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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 moves to lift solar caps, but proposal could put the brakes on solar

Responding to growing public pressure to remove limits on solar energy and reduce pollution from the power sector, the Baker administration introduced legislation today to raise the caps on net metering, the state’s most important solar program.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New carbon pollution limits are major step forward on climate

Coal and gas power plants will pollute 32 percent less nationwide and clean energy sources such as solar and offshore wind will meet more of Massachusetts’ electricity needs, under new federal limits on carbon pollution finalized today as part of President Obama’s climate plan.

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Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Diverse coalition rallies to lift solar energy caps on the heels of unanimous Mass. Senate vote

One week after the Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to lift the cap on the state’s most important solar program, a coalition of labor, business, low-income, and environmental organizations rallied at the State House urging state leaders to finish the job.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Mass. launches 10-city solar tour to highlight local effects of net metering caps

As limits on a key program slow the growth of solar energy in more than 170 cities and towns, Environment Massachusetts kicked off a 10-city tour today to bring attention to the effects of the solar caps on communities across the state.

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