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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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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Power plants are nation’s biggest contributors to global warming, putting Massachusetts communities in harm’s way

As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy nears, a new report from Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center sheds light on the largest contributors to global warming pollution: power plants.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

Global warming is one of the most profound threats of our time, and we’re already starting to feel the impacts – especially when it comes to extreme weather. Power plants are the largest source of global warming pollution in the United States, responsible for 41 percent of the nation’s production of carbon dioxide pollution. This report identifies the dirtiest power plants in Massachusetts and the United States, quantifies their contribution to global warming pollution, and calls on the Obama administration to adopt strong rules limiting carbon pollution from power plants

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Urged to Strengthen Cap on Climate Altering Carbon Emissions

Environment Massachusetts joined other environmental, public health and business organizations today at a public hearing on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap on climate-altering carbon emissions from power plants. 

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Report | Environment Massachusetts

Lighting the Way

Solar energy is on the rise. America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010, and more than 10 times as much as in 2007. In the first three months of 2013, solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in the United States. The price of solar energy is falling rapidly, and each year tens of thousands of additional Americans begin to reap the benefits of clean energy from the sun, generated right on the rooftops of their homes or places of business.

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