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Massachusetts moms for clean air.

In October, Environment Massachusetts staff members Ben Wright and Lauren Randall brought four mothers from Needham, Belchertown, Brookline and Boston to meet face-to-face with Sen. Scott Brown and urge him to oppose attacks on the Clean Air Act that are supported by polluters and their allies in congress. During the meeting, the mothers asked Sen. Brown to oppose Sen. Rand Paul’s (Ky.) legislation, which would have allowed out-of-state polluters to continue to shirk their responsibility for the pollution they cause—pollution that leads to thousands of childhood asthma attacks in Massachusetts alone. On Nov. 10, both Sen. Brown and Sen. Kerry stood with Massachusetts’ kids and voted against Rand Paul’s dirty air act.

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Sens. Warren and Cowan Join Bipartisan Leaders in U.S. Senate and House to Jumpstart Offshore Wind

Massachusetts U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and William “Mo” Cowan joined U.S. Senators and Representatives today to introduce bills in the U.S. Senate and House to incentivize offshore wind development. The bills would provide an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind power worth up to 30 percent of the cost of the project for the first 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind projects in the United States.

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Thirty-Two Massachusetts State Legislators Applauded For Calling on President Obama to Prioritize Action on Global Warming

Boston, MA – Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered to President Obama a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states, including 32 legislators from Massachusetts alone, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. The move was applauded by Environment Massachusetts and other environmental advocates across the country. (View the Letter)

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President Recommits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address

Boston  – Minutes ago, President Obama concluded his second inaugural address. Federal Field Organizer of Environment Massachusetts, Alison Giest, made the following statement in response: 

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President Obama Should Tackle Global Warming in Second Term

Boston – As President Obama prepares to deliver his inaugural address on Monday, Federal Field Associate of Environment Massachusetts, Alison Giest, made the following statement: 

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Fracking on Film

As the new Matt Damon movie, Promised Land, opened in theaters today, Environment Massachusetts sounded the alarm about the prospect of fracking coming to the Bay State. Real life experience, in states like Pennsylvania, suggests that drilling would take a severe toll on the Western Massachusetts environment and the health of its people.

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