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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

For clean energy leadership, we need more than words

“It’s good to hear top officials from Governor Charlie Baker’s administration pledge their support for clean energy and meeting the state’s climate goals. But it’s going to take more than words to make it happen," said Ben Hellerstein, State Director for Environment Massachusetts.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

One year after solar caps reached, advocates call on Speaker to act

As gridlock in the Massachusetts Legislature continues to stymie efforts to expand clean energy, environmental advocates launched a monthlong campaign today marking the one-year anniversary of hitting a cap on solar power, and called on House Speaker Robert DeLeo to act.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores

As the obstacles facing Massachusetts’ solar industry continue to mount, Environment Massachusetts released a report today showing tremendous potential for solar installations on “big box” retailers, grocery stores, and shopping centers.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

In blow to climate action, Supreme Court pauses Clean Power Plan

The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will delay implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan – the centerpiece of President Obama’s plans to tackle climate change – while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies who want to kill the rule.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Obama gets an A- for environmental budget items

“Overall, President Obama’s budget gets an A-. It is fantastic news for climate action, clean energy, and our national parks; but there is one piece of bad news that really stings: the proposal decreases clean water funding just as the Flint crisis makes clear that we can’t take safe drinking water for granted.” – Ben Hellerstein, Environment Massachusetts

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