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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Takes Action to Reduce Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

This week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) finalized improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a pioneering effort to clean up climate-altering carbon pollution from power plants. The new rules will reduce power plant pollution in the region by 15 percent with the decade.

 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New Report: Massachusetts Poised to Become Wind Energy Leader, Reducing Pollution and Fighting Global Warming

Massachusetts can increase its wind energy production more than tenfold over the next five years, with huge benefits to the state’s environment, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts. The growth in Massachusetts wind energy by 2018 would reduce carbon emissions as much as taking 130,000 cars off the road.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Fracking by the Numbers: New Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling

A new Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center report called “Fracking by the Numbers” measures the damage being done by the controversial drilling practice across the country.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States. This report seeks to quantify some of the key impacts of fracking to date—including the production of toxic wastewater, water use, chemicals use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Legislators Learn of Fracking Damage

At the state legislature’s first-ever hearing on fracking, Environment Massachusetts presented petitions from more than 11,700 residents calling on Beacon Hill to ban the dirty drilling process and spoke in support of H.788, a bill introduced by Representatives Peter Kocot and Denise Provost to ban fracking in the Commonwealth.

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