking creates millions of dollars in costs, related to everything from toxic cleanup, to health costs, to infrastructure damage.

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