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We're helping Massachusetts go solar.

The Bay State has tremendous solar potential, and solar is on the rise—since 2008, solar power in the commonwealth has increased 24-fold. We believe Massachusetts can get 10 percent of our energy from the sun by 2030. That's why we launched a grassroots campaign to help the state go solar. And in 2012, thanks in large part to our efforts, the Massachusetts state Senate voted to expand the state's most successful solar program. Now, we're making sure the House does the same—ensuring that solar will continue to grow here in Massachusetts.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts Advocate Ben Wright’s statement on the Markey-Welch renewable energy amendment

On the brink of yet another Republican-led assualt on our health, Congressman Markey introduces renewable energy amendment.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center today released The Costs of Fracking, a report documenting a wide range of impacts imposed by dirty drilling.  Fracking entails the pumping of millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals into underground shale to crack the rock and release the gas. As documented in this report, fracking creates millions of dollars in costs, related to everything from toxic cleanup, to health costs, to infrastructure damage.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

The Costs of Fracking

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—to unlock new supplies of fossil fuels in underground rock formations across the United States. “Fracking” has spread rapidly, leaving a trail of contaminated water, polluted air, and marred landscapes in its wake. In fact, a growing body of data indicates that fracking is an environmental and public health disaster in the making.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New Report: A Turning Point for Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy

Boston, MA (September 13, 2012) – Massachusetts can create jobs while powering our homes and businesses with local, clean energy, but only if our elected officials and regulators take the right steps now, according to a new report released today by the National Wildlife Federation and local partners Environment Massachusetts, Conservation Law Foundation, Environmental League of Massachusetts, and Sierra Club. The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife & Secure America’s Energy Future details the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind energy, potential obstacles to progress, and a prosperous path forward.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts

The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy

As America struggles to revitalize our economy, create jobs, secure an
energy independent future, and protect our communities and wildlife
from the dangers of climate change, one energy source offers a golden
opportunity to power our homes and businesses without creating more
pollution —– Atlantic offshore wind.

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