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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

Baker administration calls for stronger pollution limits, Massachusetts poised to benefit

Officials in Governor Charlie Baker’s administration announced their support today for strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program that caps global warming pollution from power plants in nine northeastern states.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Governor signs energy bill, but major issues left unaddressed

Following months of debate, Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill today that will bring offshore wind power to Massachusetts, but does not address other key energy issues.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Days after major energy vote, report highlights local action towards 100 percent renewable energy

Civic and business leaders gathered today to release a report highlighting cities and towns leading the way towards 100 percent renewable energy. The report comes just days after legislators voted to bring offshore wind energy to Massachusetts.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Renewable Communities

Massachusetts communities are leading the way towards 100 percent renewable energy. Cities and towns large and small, in all parts of the Commonwealth, are setting ambitious goals for reducing their energy usage and promoting clean energy.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Energy bill passes, but Legislature punts on key issues

Following months of debate, the Legislature approved a bill early this morning to bring offshore wind power to Massachusetts, but failed to address other key energy issues.

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